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Inside Track

Inside Track on Music Row- November 2010

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, called on his musical friends to aid the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation’s Wanna
Play Fund with a CD project titled I WANNA PLAY!: An Album To Put Musical Instruments Into The Hands Of Every Child In America. Joining Huckabee are Aaron Tippin, and
producer James Stroud. The […]

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Now and Then: A Conversation with Smokey Robinson

Some people would ask, after 50 years in the music business, why not just take it easy? Well, ask that of legendary R&B artist Smokey Robinson and he’ll tell you why he’s still recording and performing – it’s because he’s been given the chance to live his wildest, most impossible dream. […]

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Legends & Veterans

Legends & Veterans: November 2010

It Only Hurts When I’m Reading: Eilleen’s early life was marked by hardship, and tragedy almost forestalled her music career. But after raising her siblings and honing her craft, she changed her name to Shania, which means “on my way” … and she was. Sounds like a good book, eh? Well, her publisher sure thinks so. Shania Twain’s autobiography will be released next spring. “There have been moments in my life I was concerned by the reality that tomorrow would never come,… […]

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Natasha James Wins Producer's Choice "Country Songwriter of the Year" For The 2010 (20th Annual) Los Angeles Music Awards

(HOLLYWOOD, CA) – Natasha James, a Northern California-based guitarist-singer-songwriter who seamlessly blends Americana, Blues, Country and Rock into her music, has won “Producer's Choice: Country […]


Neal McCoy: Hard Work Has Always Paid Off

The native of Jacksonville, Texas, said during a phone conversation in June: “It was kind of crazy. Growing up in Texas, you’d think country music was what I listened to the most as a kid, but it wasn’t. I was the youngest sibling, so I was subject to what the older kids were listening to. They were all terrific singers, and they listened to lots of easy […]