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Preston’s picks: John Moreland at Kessler Theater; Waxahatchee at Rubber Gloves

Moreland, from Oklahoma, has a new LP, “High on Tulsa Heat,” and Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, has just released her third studio album, “Ivy Tripp.” Read more

Trisha Yearwood trims calories from country cooking

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AP

Country music superstar, Food Network personality and bestselling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood shares healthy twists on comfort food classics in her third cookbook, Trisha’s Table: My Feel-Good Favorites for a Balanced Life (Clarkson Potter, $29.99). Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Grades of Absolute Truth

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Those dismissing hip-hop as nothing more than a parade of materialistic misogyny are only highlighting their ignorance of the genre. For those who care to push beyond the obvious, hip-hop contains as much relevant reportage about life in modern America as any other mode of musical expression. Read more

Fort Worth’s country music roots run deep

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Before there was Billy Bob’s Texas, or even the Academy of Country Music, the Fort Worth area was a hot spot for country music innovation. Read more

CD reviews: Reba McEntire, ‘Love Somebody,’ and Dwight Yoakam, ‘Second Hand Heart’

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Stylistically, Reba McEntire and Dwight Yoakam could not be further apart, which isn’t exactly news. Read more

Concert review: Coyote Cyanide at The Grotto

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Special to DFW.com

“O, THERE ARE COYOTES UP ON SALT CREEK so the sign on the trail says, and it also says, WATCH OUT FOR THE CYANIDE CAPSULES PUT ALONG THE CREEK TO KILL COYOTES. DON’T PICK THEM UP AND EAT THEM. NOT UNLESS YOU’RE A COYOTE. THEY’LL KILL YOU. LEAVE THEM ALONE.” ... Read more

ACM Lifting Lives benefit gala moving to Dallas

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The ACM Lifting Lives benefit gala, originally intended to be held simultaneously in Fort Worth and Dallas, will now take pl... Read more

Country music's power couples

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The Associated Press

Known for producing some of the greatest breakup songs of all time, the country music genre has often been the go-to for sad saps with broken hearts who want to wallow in their sorrow (or in a tall glass of their favorite beer). Read more

Fort Worth’s Bryan Simpson signs with New West Records

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Missed this a couple weeks back, but congratulations are in order for Fort Worth native Bryan Simpson. Read more

AT&T Stadium readies for its ACM close-up

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Star-Telegram

Thursday afternoon, inside AT&T Stadium, it’s still and silent. Read more

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