Martina McBride

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    December 4, 2013

    Jimmy Buffett at Xcel Energy Center, 12/3/13

    Jimmy BuffettXcel Energy Center, St. PaulTuesday, December 3, 2013Jimmy Buffett began his career as a memorable and talented country singer in the 1960s before he was catapulted into the status of the most-respected and revered master of beach-themed rest and relaxation. To this date, he has 29 stud ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013
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    February 13, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: February 13-19

    Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013
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    February 8, 2013

    The 12 best country shows in February

    February brings a number of fine options for catching country music at local venues, whether your taste runs singer-songwriter, country rock, Red Dirt or old-time Appalachian-influenced fiddle music. Oh, and you should totally take your parents to see the John Denver tribute at the State. They'll th ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Ten George Strait songs that define his 30-year career

    In a press conference streamed live last week from his website, country legend George Strait announced his farewell tour, aptly coined "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour." Is he sick? Don't think so. Gettin' too old? Nah, some of the old fellers still touring have got at least two decades on him. Wants to ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    Country Music Festival Season Preview: Have you ordered your Mini-Biff?

    "Load up the RV, mama - we're goin' to WE Fest." You wish. Working stiffs like us don't get Fridays off, and we ain't got no RV. Maybe you ain't even got no mama. Poor you. But for those with mamas, vacation time, and an RV (or the dogged tenacity to sleep in a hot, muddy tent next to the portable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Natalie Hale, Michele Bachmann's stylist-to-the-stars, speaks out

    Celebrity stylist Natalie Hale says people should stop picking on Bachmann's make-up.​It seems that being Michele Bachmann's celebrity stylist isn't all a bed of roses. Since news broke that Bachmann paid $225 for hair and make-up to Natalie Hale before the 2010 election, the stylist-to-the-stars ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Meet Natalie Hale, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's stylist-to-the-stars

    Michele Bachmann's go-to glam artist, Natalie Hale.​News broke this morning that Tea Party Congresswoman Michele Bachmann spent $225 on hair and make-up for election day, and her stylist of choice is a woman by the name of Natalie Hale."The receipt was for the services of professional makeup artis ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Patriotic country songs: The good, the bad, the ugly

    ​Happy Armistice slash Veterans Day! This is the day we're supposed to be patriotic, but without blowing anything up. And so on this day, I'm going to remember that services for veterans are woefully underfunded, that Don't Ask Don't Tell is bullshit policy, that women comprise over 14% of active- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Miranda Lambert leads CMA nominations; Carrie Underwood scratches, yawns

    Photo by Nikki Miller​This week, The Country Music Association announced the last of its nominations for the 2010 CMA Awards, set to air live on Wednesday, November 10th on ABC with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returning as hosts for the third consecutive year. The awards, voted on by ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Rodney Atkins gets cheesy; Mindy McCready gets saucy

    Roger Clemens' erectile issues and cheese & macaroni: all the news that's fit to print today in country.

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    January 7, 2010

    Songs for "I'm Not Going to Take It Anymore Day"

    Situated between Cuddle Day and Man Watcher's Day, a badass country playlist celebrating the day to tell everyone to shove it.

  • Music

    November 12, 2003

    Real Life Rock Top 10

    Jack Black touches kids' souls, Martina McBride touches a nerve, and Kobe Bryant touches the ladies