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Urban Country News Becomes Little Rebellion Music

Urban Country News Becomes Little Rebellion Music

September 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm

For a while, UCN has been focusing on more than just country music. The name kept leading to some confusion so it has become time to leave it behind. From today, UCN writers will welcome you on the new website – Little Rebellion Music We want to thank everyone who […]

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New Music: Alan Jackson Releases ‘The Bluegrass Album’

September 24, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Alan Jackson has released his long-anticipated new project, The Bluegrass Album. He previously flirted with the genre on his 2006 album, Like Red on a Rose, produced by Alison Krauss, but this marks his first full-scale bluegrass record. Jackson solo-penned eight songs for the album, which also includes outside cuts […]

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Save the Date: 2014 Key West Songwriters Festival to Take Place May 7-11

September 24, 2013 at 11:06 am

Get your flip-flops ready! Next year’s Key West Songwriters Festival will take place May 7 – 11, 2014. The BMI-sponsored festival is a highlight in the songwriters calendar with hundreds of free performances spread over the island’s bars, cafés, theaters, and beaches. For more information on tickets and to be […]

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Dean Dillon to Be Named BMI Icon at 2013 BMI Country Awards

September 24, 2013 at 9:11 am

Dean Dillon will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 2013 BMI Country Awards. The award is reserved for that distinguished group of songwriters “who have had a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Dillon will join other songwriting greats such as Tom T. Hall, Kris […]

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Carrie Underwood Honors The Beatles with Performance of ‘Yesterday’ at Emmy Awards

September 23, 2013 at 6:11 pm

At last night’s Emmy Awards a segment celebrated the 50 years since The Beatles were first introduced to American television audiences. Part of the tribute was this performance by Carrie Underwood of classic hit ‘Yesterday.’ She delivered it with no frills in a beautifully understated rendition. Check out the video […]

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Tim McGraw Performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival – in pictures

September 23, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Last weekend’s iHeartRadio Music Festival brought some of the biggest music stars to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Helping to represent country music was Tim McGraw, who dressed up for the occasion. Getty photographer Ethan Miller captured his performance, check out some of the shots below.  

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Keith Urban Performs at iHeartRadio Music Festival – in pictures

September 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Keith Urban appeared at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas and luckily for us, Getty photographer Christopher Polk was present to take some great shots. Check some of them out below.  

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Photo: Front Row Native Run (Bryan Dawley and Rachel Beauregard)

Back Row: Show Dog – Universal Music President Mark Wright, Producer Luke Laird, Show Dog – Universal Music GM George Nunes, Show Dog -Universal Music Senior Director A&R Cliff Audretch, III

Duo Native Run Inks New Deal with Show Dog – Universal Music

September 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm

It really is turning into the year of the duo here in Nashville! The latest signing to Show Dog – Universal is Native Run. The duo’s Rachel Beauregard and Bryan Dawley impressed songwriter and producer Luke Laird, who is currently working with them on their debut album. Read more in […]

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New Music Video: ‘Days of Gold’ – Jake Owen

September 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm

While summer fades away and fall arrives, Jake Owen brings back the sunshine with his new video for ‘Days of Gold.’ And it seems we might be following the couple’s story in future music videos… Check it out below and get ready to dance along!    

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Americana Honors & Awards 2013 Celebrates Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Dwight Yoakam, Shovels & Rope

September 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Last night, the Americana Music Association handed out its annual Honors & Awards. As expected, some of the biggest prizes went to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, who joined forces on their Old Yellow Moon album. Dwight Yoakam was crowned Artist of the Year, while new duo Shovels & Rope […]

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