Eric Church

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    June 26, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Douchebags in Country Music

    By Mike Seely Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a particularly damaging sub ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    When It Comes To Country Music, Southern California Will Never Be Arizona

    Summers in Northern Arizona are some kind of magical. I spent my childhood helping my dad load our battered red farm truck up with alfalfa bails, unloading them under building monsoon clouds, racing from the barn to the house as the rain fell, hay hooks in hand. As idyllic a scene as that is, that's ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    April 10, 2013

    Country Thunder Schedule 2013: Every Act on Every Stage

    Arizona's leg of Country Thunder 2013 begins Thursday, April 11, in Florence, and if you haven't decided whether to go already you have some ticket-buying decisions to make in a hurry. It's with that in mind that we at Up on the Sun are providing the following public service: A complete schedule of ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Derrick Hall, What Are You Listening To?

    Derrick Hall Hall is the president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Arizona Sports 620, KNIX or KMLE. What's the first album you bought? Kiss, Love Gun. What's the first concert you saw? Loverboy, ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    What Are the Top 10 Most "Spotified" Songs in Phoenix?

    You have to look pretty hard for someone who doesn't have an opinion about Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service that launched in 2008 and hit the States in 2011. It's hard to deny its ease, selection, and um, free-ness, but it's also been a magnet for controversy. In both the controversial ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Incoming: Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, The Walkmen

    As usual, we're stoked for lots of upcoming concerts, but this week we're excited about a little extra hard-rockin' estrogen on the list.Nobody puts on a great performance quite like a strong female frontwoman. If you're a heartbreaker who loves rock 'n' roll, then you won't want to miss out on ... More >>