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Photo courtesy of Flickr Just like a family, country music artists stuck together in the 51st annual Country Music Association Awards, a theme that preeminently stood out at country’s biggest night.  The comforting lyrics of “Amazing Grace” spilled out of Eric Church’s mouth just before the spotlight shifted to Darius Rucker, who was accompanied by …

Photo courtesy of Brooke Kelly Photography Story by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor Best known as The Tennessean’s country music and celebrities reporter, Cindy Watts, 38, has been writing for nearly 20 years. But stumbling upon a career in music journalism wasn’t something she intentionally set out to do. Nonetheless, Watts has excelled in the …

Story by LB Rogers / Contributing Writer Blake Shelton released his 11th studio album Friday entitled “Texoma Shore.” The album is named after a lake in between Texas and Oklahoma close to the town where Shelton grew up in Oklahoma. Much like his last few albums, “Texoma Shore” stays true to the familiar Blake Shelton …

Story by LB Rogers / Contributing Writer It seems as though Kelsea Ballerini has finally embraced the pop country title she has been given with her brand new album, “Unapologetically.” By sticking true to her honest, southern lyricism and including more electronic sounds to the sonic landscape of this record, Ballerini’s sophomore album is sure …

Photo courtesy of Justin Timberlake Story by Wendy Anderson / Contributing Writer Halloween is an exciting time of year, and many people put a lot of effort into finding the perfect costume. But, our favorite celebrities are always a good source of inspiration for a spooky and fun look. Here’s a look at some local …

Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines History professor and author Charles Hughes provided a lecture on the impact racial inequality had on country and soul musicians during the 1960s and 1970s on Monday in the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building. Hughes is currently a professor of history at Rhodes College in Memphis, and his …