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Vince Gill is on the Lookout for an Extra Special Banjo

Vince Gill is awesome. Can we all agree? Ok, good! I have made no secret that I adore the guy and have been a fan for many years. Through concerts, fan club parties, watching interview, etc I had never heard of this endearing story until recently so I of course had to share.

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Chris Young Sells Out Hot August Concert Night In Southern California

Chris Young is a very busy guy these days. Not only is he experiencing the strongest sales of his career for his steamy new single, “I’m Comin’ Over,” he is also witnessing his biggest concert crowds to date. Over 8,000 supportive cheering fans turned out for his recent sold-out show at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, California on August 13th.

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Get Your Summer Sizzlin’ With CMM’s Summer Playlist

Can you even believe summer is right around the corner already? Warm weather, barbecues, picnics and more is waiting at our doorstep. What could go better with all of those things but some GREAT country music right?

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Phil Vassar Set To Burn Up Many Miles On 2015 Fall #noPHILter Tour

Phil Vassar is an artist who I would love to have half of his energy to bottle and sell; I would get pretty rich. The Lynchburg, VA native has called Nashville home since his music scene debut in the late ‘90s. The two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year artist is heading out on the fall leg of his 2015 #noPHILter tour burning up many miles along the way.

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Thomas Rhett is Sharing NEW Music Off His Upcoming Album “Tangled Up”

Thomas Rhett is sharing new music off his upcoming Tangled Up (The Valory Music Co.) out September 25th. Beginning today, Vevo will premiere a new video every Friday mirroring the track fans will simultaneously receive as an instant iTunes download for pre-ordering the forthcoming album.

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Danielle Bradbery Releases “Friend Zone”

Danielle Bradbery heats up the end of summer with her sassy new song “Friend Zone” released today to iTunes and digital partners and already on the brink of Top 15. Banjos and marching-band-like drums complement the sports-infused relationship analogies in the tune, penned by Danielle along with Mikal Blue, Johan Lindbrandt and Shari Short.

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Hayley Orrantia Talks Music, Songwriting and More With CMM–Interview

Every time we watch ABC’s 1980’s themed hit comedy “The Goldbergs,” as the narrator says, it was “whatever date, 1980 something,” I think of Mark Wills’ hit song “19 Somethin’.” Little did I know that the show would also have me talking to one of the stars about her country music career.

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Welcome 99.1 The Ranch/KWSV To Our Family

The media business can be crazy, interesting, unexpected, but most of all we look for the fun.  Country Music Matters has found that fun and will add it every Friday morning in conjunction with 99.1 The Ranch/KWSV in Simi Valley, CA. With the work of our Editor in Chief, Krissie and myself, along with Program Director Michael Raffety and morning on-air personality Ashley Paige we have developed a way to bring you an extra dose of the latest Country news highlights of each week.

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Jennifer Nettles Lands Big Machine Label, New Music and Tour With Brandy Clark & Ryan Kinder

Nice to see the Ladies taking over the news feeds this week. Grammy nominated Jennifer Nettles is sharing a new step in her career. Big Machine Record Label announced Jennifer has signed on as part of their ever growing artist roster. Along with this she will release a new single this October as well as a new album set for early 2016.

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Scotty McCreery Chats With Charlie Chase

Scotty McCreery was recently interviewed by legendary radio and TV personality Charlie Chase for Premiere Radio Networks’ “The Crook and Chase Countdown” syndicated radio show.

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Aug
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Taylor Swift HIts LA and Makes Lasting Impression — PHOTOS

Taylor Swift. I know….she went pop, BUT she was in the country world for a long while and still has a TON of country music fans! Well, we usually don’t cover too much of her news, but I had a friend who is an awesome photographer go to one of SOLD OUT LA shows and she got some amazing photos that we just had to share!

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Throwback Thursday Featuring Carrie Underwood

It seems that this past week has been the Week of Carrie Underwood. Everyone has been talking nonstop about her since she announced on August 20th, that “Smoke Break” would be the new and lead single from her 5th studio album due out in October. She also announced the title and release date for the new album, which will be called “Storyteller”, that same night. The music video for “Smoke Break” was released on Monday the 24th! Talk about getting your Carrie Underwood fix! So in honor of all the hullabaloo over Carrie this week, I’ve chosen a Carrie video for this week’s throwback video feature.

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Cingle Records Powerful Artist Rainey Qualley To Make Opry Debut

It is like following up with “our children” when we find great news about them. Cingle Records artist Rainey Qualley was in our “Wednesday’s Watch” spotlight earlier this month. She impressed us so it is no surprise that she will make her Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday August 28th.

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