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  • 10 years ago | Music News

    In 2005, Nashville hunks-in-arms like Toby Keith tuned down their jingoist jingles, the Muzik Mafia treaded water, and most of alt-country's best contenders simply looked back. But as these 10 albums from country's mainstream and underground demon...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    John Rich of Big & Rich -- the funniest and funkiest new rebels in country music -- likes to tell a story about his preacher dad and Mötley Crüe, a group that embodies rebellious fun (if not exactly funk) for a whole generation of heartl...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez are two-of-a-kind polar opposites. Marketed as bronze bombshells, they've crossed freely between black and white pop realms like few other stars. Their bastardized African-American music has been partly legitimized,...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    After ascending from their adopted city of Nashville on the wings of 1997's Come On Over, which sold 37 million copies worldwide, Shania Twain and husband/producer/co-writer Jeff "Mutt" Lange rise higher into the global pop stratosphere on the bra...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Talib Kweli has a welterweight's agility, and Jay-Z has a middleweight's saunter, but the rappers have claimed the heavyweight titles in their respective rings. After defining the parameters of underground hip-hop in 1998 as half of Black Star, Kw...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Maybe the Dixie Chicks dared to undertake this acoustic, bluegrass-flavored album in order to kill the dumb-blonde image they've always teasingly courted and never seriously deserved. Or maybe the astounding success of the tradition-soaked O Broth...

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