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Broadcasters receive induction

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 – Country Radio Broadcasters inducted the 2010 class of the Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame last night at a special ceremony at the Nashville Convention Center.

Bill Bailey, Laurie DeYoung and Rudy Fernandez are the 2010 Country Music DJ inductees, while Dan Halyburton, Mike Hammond and Cy Blumenthal (posthumous) are the Country Radio inductees.

The inductions occurred at the dinner and awards ceremony that unofficially kicks off Country Radio Seminar each year.

Brooks & Dunn took home the CRB Career Achievement Award, and Charlie Cook received the CRB President's Award.

Dierks Bentley was on hand with members of the McCoury family to perform a special acoustic version of Brooks & Dunn's Red Dirt Road. The surprise of the evening was an appearance by Taylor Swift, who introduced Radio Hall of Famer Mike Hammond.

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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