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Kentucky honors Exile

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 – The Kentucky General Assembly cited the band Exile for its "extraordinary talent" spanning more than three decades of musical achievements. The citation was presented to the band March 2 following a brief performance on the floor of the House chamber for members of the state legislature.

Formed in Richmond, Ky., the pop-country group reunited last year and is currently touring with a program of new songs and hits that include such hit singles as Kiss You All Over, Woke Up In Love, Give Me One More Chance, She's A Miracle and I Can't Get Close Enough. Exile consists of J. P. Pennington, Sonny Lemaire, Les Taylor, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman.

CD reviews for Exile

Wrapped up in your arms for Christmas CD review - Wrapped up in your arms for Christmas
In the 50 years of Exile's existence, they've recorded pop albums and country albums, amassing their fair share of hits with tracks like "Kiss You All Over," "Woke Up In Love," and "Give Me One More Chance," yet they've never recorded a Christmas album. With the release of "Wrapped Up In Your Arms For Christmas," the band adds that to their resume, delivering a collection of Christmas favorites sprinkled with a few original presents of their own. »»»
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: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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