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    Every once in awhile, you get the opportunity to attend something special, emotional and lasting. Last week I attended the 19th Annual Music Master Awards/ Conference/Tribute Concert for The Everly Brothers. I will cherish and remember the conference but especially the concert forever. When I think about it today I have two distinct emotions, joy and a tear. At the conference we saw some very rare footage of The Everly Brothers, film clips from Germany and England not seen by my many until the conference. The Brothers are seen in their pure unblemished state, voices like angels. What a true treat we experienced at the conference.We got to spend an hour with Graham Nash. There were about 100 or so of us sitting in a room just listening and talking him. His love for the Everly Brothers is genuine, deep and wide. When he heard about the conference he called The Hall and said ' “ I have to be a part.” When asked why, he told a story about seeing the Brothers in England in the early sixties. After the concert, he and Allan Clarke waited outside their hotel until 2AM and approached Don and Phil. Much to their surprise, the brothers talked with and encouraged them. He said it was the moment that changed his life. He also said that performers, just like the rest of us, have their heroes. The Everly Brothers are his heroes and someone he wanted to sound like. The concert was held at the Playhouse Square 's State Theatre. Opened in 1921, this 3400 seat Italian Renaissance…

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    Lauren Alaina and Raelynn are both new female country artist, that have been through singing competitions to get where they are today. They both have had many challenges throughout their career. They have had to compete against several people and go in front of millions of people and judges. Lauren Alaina is from Rossville, Georgia. Lauren’s full name is Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth. Lauren was born on November 8, 1994. She was on the tenth season of American Idol. She was the runner up…

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    Heber Springs Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) was well represented at the National Leadership Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee July ?-?. Six HSHS members were able to attend and further their leadership skills: Kylie Green (State Vice-President of Public Relations), Olivia Candau, Lynea Cutshall, Lauren Cutshall, Valley Cantrell, and Jacob Cantrell. They were accompanied by FCCLA Adviser Lori Cantrell. Over 7500 attended the conference. State Officer Kylie Green…

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    makeup, just dark, simple, serviceable suits and conservative dresses, like a southern family going to church.”( Kingsbury, Paul. Will the Circle Be Broken: Country Music in America.) And that is probably one of the main reasons that the carter family was so successful, because they looked look a southern family. Country music really got its big jump into the lime light because of the Grand ole Opry. The Grand Ole Opry was started in 1925 by George D. Hay as a one hour country radio special, it…

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    blues artist to industrial centers, like Chicago. Like smoke on the water, blues artists moved north to find jobs and took their music with them. After the invention of the electric guitar in 1931, the world of music was never the same. Now that the guitar could be heard over the rest of the band, with its reverberation and distortion, it became the premier piece of the music. This gave rise to electric, jump, R&B, and hokum blues. Artists like Muddy Waters had a profound impact on rock and…

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    catchy and can make you either somber or content. Instruments commonly used/heard in Country Music are the acoustic guitar, accordion, auto harp, banjo, drums, fiddle, harmonica, piano, washboard, and zither. The verses in a rap melody are an essential component of rap to get the message to its audience members. The beat is the thing that adds style to the tune, making it fascinating. The rhythm of rap music is more often than not around 120-140 bpm (Beats per minute). Symbolism/Imagery is an…

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    second only to the Beatles in career album sales. Brooks was, almost overnight, an international celebrity. Brooks’ first album, “Garth Brooks”, peaked at number two on Billboard magazine's country music chart (“Brooks, Garth” p.1). With twenty five single in the number one position I the country music chart, Brooks has been named the highest country debut artist of all time. With 138 million albums sold, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified Garth Brooks as the top…

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    Cash spent 300 nights on the road out of the year. In 1963 Cash released another big hit “Ring Of Fire”. Then “Understand Your Man” in 1964. Cash also appeared regularly on the Louisiana Hayride and Grand Ole Opry radio broadcasts. By this time in his career, the lifestyle had done started to take a toll on him. Cash turned to alcohol and drugs to ease from being away from his family all the time along with being on the road so much. By 1966 Cash’s wife Vivian, filed for divorce and to have…

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    Deriving from Los Angeles, the band was known for their, “emergence from the metal scene as mainstream stars,” (Covach and Flory, 2015). Their typical genre can range anywhere from hard rock to heavy metal, but usually depends on personal judgement. The band rose to stardom after the release of their debut album, “Appetite for Destruction, which is ranked as the biggest-selling debut of any rock band,” (Eddy and Greene, 2016). “Paradise City”, which happens to be a single that derives from this…

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    performing in public events. The dream she had was put on hold as she went to college for a short period of time. “In 2002 she entered Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, with intentions to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. Two years later she interrupted her studies to audition for American Idol” (Michael). Her dream of becoming a singer meant too much to her to just let them fall through. Her goal was to at least give them a shot, and to her, American Idol was the way…

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