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Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys: Author! Author!

Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys: Author! Author!

Originally published in the October 26, 2015 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  In THE FINAL PART of our four-part series on The Oak Ridge Boys, tenor Joe Bonsall fulfills his offstage calling by writing books and website essays. The Oak Ridge Boys—Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—represent four distinct personalities who…MORE

William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys: In Focus

William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys: In Focus

Originally published in the October 19, 2015 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  In the third of our four-part series on the Oak Ridge Boys, baritone William Lee Golden finds his happy place in the world of light and shadow. The Oak Ridge Boys—Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—represent four distinct personalities…MORE

Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys: Branch President

Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys: Branch President

Originally published in the October 12, 2015 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  Duane Allen of The Oak Ridge Boys helps run the band’s business right down to their tour itinerary, in part two of our four-part series on the Oaks. The Oak Ridge Boys—Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—represent four distinct…MORE

Country Weekly 2015-10-05 Shooting Star Power: CMA New Artist of the Year Nominees

Country Weekly 2015-10-05 Shooting Star Power: CMA New Artist of the Year Nominees

Five of country music’s most talented newcomers are vying for this year’s CMA New Artist of the Year Award. Winning the CMA New Artist of the Year Award is more than a nice feather in your cap—it’s a pretty accurate barometer of future country music success. Since the inception of the award in 1981—when it…MORE

Turnpike Troubadours Hit Another Mile Marker With New Self-Titled Album

Turnpike Troubadours Hit Another Mile Marker With New Self-Titled Album

Turnpike Troubadours frontman Evan Felker is cracking a cold can of Corona at his pad on a late summer afternoon (closer to noon than after) in Okemah, Okla., a town of less than 3,500 people that folk-singing icon Woody Guthrie used to call home. Nowadays, the locals are pretty proud of ol’ Woody. You can…MORE

Country Weekly 2015-10-05 Nash Next Spotlight Artist: The Band Perry

Country Weekly 2015-10-05 Nash Next Spotlight Artist: The Band Perry

Though “If I Die Young” may have given The Band Perry a career-defining hit very early in the sibling trio’s career, Kimberly, Reid and Neil aren’t content to try to duplicate its quaint, folky style for a life of diminishing returns. The group’s sophomore album, Pioneer, showcased them branching out into arena rock with amped…MORE

Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys: Mr. Baseball

Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys: Mr. Baseball

Originally published in the October 5, 2015 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  The Oak Ridge Boys’ Richard Sterban steps up to the plate to share his passion for the National Pastime during the first part of our four-part series on the Oaks. The Oak Ridge Boys—Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—represent…MORE

Lynn Anderson: 1947–2015

Lynn Anderson: 1947–2015

Originally published in the August 31, 2015 issue of Country Weekly magazine. The feisty “Rose Garden” singer helped open the doors for future female artists. They didn’t come much more genuine than Lynn Anderson. Or feistier and more honest, either. The world first came to know her as the voice behind one of country music’s…MORE

On the Edge: Lindi Ortega

On the Edge: Lindi Ortega

Originally published in the August 31, 2015 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  For Fans Of: Dolly Parton, Cat Power, Etta James After Lindi Ortega saw the Jeff Bridges film Crazy Heart, she had a startling thought. Could his character, the once-great but down-and-out musician Otis Blake, be an example of what kind of life awaits…MORE

Little Big Town: Taking Big Risks That Pay Off

Little Big Town: Taking Big Risks That Pay Off

Originally published in the June 29, 2015 issue of Country Weekly magazine. What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet is the current proof. Actually, he’s the missing proof. During an early morning sit-down at Little Big Town’s PR firm in Nashville’s affluent Green Hills neighborhood, three-fourths of the…MORE

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Lady A

Lady A

Lady Antebellum will be the musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Sept. 19. Tune in to NBC at 11:35 p.m. CT.