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Smithfield Music’s Aiken & Friends Fest advanc

Smithfield Music’s Aiken & Friends Fest advanc

| August 20, 2014 | Reply

Norfolk, Vir. — Smithfield Music’s Aiken & Friends Fest returns to Smithfield for its 9th year with an outstanding talent lineup, one-of-a-kind educational seminars and more. Performing at this year’s event are Fest founder and Northwind Records’ artist Mike Aiken,  talented singer/songwriter Tim Buppert (Trisha Yearwood, Mike Aiken), Washington Area Music Association award-winning entertainer Patty Reese (2009 […]

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Gilley’s/K95.5/Coors series continues

Gilley’s/K95.5/Coors series continues

| August 13, 2014 | Reply

  For more photos, click on the links provided. Two weeks worth of photos here, from the past two Sundays (Aug. 3 and Aug. 10) at Choctaw Casino/Gilley’s. This summer series is being sponsored by K95.5 radio station and Coors Light beer. These three artists, Curtis Grimes, Matt Hillyer, and Jamie Richards, joined those before […]

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Billy Joe Shaver, gettin’ “Long In The Tooth”

Billy Joe Shaver, gettin’ “Long In The Tooth”

| August 11, 2014 | Reply

As originally published in Buddy Magazine, August issue — Mary Jane Farmer, Scene In Town He may sing “It’s hard to be an outlaw who ain’t wanted any more,” but there’s certainly no one wanted around any more than Billy Joe Shaver. He gives actualism to the Tom Petty line, “…you never slow down, you never […]

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SRS 2014, Rd 1 Wk 1, 8/8/14

SRS 2014, Rd 1 Wk 1, 8/8/14

| August 8, 2014 | Reply

  Story and photos by Mary Jane Farmer If all the other 21 bands selected to play in Round 1 of Shiner Rising Star bring as much diversity and talent to the stages as the first three did — fans are in for a great season of music and the various judges are in for […]

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Mel Tillis, Choctaw Casino

Mel Tillis, Choctaw Casino

| August 6, 2014 | Reply

Story and photos by Mary Jane Farmer — for many photos, click on link at bottom of this short feature. There’s just something universal about classic country music that brings people together; that makes toes tap; and somehow puts smiles on faces and howdys in hearts. And thanks to Choctaw Casino in Grant, Okla., a […]

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