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ACM’s Party for a Cause announces daytime line-ups

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Republic

Less than a month to go before the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, and its myriad celebratory events, descends upon North Texas. Read more

Review: Erykah Badu at the Bomb Factory

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Special to DFW.com

Take it from someone who spends a lot of time at music venues — literal lines around the block are a rarity. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from the Cherokee Maidens & Sycamore Swing

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Courtesy the artist

Perfumed with the past, the Cherokee Maidens & Sycamore Swing make a brand of country music proudly out of step with the present day. Read more

KVIL adds Kannon in the morning

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CBS Radio Dallas

The latest step in the DFW radio-personality shuffle has brought Mike Kannon, the former morning-show host at KLIF/93.3 FM, to the morning slot at KVIL/103.7 FM. Read more

Music review: Sylvan Esso at the Granada

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sylvanesso.com

Amelia Meath is nothing if not a trouper. Read more

Fort Worth’s Leon Bridges is the music man of the moment

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Via Facebook

The website Grantland summed up Leon Bridges’ South by Southwest experience in just eight words: “Watching Leon Bridges Get Famous in Real T... Read more

Rihanna and Kanye West on KSCS? What gives?

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It’s not all that unusual to hear a Taylor Swift song on a country station. She got her start in country, after all, before crossing over to pop. Read more

‘Uptown Funk’: Another N. Texas teacher, another video (update)

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YouTube screen grab/Lady Hauza

Uptown Funk, the massive hit by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, is fast becoming a contender for most-imitated/parodied song of all time. Read more

CD review: Kendrick Lamar, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar went three years without releasing an album, taking his time to craft an impressive sophomore effort in To Pimp a Butterfly. Read more

Concert review: Jack Thunder and the Road Soda at the Boiled Owl Tavern

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Special to DFW.com

Jack Thunder and the Road Soda is one my favorite things about living in Funkytown. Not just the band, although the band is enough on its own. It’s more that I get to live in a town th... Read more

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