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ATLANTA — During an extraordinary time of triple crises — pandemic, upheaval, and racial unrest — the 2021 Atlanta Music Festival draws attention to the environment, an often-overlooked aspect of social justice and equality.

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From hip-hop to folk, Stacker recaps the frenetic year in music. We count down the 100 best albums of 2020, according to data from Best Ever Albums.

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Stacker took a look at Billboard’s year-end Hot 100 chart, which reflects the year’s most purchased and streamed songs, to find the top songs of 2020.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four-time Entertainer of the Year and “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan reigns as Billboard’s Top Country Artist of the 2010s, the magazine announced recently. Based on the Billboard charts, Bryan ranks at the top by placing 11 No. 1s on the weekly Hot Country Songs chart a…

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On July 7, 1969 — a few weeks prior to his legendary Woodstock performance on Aug. 18, 1969 — Jimi Hendrix appeared for his national TV debut on “The Dick Cavett Show” with a performance and interview.

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The Allman Betts Band has announced the release of their special run "Bless Your Heart" on vinyl. The double-record was pressed on 180 Gram Coke Bottle Clear 2LP, gatefold, and is available for order now.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four-time Entertainer of the Year and “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan delivered a new single to country radio, “Down To One,” from his sixth consecutive No. 1-debuting album, “Born Here Live Here Die Here.”

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s music industry has been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, music artists and industry professionals say.

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ALBANY — Everyone involved — even the musicians — knew the gathering on Sept. 26 for the “Queen Bee Jam: Session 2” could potentially be ... well, a hot mess.

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ALBANY — It started with just a realization: Six months-plus since going out of the house for anything other than necessities or work?!

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HAHIRA — Everyone went away happy at the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest. The finalists got prizes, and the audience was impressed with the songs played and with the headliner. The audience was also impressed that one contestant, who couldn’t come due to the virus pandemic, was proj…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music superstar and four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan debuted his seventh studio album “Born Here Live Here Die Here” at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week, making it his sixth consecutive appearance in the top position. The album al…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music superstar and four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and multi platinum-selling Grammy award winner and Opry member Darius Rucker performed together for the Grand Ole Opry’s 4,937th consecutive Saturday night broadcast.

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ATLANTA — As billboards and a variety of grassroots promotions continue across the state, the Georgia Safety Promise public-private partnership, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, has announced that more than 1,000 Georgia businesses, local authorities and of…

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This is the story about Tripp and Gabriela, who were married on Aug. 2, 2019, in Tulum, Mexico. Tripp has always been like a brother to my son, Levi, instead of a cousin. Tripp asked Levi and my husband, Connell, to play at their wedding.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Circle is celebrating the career of country music superstar and four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan on Aug. 19 with a network takeover called “Luke Bryan Lives Here.” It follows the Aug. 7 release of his new “Born Here Live Here Die Here” album, which includes his…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan kicked off his album release day for “Born Here Live Here Die Here” with a performance on the 2020 Summer Citi Music Series on “Today” Friday, premiering a new music video for the album’s title track.

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ALBANY — By all standards of measure the “virtual” Knobby Knees Music Festival, held June 28 in the Q-102 radio studio inside Pretoria Fields Brewery due to concerns related to the coronavirus, was a rousing success.

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ALBANY — Gordon Rogers is not going to look this Knobby Knees gift horse in the mouth.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, who enjoys performing on tour for millions of fans every year, announced that his “Proud To Be Right Here Tour” will be rescheduled to 2021 out of an abundance of caution for the safety and health of his fans. The new 2021 date…

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ALBANY — Call it “virtual Knobby Knees,” the pandemic-inspired on-air/online version of the music festival that is one of the primary fundraisers for the Flint Riverkeeper conservation group.

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ALBANY — When the reality of the coronavirus pandemic settled in, impacting all aspects of life, officials with the Flint Riverkeeper conservation organization realized they too would be impacted in a significant way.

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Because of concerns over the coronavirus, the annual Flint Riverkeeper Knobby Knees Music Festival will be broadcast live on local radio station WPFQ (102.1 FM) Sunday from 5-11 p.m. The festival lineup includes:

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British singer Vera Lynn, whose sentimental ballads during World War II provided the soundtrack for the Allied war effort, has died at the age of 103, according to a statement from the Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity on Thursday.

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PUTNEY -- Here's another chapter of our song lyrics and photos challenge. Tara Dyer Stoyle took this photo during a visit to Putney and was reminded of the words of Jason Isbell's "Cover Me Up:" Girl leave your boots by the bed, we ain't leaving this room, 'Til someone needs medical help or …

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan delivered a new digital song and video for his fans this week, “Build Me A Daddy,” from his forth-coming seventh studio album, “Born Here Live Here Die Here,” out Aug. 7.

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The Albany Herald recently asked readers to share their photos and song lyrics they might relate to, and Cater Donaldson took us up on the challenge. Following are two photos with corresponding lyrics selected by Donaldson. First is the Temptations’ “I Wish It Would Rain”: So day after day I…

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ALBANY — If you like to take photographs and you’re a music lover as well, here’s a new challenge for you.

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ATLANTA — Traditionally hosted at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the seventh annual “Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind” concert benefiting the Georgia Music Foundation will reach a global audience this year with an online musical event May 26 at 8 p.m., hosted by Amy Ray of the Indigo …

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