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Austin City Limits Celebrates More than 40 Years of Country Music’s Best

Austin City Limits Celebrates More than 40 Years of Country Music’s Best

Austin City Limits has become a fan and country music artist favorite. The program, which launched in 1974, as attracted every country music act you can think of to its stage, and along the way has developed a strong and loyal fanbase. Over the years the Austin City Limits stage has be graced by country…MORE

50 Country Songs to Get You Through Your Next Summer Road Trip [Playlist]

50 Country Songs to Get You Through Your Next Summer Road Trip [Playlist]

A quick Google search for “road trip country songs” will get you a list of songs featuring “road” in the title. While we enjoy Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” and Brooks & Dunn’s “Red Dirt Road” as much as anyone, we decided to dig a little deeper to create a 50-song playlist for your…MORE

Remembering Waylon Jennings’ 80th Birthday With His No. 1 Hit From ’80, “Theme From the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys)” [Listen]

Remembering Waylon Jennings’ 80th Birthday With His No. 1 Hit From ’80, “Theme From the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys)” [Listen]

It’s often hard to pinpoint who started a movement. But in every musical offshoot there is inevitably someone who rises to the forefront and whose name becomes synonymous with the new direction. When it comes to the Outlaw Movement, that someone is Waylon Jennings, who was born on June 15, 1937, in Littlefield, Texas, and…MORE

Only Daddy

Only Daddy

It’s been 15 years since Waylon Jennings died. The Country Music Hall of Fame member passed away on Feb. 13, 2002, from diabetic complications. Waylon had a string of hits over his illustrious career, including “Amanda,” “I’m a Ramblin’ Man” and “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line”MORE

Remembering Waylon Jennings’ 79th Birthday With His Three No. 1s From ’79

Remembering Waylon Jennings’ 79th Birthday With His Three No. 1s From ’79

It’s often hard to pinpoint who started a movement. But in every musical offshoot there is inevitably someone who rises to the forefront and whose name becomes synonymous with the new direction. When it comes to the Outlaw Movement, that someone is Waylon Jennings, who was born on June 15, 1937, in Littlefield, Texas, and…MORE

Vote Now: 5 of the Most Controversial Quotes Ever Uttered in Country Music

Vote Now: 5 of the Most Controversial Quotes Ever Uttered in Country Music

As the Dixie Chicks hit U.S. soil for the North American leg of their DCX MMXVI World Tour today (June 1), we take a look at five of the most controversial quotes ever uttered in country music. Cast your vote and let us know if you Forgive ’Em, Forget ’Em or Fully Agree.   Natalie Maines…MORE

Country Artists React to Waylon Jennings’ Death (2002)

Country Artists React to Waylon Jennings’ Death (2002)

Written by Chris Neal, originally published in the March 19, 2002 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  Country was hit hard by Waylon’s death. Here are a few reactions from the stars whose music he influenced – and whose lives he touched. JOHNNY CASH: “Waylon was a dear friend, one of the best, of 35 years. I’ll miss…MORE

Waylon Jennings: Righteous Outlaw Until the End (2002)

Waylon Jennings: Righteous Outlaw Until the End (2002)

Written by Chris Neal, originally published in the March 19, 2002 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  The cold is unbearable in Clear Lake, Iowa. Twenty-one-year-old Waylon Jennings, playing bass on tour for Buddy Holly, has just given up his prized seat on a chartered plane to J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson. He will travel by bus…MORE

Top 10 Outlaw Country Songs

Top 10 Outlaw Country Songs

It’s cool to be an “outlaw” again, at least in country music. And no, we’re not talking about those who flaunt the law or do jail time just to get the firsthand experience. Instead, the “outlaws” in this case are artists who are taking more control over their own music and occasionally drifting away from…MORE

Waylon Jennings Dies at 64

Waylon Jennings Dies at 64

Country music and country fans lost a legend yesterday (Feb. 13, 2002) when Waylon Jennings died in his home in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 64. Jennings had long suffered with diabetes and complications arising from the disease. In November he went to the hospital to ease suffering from peripheral vascular disease that prevented…MORE

Waylon Jennings Throws the Book at His Colorful Career

Waylon Jennings Throws the Book at His Colorful Career

Originally published in the August 20, 1996 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  With his heart in country music but with a foot solidly planted in rockabilly, Waylon Jennings shook up the buttoned‑down Music Row establishment after first trying to play the game by its rules. “If there’s no edge in the music, there’s no edge…MORE

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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