Glen Campbell

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    September 2, 2014

    The biggest pop crossovers in country music history

    The line that designates what is and is not country music is muddier than most of us are willing to admit. What is abundantly clear, though, is that country music appeals to more people than just rednecks and sappy beer drinkers. Taylor Swift may think she's reinventing the wheel in her journey from ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013
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    December 6, 2012

    Notable 2012 deaths in country music

    Get out your hanky so you don't spill a tear in your beer; from Susanna Clark to Kitty Wells, several legendary country singers and songwriters passed on in 2012, and their loss is felt keenly as our connection to a better time in traditional country goes slippin' away.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Father John Misty at Fine Line, 10/31/12

    Father John Misty With La Sera and Jeffertitti's Nile Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis October 31, 2012 "Do you like my costume?" joked Joshua Tillman, the frontman and main creative force behind Father John Misty, as he and his five backing musicians took to the Fine Line stage on Wednesday night ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson at the State Theatre, 7/25/12

    See also: Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson at Mystic Lake Casino, 2/27/11 Merle Haggard and the Strangers With Kris Kristofferson State Theatre, Minneapolis Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Talk about bang for your country music buck; seeing legends Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson share a singl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Glen Campbell says goodbye in "A Better Place" video

    Grab a hanky. No seriously, you're gonna need it. Glen Campbell has just released a bittersweet video to lend sound and images to the final days of his farewell tour, and it's a doozy. In it, the country singer, guitarist and sometimes television host and actor reflects upon his life, family, and fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Lambchop at the Dakota, 4/26/12

    Lambchop The Dakota, Minneapolis Thursday, April 26, 2012 "It's been too long," said pianist Anthony Crow midway through Lambchop's first performance in Minneapolis in a decade. He and enigmatic frontman Kurt Wagner traded recollections of their March 2002 performance at the 400 Bar, a show whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Glen Campbell at Mystic Lake Casino, 4/13/12

    Glen Campbell Mystic Lake Casino, Prior LakeFriday, April 13, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here. In the song "True Grit," recorded for the 1969 John Wayne film of the same name, Glen Campbell sings that a man with true grit is someone who's kind, someone who is fearless. But perhaps a more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Florence the Machine and Josh Homme cover "Jackson"

    If you were in the mood to take in a good country show this weekend, you... may not be in luck. Glen Campbell's appearance at Mystic on Friday, a stop on his farewell tour after announcing he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, is sold out. And if you were looking forward to Canadian alt-country sing ... More >>

  • Music

    April 11, 2012
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    April 11, 2012
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    November 2, 2011

    Paul Westerberg makes cameo in new Glen Campbell video, directed by Minnesota native Kii Arens

    ​Replacements fans will recognize a few familiar qualities in Glen Campbell's new video for "Ghost on the Canvas," the title track from his farewell album. Not only was the song written by Paul Westerberg, but the video begins with a shot quite similar to that used in the 'Mats' video "Bastards of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Toby Keith tops Forbes' "Highest-Paid" list

    Photo by Nikki MillerGimme fifty mill and I'll sell you a Ford pickup truck!​No, he didn't out-earn Lady Gaga, who topped Forbes' list of highest-paid celebrities, but at his $50 million to her $4.5 billion, Toby Keith was at the top of the list of country artists, thanks in part to his chain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Lindsey Buckingham at Pantages, 9/16/11

    Photos by Steve Cohen​Lindsey Buckingham September 16, 2011 Pantages Theater A man as obviously aware of his significance in musical history as he is of his relative obscurity as a solo artist - in comparison to his former band, and his former bandmate/partner Stevie Nicks - Lindsey Buckingha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Paul Westerberg talks to the Village Voice, hints at new solo material

    ​It's not often that Paul Westerberg talks to the press these days -- a fact that Village Voice contributor Peter Gerstenzang brags about in the intro to his new Q&A -- so it's interesting that the former Replacements frontman has shown up not once, but two separate times in New York blogs thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    The Beach Boys at Mystic Amphitheater, 7/31/11

    Photos by Nikki Miller​The Beach Boys July 31, 2011 Mystic Amphitheater The year is 1993, 30 years after the birth of John Stamos. My best friend Amy and I are sitting in her family's basement rec room, arguing again. Amy is pro-Beach Boys. I'm pro-Beatles. And we're each anti- the other. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Glen Campbell reveals Alzheimer's struggle

    Photo by Nikki Miller​In this week's issue of People magazine, "Rhinestone Cowboy" Glen Campbell and his wife Kim reveal that Campbell's battles with short-term memory loss have been diagnosed as symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

  • Movies

    December 22, 2010

    The Coen brothers' True Grit

    The boys take their tongues out of their cheeks for this one

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Best Country Shows of 2010

    ​Given our proximity to an abundance of casino venues, the popularity of state and county fairs, big summer festivals in every neck of the woods (and on lakes and in fields), and the recent influx of urban and suburban Western-themed bars, it's no surprise we've seen plenty of great country ac ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010
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    April 19, 2010

    Glen Campbell confuses casino for laxative

    Campbell sparkles Grand Casino as only a Rhinestone Cowboy can.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Glen Campbell and Tanya Tucker showdown at Grand Casino

    Campbell may have knocked Tucker's teeth out in their '81 match, but the old man's 73 now while Tucker's a spry 51. Gonna be a nail-biter, folks.

  • Blogs

    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.

  • Music

    June 17, 2009

    New Orleans jazz man Allen Toussaint talks hurricanes, new album

    Toussaint, 71, to play Twin Cities Jazz Festival this summer

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    December 11, 2008
  • News

    October 24, 2007

    The Death of Father Kaiser

    Was it a Kenyan assassin who killed the Minnesota-reared missionary—or was it madness? Seven years later, the verdict is in.

  • News

    October 23, 2002

    Perfect Stranger

    Joshua Alexander looked at all the lonely women in internet chat rooms-- and saw nothing but opportunit

  • Feature

    August 1, 1998

    One True Folkie

    Bill Staines gives us more songs for "kids, cars, and campfires"

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    June 26, 1996
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    November 29, 1995