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Drive-By Truckers Announce First Leg of "Go-Go Boots" Tour

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The Drive-By Truckers announce the first leg of their Go-Go Bootstour. The band will kick of the 15 dates on February 25th with a two-night stand in Chicago, IL at the Vic Theater; they will also do two-night stands in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO. The Heartless Bastards will support through March 18th.
ATO Records will release Go-Go Boots, on February 15,2011.  Go-Go Boots is their eleventh record and was produced by their longtime producer, David Barbe (Deerhunter, Bettye LaVette, Sugar). In conjunction with Go-Go Boots, they’ll also be releasing their documentary The Secret to a Happy Ending, directed by Barr Weissman, on DVD. DBT will be releasing a series of Go-Go Boots episodes directed by Patterson Hood and Jason Thrasher. The first episode and acoustic version of the song “Go-Go Boots” can be viewed on the band’s web site: http://drivebytruckers.com/episodes.html. DBT will end 2010 with a bang, playing at Terminal 5 in New York City for New Year’s Eve. For those of…

Steel Magnolia Surprises Fans At American Country Awards

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Country sensations Steel Magnolia surprised two unsuspecting fans with American Country Awards tickets Monday night before their performance on the live, inaugural awards broadcast on FOX.   During their red carpet walk, the stars decided to thank their fans by giving away two of their own tickets to the show.
Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey took a break from interviews on the red carpetand walked out to the pool of fans gathered just outside the limo drop. Whitney Boren and Dana Keele of Heber, Utah were the lucky recipients.  As if primo seats to the ACAs weren't enough, Josh and Meghan invitedDana and Whitney to join them on the red carpet to sing the chorus of the smash, "Keep On Lovin' You," with the stars themselves on FOX's live national red carpet pre-show.   "It was so cool," said Whitney Boren of the experience.  "Steel Magnolia –both of them – were so very nice to us.  We were so excited and so nervous to go to the red ca…

Todd Snider's Top 5 Favorite Performers Of All Time

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Many people list Todd Snider as one of their favorite singers of all time, but the musical storyteller has heroes of his own. In celebration his new live double-disc album titled "The Storyteller," Snider carefully wrote interesting musings about his favorite five writers and performers that shaped his career.


1. Bob Dylan
Todd Snider: "For me, when it comes to being a fan of a troubadour, I have to laugh with you before I'll cry with you, simply because most troubadours expect you to cry over their journal entries with them. Most troubadours are awful people. Bob, however, is not. I think he's America's finest contribution to the world, of any kind. He does not have a song I don't like, and while he doesn't talk much on stage, when he does, it's precise, funny, wise and everything else. There really is no point in anyone else doing this troubadour thing. Hell, I once paid for a tape of Bob arguing on the phone.....and I thought it was a …