The Best Of Levon Helm: Artists Weigh In

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Music icon Levon Helm would have turned 73 on May 26. The beloved drummer and vocalist for The Band died last April after a prolonged battle with throat cancer, prompting heartfelt tributes from musicians and fans across the globe. We asked artists to chime in on their favorite Levon Helm performance. Read our Top 20 […]

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The AS Twitterview: Frankie Ballard

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Check out our full “Twitterview” with up-and-coming country artist Frankie Ballard. You asked the questions and we collected the answers. AmerSongwriter: Do you remember the first song you wrote and how old were you? (@Justgina59) FrankieBallard: I was 18 years old when I wrote my first song and it was called Old Virginia Lime…if you […]

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Frankie Ballard To Take Part In Next AS Twitterview

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Fresh off the release of his self-titled album, Frankie Ballard is on a roll. After making his debut on The Grand Ole Opry in January, Ballard had a top five video hit with “Tell Me You Get Lonely.” Now with the release of “A Buncha Girls,” Frankie is again watching one of his own tunes […]

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Behind the Song: “The Gambler”

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Johnny Cash cut it. Bobby Bare cut it. Under the name “Charlie Tango,” Conway Twitty’s son, Michael Twitty, cut it. Even the songwriter himself, Don Schlitz, cut it, as well as other people whose names are a distant Music Row memory. But when Kenny Rogers and producer Larry Butler finally recorded “The Gambler,” Schlitz was […]

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