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Swift is the People's Choice

Thursday, January 8, 2015 – Taylor Swift was a big winner at Wednesday's People Choice Awards, but it wasn't for anything she did on the country end.

Swift won Favorite Female, Favorite Pop Artist and Favorite Song for "Shake It Off," which is from her "1989" disc.

Among country artists, Carrie Underwood took home Favorite Female; Hunter Hayes, Favorite Male; and Lady Antebellum, Favorite Group.

"The Voice," featuring coach Blake Shelton, won Favorite Competition TV Show.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Henry comes out the other end a better man – Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: Turner pleases the traditionalists – Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of country music's champion of the everyman. This night was special for him. He was celebrating an anniversary with his wife and his 18th with his label MCA.... »»»