How My Daughter Got Me Into Gospel Music

How My Daughter Got Me Into Gospel Music
Panama Jackson is the co-founder and Senior Editor of VerySmartBrothas.com. He lives in Washington, DC, and believes children are our future and that if we teach them well, we can let them lead the way. He also really likes Kool-Aid. Still.
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Gospel Music – “Automobile” Video
It’s always nice when a random blog-roll inclusion delivers an unexpected ditty. Gospel Music’s “Automobile” might not be something you would jam to initially, but has enough songwriting spell to entrance you into humming the carefree cocktail all …
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Spreading the gospel music
OAKLAND — The members of the McCoy Memorial Baptist Church choir in Los Angeles have been working very hard lately. The 40-member ensemble normally meets once a week at its East 46th Street home. But since reaching the L.A. regional semifinals of the “How …
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Latest Country Music News

Materialism is Killing Country Music
Fans of traditional country music have a lot to complain about in the modern era of country music, but one of its biggest faults is the pervasive materialism seeping into the lyrics. Do the things that symbolize country living define the meaning of the music?
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Beyonce Performs “Daddy Lessons” At The Country Music Awards With The Dixie Chicks
Beyonce brought her country lemonade over to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville to perform her hit “Daddy Lessons” with the Dixie Chicks during the 2016 Country Music Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 2. READ: Mathew Knowles Reveals Honest Thoughts On Beyonce …
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2017 Country Music Awards
2017 Country Music Awards Jason Aldean accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. Check out this story on detroitnews.com: http://detne.ws …
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Hip-Hop Now Most Popular Music Genre in America

Hip-Hop Now Most Popular Music Genre in America
Hip-Hop has been declared today’s most popular music, according to The Nielsen Company’s mid-year report. The report looks at a combination of factors including physical and digital album and single sales as well as on-demand audio and video streams.
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Music: BP The Neckbreaker f. Frukwan & 9th Prince – Stacking Ammo
On the lead single off his forthcoming compilation LP, Timeless Music, Long Island producer BP The Neckbreaker laces grimy strings and slapping drums for “Stacking Ammo,” a hard-hitting collaboration featuring Wu-Tang affiliates, Frukwan and 9th Prince.
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Hip Hop History: Afrika Bambaataa Speaks on the Early Days of Hip Hop & the Zulu Nation
November marks Hip Hop History Month and hence we wanna kick things off by highlighting the work and perspective of one of Hip Hop’s founding fathers Afrika Bambaataa and the Universal Zulu Nation who celebrate their 40th anniversary this year (2013 …
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Jazz bassist Todd Coolman appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty

Jazz bassist Todd Coolman appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Todd Coolman will join its faculty as adjunct professor of music in jazz bass Aug. 1. A two-time Grammy Award winner, Coolman is among the most in-demand …
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The Ultimate Studio Bass Buyer’s Guide: Great Bassists on Choosing the Best Instrument for the Recording Studio
New technology for making guitars and basses has turned the luthier’s job into as much of a science as an art form. Thanks to the advent of advanced “CNC machines” that now aid major guitar makers in some of their most difficult and time-consuming …
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Best Bassists Ever
One of THE BEST heavy metal bass players out there, Mike has played in Alice in Chains, Black Label Society and the Blizzard of Ozz (Ozzy Osbourne’s backing band). He’s played with Slash’s Snakepit and recorded with them for their 1995 release “It’s Five o …
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Latest Country Music News

Racists Win: Country Music Awards Deletes ALL Beyonce Footage
Breaking: the Country Music Awards are now denying the removal of ALL Beyonce mentions from their site, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Co-performers the Dixie Chicks say the CMAs are lying. The show apparently removed the posts after receiving an …
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Country Music and Political Connections
Kurt Campbell is an expert on Asia and security issues who is now chief executive of the Center for a New American Security. He served in the Pentagon in the Clinton administration, in charge of Asia/Pacific issues, and earlier taught at Harvard.
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Post the biggest hit song in your country right now
I’d want to save your ears from the mess , but I truly don’t know which are the biggest shits here ,all of the releases were bad enough for people to drop them and go back to years back stuff….. despacito is the shit here tho even when people don …
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American Country Music

American Country Music
What is now known as “country music” in the United States, Canada, and much of Europe has gone by a variety of monikers since the first recordings of the genre were made in the early 1920s—including “hillbilly,” “old familiar tunes,” and …
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Country Music in Los Angeles: Where to Listen, Play, and Two-Step
If you live and breathe country music, you’re not alone. The booming industry caters to plenty of talented popular artists who always have something new to contribute. Places like Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, and Kentucky are best known for their love of …
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VIDEO: First Listen – New Music from Country Music Star Shania Twain!
‘Now’ is the new album from country music star Shania Twain. The record drops September 29th. Pre-order now at http://umgn.us/NOWStandardPreorder Purchase Shania Twain’s latest music: http://umgn.us/shaniatwainpurchase. Below, check out a first listen to …
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Academy of Country Music Names 2017 Industry Awards Nominees

Academy of Country Music Names 2017 Industry Awards Nominees
The Academy of Country Music announced the nominees for the Industry Award component of the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. Nominees for the 2017 Industry Awards of the Country Music Awards include AEG’s Brent Fedrizzi and Ali Harnell competing …
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Brooklyn Country Music Festival Draws NYC’s Maverick Musicians to Gowanus
While he may not be interested in splitting hairs over who can lay claim to the area’s first multi-day country music jamboree, there are quite a few features of his version that make it both unique and essential. For one thing, the “Brooklyn” in BCFM …
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Hold Up: Country Music Has Always Been Down With The Brown
As Beyoncé prepares to show up and show out at the Country Music Association Awards tonight, I’ve got a little history lesson for you. Despite claims to the contrary, Bey is just as entitled to the genre as the award show’s overwhelmingly white pool of …
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Houston’s 11 Best Music Festivals

Houston’s 11 Best Music Festivals
Especially if they don’t live in Houston, people can perhaps be forgiven for not thinking of this city as a “festival town,” at least in the same sense that Austin, Chicago or New Orleans is. It just gives those of us who live here a chance to sound …
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11 Upcoming Music Festivals To Buy Tickets For ASAP
If you’re having Coachella withdrawals or recovering from FOMO from not being at Coachella, fear not. 2017 still has many music festivals left on the calendar in cities across the United States. Let’s hope none of them turn into a Fyre Festival …
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How Music Festivals Are Changing
Evan Harrison is the CEO of Huka Entertainment, a company that produces destination-site festivals including Pemberton Music Festival (British Columbia) and Tortuga Music Festival (Ft. Lauderdale). Evan has a long history in the digital music space.
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How bluegrass music blossomed in Brown County

How bluegrass music blossomed in Brown County
Bean Blossom in northern Brown County is home to one of the most important institutions in bluegrass music — the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. Every June, about 20,000 fans of the oldest continuously operating bluegrass festival in the …
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Bluegrass returns to Old Mobeetie
The annual Old Mobeetie Music Festival kicks off Friday with a lineup of seven featured bands. Festivities open at 6 p.m. Friday at the courthouse square in Old Mobeetie, located about 33 miles east of Pampa off of Texas Highway 152. The lineup includes …
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Kids on Bluegrass
Guestblogger Marina Gorbis is executive director at Institute for the Future. The title of this post is actually the name of the program started by the California Bluegrass Association, an organization that brings together young pickers, ages 3 to 18, to …
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Latest Music Festivals News

11 Awesome Asian Music Festivals to Attend in 2017
Until very recently there weren’t very many music festivals in the Far East beyond cultural events. However, over the last few years there has been a surge in large-scale music events – all with awe-inspiring production, international lineups and …
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2017 Country Music Festivals Guide
Country music festivals are as much a part of summer as the beach and baseball, but keeping track of them can be a chore. Taste of Country’s Country Music Festival guide actually begins in January with a fest that will remind you of summers past.
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Music Festivals: Peace, Love and a Business Battle
As music fans get ready to listen to Florence + the Machine, Paul McCartney and Alabama Shakes this weekend at Lollapalooza in Chicago, a turf war is heating up in the music-festival business. Lollapalooza, one of the oldest and most popular festivals, is …
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