Country music at The Big E

musicCountry music at The Big E
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)  Continuing our coverage of the Big E Centennial Celebration, The Big E and country music have always gone hand and hand. As it celebrates its 100th anniversary, you’ll find some of the biggest acts in country music …
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Forever Country Music Video Features 30 Top Country Music Artists
The Forever Country Music video celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards and features 30 of the Top Country Music artists. This year will be the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards event that honors top Country Music artists each year.

Country Music Promotes American Values
Country music, a genre whose roots grew from traditional American values, is popularizing patriotism more than ever as its artists gain momentum, according to a story in the August issue of Townhall Magazine. Rob Weiner, a pop-culture historian at Texas …


Where Did Reggae Music Come From?

reggaeWhere Did Reggae Music Come From?
Reggae developed in the mid-20th Century in Jamaica, heavily influenced by traditional mento folk music, as well as blues and jazz from the United States. A monument dedicated to Bob Marley, one of the most well-known Reggae artists of all time, in …

INTERVIEW: Rebelution’s Eric Rachmany on his reggae influences and big summer tour
This summer, the rock-reggae group Rebelution will headline an outdoor concert tour with Matisyahu, Collie Buddz and Zion I. The Santa Monica band, featuring Eric Rachmany on vocals/guitar, Rory Carey on keyboards, Marley D. Williams on bass and Wesley …

Shaggy’s Top Reggae Tracks
It is an amazing fusion record because you’ve got the reggae feel, but it had the ability to capture an international audience and still give that same energy. Jimmy Cliff is an icon in the reggae game and it’s such a classic song that lasts to this …
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How to Shop for Classical Music on Vinyl

How to Shop for Classical Music on Vinyl
So, you’ve decided to nerd up your record collection and expand your aural palette by getting into classical music on vinyl? Awesome! But where to start? The good news is that high-quality classical vinyl is relatively easy to find. The great news is …
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Is Classical Education Revitalizing Christian Culture?
Patrick Henry College recently brought more honor to the exciting renewal of classical education nationwide. Not only has the small liberal-arts school in Purcellville, Virginia, won nine of the last twelve American Moot Court Association National …

This Video Of Candy Melting To Classical Music Is Oddly Hypnotizing
I’m not entirely sure what the human fascination with melting objects/food is. I get that in some weird sense, it’s soothing (especially when featured with the reverse), but it’s also showcasing destruction and ruin. Yes, I know it’s just a gummy bear, but …


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Cancer Comes to Country Music
I can’t make up my mind: Has country music finally gone too far? Has the brilliant and powerful mastery of emotional manipulation that is its signature, its relentless effort to make you weep at all costs, at last taken it into territory the bitter end …
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30 of Country Music’s Biggest Acts Teamed Up to Create the Most Epic Music Video Ever
Just in case your calendars weren’t already marked, the CMA Awards (a.k.a. Country Music’s Biggest Night) are celebrating their 50th anniversary on November 2 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. To mark occasion (and get country music fans geared up for all the toe …

Country Music Isn’t Country Music Anymore And Here’s Why
If Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Grahamâ’s pop-country mash-up performance at this year’s Grammy Awards over the weekend didn’t prove it, I’ll say it – country music isn’t just country music anymore. Their respective hits, Ballerini’s Peter Pan …


Exclusive Interview: Bas Ibellini discusses Fabric, and the future of underground music

Exclusive Interview: Bas Ibellini discusses Fabric, and the future of underground music
With a talent for creating a certain entrancing energy within his sets and studio offerings, we were keen to get to know the budding producer a bit better, and it has been a busy few months for the Londoner, as he explained in this exclusive We Rave You …

DJ Hodor’s Rave of Thrones Brings Nerds and Norms Together at Anthem
On screen, he’s the least significant sliver of television’s current largest ensemble cast, protector of a disabled, psychic prince and a hulking simpleton who communicates only through speaking his own name Hodor.” Outside of the Seven Kingdoms …
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Blaq Poet’s new album Tha Blaqprint has the cosign that most rappers would give a limb to have. That co-sign is DJ Premier and in this new short video, his praise to Blaq Poet is front and center stage.


Scottish study suggests dogs are partial to reggae music

Scottish study suggests dogs are partial to reggae music
Jan. 27 (UPI) –A Scottish study looking at how music affects dogs’ behavior suggests canines are partial to reggae over classical music. Researchers from the Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow said they studied the psychological and behavioral …
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THE POP GROUP –  Funky Punky Freaky Reggae Party in Belgium…
few bands that really have, after reuniting many years after they first formed (1977), something challenging, inspiring and perspicacious to say in caustic words and in compelling sound. Their two comeback albums in two years, CITIZEN ZOMBIE (2015)

Around Newburyport
State of the City of Newburyport: 7:30-9 a.m. Feb. 10, Nicholson Hall, 7 Harris St., Newburyport. Join for Mayor Donna Holaday’s presentation of the annual State of the City of Newburyport at the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry …


Kirk Franklin Worries Gospel Music Might Fade Away Just Like Disco

musicKirk Franklin Worries Gospel Music Might Fade Away Just Like Disco
Gospel singer Kirk Franklin is not optimistic about the future of gospel music. He worries that God-themed music would fade away the same way disco did. Franklin shared his thoughts during a guest appearance at Erica Campbell’s syndicated radio show “Get Up!
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Funeral home director, gospel singer faces child sex charges
He’s scheduled to appear in court February 15. It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney. Massey operates Massey Funeral Home. His website describes him as an “accomplished musician” best known for gospel music.
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True Worship Music Is Gospel Music Even If It Isn’t Gospel Music
We talk about Colossians 3:16 a lot here at My Song In The Night, because it tells us what kind of songs please God when we assemble together as his church. It has nothing to do with the instruments or the style you use, as long as the music aids our …


LeStrange Viols to bring early music revival to ETSU

musicLeStrange Viols to bring early music revival to ETSU
Members of LeStrange Viols have been featured performers with ACRONYM, Arcadia Viols, Amherst Early Music Festival, The Newberry Consort, Folger Consort, The King’s Noyse, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Trio Settecento, The Oberlin Consort of Viols …
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OpenAir’s 2016 Guide To Colorado Summer Music Festivals
Colorado has the advantage of being a great destination — and place to live — in all four seasons. But summer in Colorado stands out because of the music. There’s a wide selection of outdoor music festivals here from May to September. This summer’s …

Fort Worth’s new Fortress Festival announces notable headliners: Run the Jewels and Purity Ring
which used to be Transmission Events, the company responsible for the dearly departed Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.) New music festival coming to Fort Worth next spring The cutting-edge lineup is a reflection of the style of bands one would normally see on a …


2016’s New additions to country music families

music2016’s New additions to country music families
Our country music families are growing! In 2016,a dozen babies joined the families of some of our country music artists. First to join was Love Lily Brust,, the 7 lb. 7 oz. daughter of Preston and Kristen Brust. Preston is half of the duo LOCASH.

‘The Voice’ season 11 winner: How country music rules
The NBC hit reality competition “The Voice” has crowned its latest winner, with singer Sundance Head being named as the champion of the show’s 11th season. Mr. Head won out over fellow competitors Billy Gilman, Josh Gallagher, and Wé McDonald.
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Country Music Events: How Big Brands are Building Loyalty
It can be indie, it can be gritty, it can be rock and pop. It’s on primetime à la the CMA Music Festival’s annual “Country’s Night to Rock” (called the most social show of the year by Forbes in 2014). And thanks to Blake Shelton, the country …


Contemporary German Pop Music

musicContemporary German Pop Music
In the 60’s and 70’s German music – or better: music in Germany – ranged from traditional German folk music (which is pretty much forgotten about today), over folk imbued “Schlager” (best compared with a mix of country, r & b-oldies and very …

Jackie Wilson: The Singer And The Showman
Jackie Wilson was one of those: a singer’s singer … Wilson cracked the pop Top 10 just six times. But on the R&B charts, 15 of Wilson’s records were Top 10 hits. The late Michael Jackson was a fan. In 1984, when Jackson collected seven Grammy Awards …
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The TSU Toronadoes
“Tighten Up” began as an instrumental jam that local R&B group the TSU Toronadoes played at their shows … Allen Hill, frontman for Houston’s Allen Oldies Band, figures he’s played the song hundreds of times, and says that spontaneity makes capturing …
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