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FRIDAY JAM: Nick Alligood of Albany takes home GA Music Award

Albany's Nick Alligood voted Best Country Male

Boasting seven nominees from the Albany area, a local artist made a strong impression at this year’s GA Music Awards. Albany’s Nick Alligood scored the award for Best Country Male.

States where music stars were born

States where music stars were born

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Top 40 hits: Which states have the most?

Harry James and Ray Charles, both natives of Albany, help Georgia make the top states' list

Pennsylvania leads the pack for having the most Top 40 hits in the nation.

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Longtime radio personality Casey Kasem dead at 82

Casey Kasem, the radio personality with the distinctive voice who counted down the top pop music hits on his popular weekly show and also provided the voice of hippie sleuth Shaggy on the "Scooby Doo" cartoons, died on Sunday.

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BARRY LEVINE: Georgia rockers deserve recognition for achievements

Harry James is not the only musician or singer from Southwest Georgia who has not received his just due.

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BRAD MCEWEN: Best music of 1991 has aged like fine wine

FRIDAY JAM SESSION: Year in music evokes memories of simpler time

The year 1991 brought about a sea change in the musical landscape.

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FRIDAY JAM: Rodney 'Jaxon Riley' Rouse nominated for Georgia Radio Hall of Fame

Local DJ has worked in radio industry for 41 years

Rodney Rouse, known to Southwest Georgia radio listeners as Jaxon Riley, is up for a spot in the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.

Jaxon's Top Songs

DJ picks his favorites over a four-decade career

A selection by Grateful Dead is his all-time favorite song.

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Paul McCartney reschedules Atlanta, U.S. tour dates on doctors' orders

Former Beatle Paul McCartney, following his doctors' orders as he recovers from a viral illness after falling ill in Japan last month, has rescheduled some U.S. dates on his world tour.

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BARRY LEVINE: Why we recall the lyrics and melodies

OLD ROCKER: Oldies but goodies always stay with you

You might not have heard a song for 30 or 40 years or more, but when you do, you immediately remember the lyrics and melody, the performer or performers who made the record and the approximate year it hit the charts.

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Curtain rises on 'The Marvelous Wonderettes' | VIDEO

The Theatre Albany musical begins its two-weekend run tonight

The musical punctuates the experiences of four women with the sounds of the 1950s and 1960s.

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FRIDAY JAM: Good times at Briar Patch 2014 | VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY

Damascus music festival has plenty to offer music fans

Two Briar Patch Festival first-timers share a little love for the three-day event.

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Luke Bryan shares two wins at CMT Music Awards

The Leesburg native wins for videos with Lionel Richie and Florida Georgia Line

Leesburg native Luke Bryan says he was “speechless” to share the stage and an award with music legend Lionel Richie.

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'Maleficent' wakes up atop box office

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' slides to No. 2

"Maleficent," a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty tale, pulls in $70 million to lead the box office for the weekend.

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Concert event to benefit fight against human trafficking

Concert to educate on problem of human trafficking

Human trafficking is not an issue that just happens somewhere else anymore.