Gene Autry

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    April 26, 2013

    RIP George Jones, country legend (1931-2013)

    To begin a remembrance of George Jones, one need look no further than his song lyrics. "He stopped loving her today, they placed a wreath upon his door." "Yabba Dabba Doo, the King is gone, and so are you." Jones died this morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, after being hospitalized the ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Ten country songs to bring on the spring

    March is that time of year when we forget everything we've ever come to know about the month's wild mood swings. We ignore the weatherman's prognostications, and throw on shorts and short sleeves at the first sight of melting (read: slushy, gray, disgusting) snow. And so by our interpretation, guess ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    Ten George Jones career milestones ahead of his final "Grand Tour"

    In his younger years, country legend George Jones was assigned the moniker "No Show Jones." Tales of his hard drinkin' and drug abuse were epic enough to make Keith Richards seem tame, and as such, he had a habit of not showing up to a lot of his own shows. But all this is behind him -- it's said he ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Top 10 country songs for Father's Day

    ​Another tie, another jar of cologne, another set of cuff links, another Father's Day. Do you call your dad, send him a card, buy him some tools? Or how about you dedicate a collection of Father's Day songs to him by reposting this Top 10 list to his Facebook page? First, you'll have to frie ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Ten Country Christmas songs to try not to hate

    ​So you haven't finished your holiday shopping. Perhaps, in fact, you haven't even started it. Don't you feel bad about yourself? Hey, there's still plenty of time to order gift cards, which you know your folks want anyway. Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, Mills Fleet Farm. Easy! So click click, th ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Kathy Mattea at Orchestra Hall, Burns & Poe at "I Love This Bar & Grill"

    Montana brand Bluebird boots, in the style of Gene Autry, to be worn at fancy, sit-down recitals‚ÄčI'm a little torn on how best to spend a Saturday night - put on my immaculate, fancy inlay boots from Schatzlein's and sit prim and proper at Orchestra Hall... or hoof it on down to Toby Keith's I Lov ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Heidi Newfield and Hot Roxx to cover the best and worst of country

    Cabooze, Club Jäger and Cracker Barrel. Three ways to catch your country music this week.

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    August 5, 2009

    Marshalling into Lake Street

    A town sheds its skin on its way across the Mississippi

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    June 5, 2007

    Angels With Dirty Faces

    I hate the Los Angeles, California Angels of Anaheim. If you've never visited Angel Stadium, it sits surrounded by highways and tract homes, in the faceless suburb of Anaheim. Anaheim, of course, was royally screwed over something as small as a name: The Angels Baseball Corporation agreed to call ... More >>

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    December 13, 2006
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    December 6, 2006

    MN SAT

    The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!

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    December 14, 2005

    Local Music Yearbook '05

    Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.

  • Music

    October 10, 2001

    It's Over

    More sad songs by Miles Kurosky

  • Music

    September 19, 2001

    Go West

    Austin's American Analog Set take on the myth of Texas

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    May 17, 2000
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    June 5, 1996