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Texas Music e-zine 5-22:Layout 1
D.C. celebrates Texas traditions
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12th annual Americana jam rocks
Cody Braun, Mattson Rainer and Willy Braun
(Photo by Lynne Margolis)
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Wilkins & the Mystiqueros, Wade Bowen,
Micky & the Motorcars, Stoney LaRue, Tom
Gillam, Scott Miller, Cody Canada, the Band
of Heathens, Corb Lund, Bleu Edmondson,
and Zack Walther & the Cronkites. When he
recovered from a day and night of running
between two stages, Rainer reported, “It was
such a beautiful day. So much great music …
when Cody Canada ended the night dueling
guitars with Rich Brotherton and Danny
Barnes during Robert Earl Keen’s classic ‘The
Road Goes On Forever,’ I knew we had
achieved the ultimate moment of the night.
It exemplified what Americana is all about.”
The National Mall in Washington, D.C., will
turn Texan for 10 days during the Smithsonian Institution’s annual Smithsonian Folklife
Festival, which this year will feature a program called “Texas: A Celebration of Music,
Food and Wine.” Dates are June 25-June 29
and July 2-6. According to the festival’s Web
site, “Texas at the Smithsonian will illustrate
a dynamic and creative society built upon
rich natural resources, thriving cosmopolitan
cities and engaging rural landscapes, where a
rich heritage of freedom, optimism, opportunity and achievement contribute to a vibrant
contemporary culture.” Although the entertainment lineup has yet to be announced,
Pollstar and artist Web pages reveal that
Asleep at the Wheel, Terri Hendrix, Joe Ely
and C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana
Band will all be participating in the Lone Star
salute. NASA is also in the spotlight during
Radio giant Clear Channel sold
San Antonio-based Clear Channel Communications Inc., the nearly monolithic ruler of
radio with 1,200 owned and/or operated stations, has been sold. And it was such a deal at
$17.9 billion, or $36 a share, Reuters reports.
The original price was supposed to be $37.60,
but after shareholders protested, it went up to
$39.20, or nearly $20 billion. But after the
economy tanked and the banks tried to back
out of the deal, the lawsuits flew. Meanwhile,
the value kept dropping. The deal, with
investors Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain
Capital, finally was hammered out on May 13.
S.A. twins score with jingle
San Antonio twins Ashley and Ashton Ruiz
may be barely old enough to drive, but the
duo hit just the right notes to win the high
school edition of the Texas Department of
Transportation’s “Put Texas in Your Corner”
jingle contest. Their entry will become part
of a campaign urging students to register
their vehicles. As a reward, the twins’
school, James Madison High, was presented
last week with $10,000 worth of musical
instruments and equipment from Epiphone,
plus an on-campus performance by
Houston-based rap star Chingo Bling courtesy of Asylum Records and the Recording
Academy’s Texas Chapter. The opening act,
appropriately enough, was the Ruiz twins
(under their stage name of 2-Uneek).
Cleaves reteams with Morlix
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KNBT-FM’s 12th annual Americana Music
Jam, held May 18 at Gruene Hall, may bring
in between $50,000 and $60,000 for two
charities when all’s said and done, according
to station program director/jam overseer
Mattson Rainer. The jam drew a sellout crowd
of Americana fans, any one of whom could
also become the winning bidder for the guitar KNBT is auctioning (bidding is open to
anyone). It’s signed by all the artists who performed at the laid-back, well-paced jam.
Players who came to support the station’s
causes — SANE and the Comal County Jr.
Livestock Show Association — were Robert
Earl Keen, Reckless Kelly, Hayes Carll, Walt
this year’s festival. For more information, visit
www.folklife.si.edu/festival/2008/Texas.
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R E P R O D U C T I O N I N W H O L E O R PA R T I S P R O H I B I T E D .
After recording his last album, 2006’s
Unsung, with producers David Henry and
Rod Picott, Slaid Cleaves reports that he’s
been working “on and off” with Gurf Morlix
since late March on a new album that’s “just
about done.” Morlix, of course, manned the
boards for Cleaves’ No Angel Knows, Broke
Down and Wishbones. Cleaves says he was
originally aiming for a September release
for his latest offering, but early ’09 now
looks more likely. In the meantime, the New
England-reared, Austin-based singer-songwriter is tuning his trusty (and sometimes
not so trusty) van up for a 2,000-mile,
seven-city tour of Texas. It kicks off May 28
at Courville’s Restaurant in Beaumont and
wraps up June 6 at the Cactus Cafe in
Austin, with stops in San Antonio, Kerrville,
Port Aransas, San Marcos and Sherman inbetween.
Ingram, Lambert win big at ACMs
ACM Top New Male Vocalist Jack Ingram (left) with
Big Machine Records President & CEO Scott
Borchetta and labelmate Taylor Swift, who won Top
New Female Vocalist. (Photo courtesy Big Machine)
A mere 13 years after self-releasing his
debut album, Jack Ingram was named Top
New Male Vocalist at the Academy of
Country Music Awards, held May 18 in Las
Vegas. Brooks & Dunn added another Top
Vocal Duo award to their trophy case, and
Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won
Album of the Year. Atlanta, Texas native
Tracy Lawrence picked up a Vocal Event of
the Year award for “Find Out Who Your
Friends Are,” a collaboration with Tim
McGraw and Entertainer of the Year winner
Kenny Chesney.
The Truckers roll
The Mother Truckers must have a thing for
wheels. That could be why they’ll be featuring
members of the Texas Roller Derby
Association in two videos they’re filming next
week at Austin’s Continental Club. Both songs
also happen to be in the film RollerDollz, coming to a theater — or somewhere — near you
in September. The band’s new CD, Let’s All Go
to Bed, drops with an in-store at Austin’s
Waterloo Records on June 3.
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And this week in Willie news ...
Our hero, America’s favorite outlaw country
singer, has written a novel. Well, co-written.
Historical Western novelist and singer-songwriter Mike Blakely, of Marble Falls, handled at
least some of the heavy lifting. The book,
called A Tale Out of Luck, will hit shelves in
September. Published by Center Street/
Hachette Book Group, it’s described as a classic wild-West tale, with characters and themes
right out of, ahem, a novel: Texas Rangers,
cattle rustlers, Indian warriors, ladies of the
evening … you get the picture. Or maybe
Willie will, after he sells the movie rights. Of
course, it’s got a character named Hank.
Jesse Dayton has Boss encounter
Apparently, you just never know. Which is
why Bruce Springsteen fans continue to
show up at any club where there’s a hint of a
chance he might pop in. When Austin’s Jesse
Dayton, who’s been on tour opening for Mike
Ness (Social Distortion), heard the Boss
might drop by the Stone Pony when they
played that legendary Jersey club on May 17,
he dismissed the rumor. But in his
Hardcharger’s Herald newsletter, he writes,
“Sure as shit, the Boss shows and brangs it
in a big way ... the show was legendary, especially hanging with him at the club where he
got his start ... in all the years I’ve been playing, I’ve never seen an audience as ferocious
as the one that night.” Springsteen contributed vocals to a song on Ness’ first solo
album, Cheating at Solitaire. In June, another
Austin band, the Horton Brothers, will grab
the opening slot on Ness’ tour.
... And Bruce hangs with Texans
Harley-Davidson may be based in Milwaukee,
but the company couldn’t possibly celebrate
the 105th anniversary of the hog without
some Texas talent. On Aug. 29-30 at
Milwaukee’s Summerfest Grounds, ZZ Top
and Los Lonely Boys join a roster that
includes Bruce Springsteen & the E Street
Band, Foo Fighters, Dierks Bentley, Buddy
Guy and, of course, the Black Rebel
Motorcycle Club. What, no Steppenwolf?
Pritchett to headline float fest
RFT, to diehard fans of the independentminded Texas country scene, stands for two
entities: the Beaumont-based Internet station Radio Free Texas, and the station’s
third annual Rowdy Float Trip. The event,
which will be held July 18 and 19 in New
Braunfels, will feature Phil Pritchett,
Jackson Taylor, Rich O’Toole, Rodney Parker
& 50 Peso Reward and up-and-comers such
as Drew Kennedy, Bo Cox, Britt Lloyd and
Mike Ethan Messick. For serious road-trippers, there will also be an RFT Pre-Float
Festival May 30 and 31 in Davis, Okla. Kevin
Fowler and the Randy Rogers Band will
headline.
Tremolocos tour hits Texas
Ruben “El Gato Negro” Ramos, Los
Texmaniac Max Baca, Houston singer-songwriter Lise Liddell and Roberto “El Primo”
Pulido are among the Texas artists who will
hook up with Tony Zamora & Tremoloco as
the L.A. band makes its way through various Texas towns, including Austin, Houston
and San Antonio. Zamora and Tremoloco —
Cougar Estrada, Rick Shea, Bob Robles,
Mike Tovar and Juan Chacon — are an allstar band of sidemen with credits from Los
Lobos to Dave Alvin to R.E.M. and Airto.
And on their new album, Tremoloco, they
had their own sidemen (and women),
including David Hidalgo, Greg Leisz, Johnny
Lee Schell, Stephen Bruton, Ian McLagan,
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Cindy Cashdollar, Red Volkaert, Joel
Guzman and War founding members Harold
Brown and Lee Oskar. Their swing through
the Lone Star State starts June 11.
www.tremolocos.com for info.
Western swing on the Green
Officially, the event’s called “Blues on the
Green,” but Austin being Austin, who’s
gonna do a double-take when Asleep at the
Wheel opens this year’s edition of KGSRFM’s free summer concert series? Or more
to the point, who’s gonna dare tell Ray
Benson that he and his posse don’t really
play the blues? Yeah, we didn’t think so. The
Wheel kicks off the series, held at Zilker
Park, on June 11. The rest of the season
sticks closer to the blues theme: Marcia Ball
on June 25, Los Lonely Boys (with Shawn
Sahm & the Tex Mex Experience) on July 9,
Carolyn Wonderland on July 23, Sonny
Landreth on Aug. 6 and Doyle Bramhall and
Gary Clark Jr. on Aug. 20.
Songwriters hit the Web
The Hank Sinatra Presents the Songwriters
Series Internet TV Show (catchy title, that)
just kicked off its fifth season of pairing
Texas musicians with their out-of-state (and
often international) contemporaries for
Webcasts from the Hank’s Place soundstage
in Austin. It is available to music fans across
the globe at www.songwritersseries.com.
The online show’s eclectic mix of backyard
charm and broadband technology has
reached over 50,000 viewers worldwide
with its weekly broadcasts of concert
footage and artist interviews. Artists
already featured this season include Bob
Cheevers, Cleve Hattersly and Sweet Mary
of Greezy Wheels fame, Graham Weber and
Meagan Tubb.
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M AY
23-25
Dallas Artfest
Fair Park
Dallas
www.artfest500.com
National Polka Festival
Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros perform at
the Denison Singer-Songwriter Series May 31.
Various Locations
Ennis
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www.nationalpolkafestival.com
Denison Singer-Songwriter Series with
Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros
Ray Wylie Hubbard
headlines the Kerrville
Folk Festival May 22.
Kerrville Folk Festival
May 22-June 8
Diehard “Kerrverts” have likely had this marked on their
calendar since last year, but
here’s a heads up just in case
you lost track of time out
there in the real world: the
2008 Kerrville Folk Festival
kicks off this week and runs
through June 8. That’s 18
days of world-class roots
music, with a lineup heavy on
Texas talent including Tom
Russell, the Lost Gonzo Band,
Terri Hendrix, Eliza Gilkyson,
Slaid Cleaves, Sara Hickman
and Ray Wylie Hubbard, who
headlines the opening night.
Stay the night (or all 18 of ’em)
and you’ll be sure to hear
more campfire song swaps
than you can shake a tent
pole at. May 22-June 8; Quiet
Valley Ranch, Kerrville; for
schedule and ticket info, visit
www.kerrvillefolkfestival.com.
30-31
Rialto Theater
RFT Pre-Float Festival
Denison
Washita Hideaway
www.smalltownbigart.com
Davis, Okla.
www.overdriveent.com
JUNE
30-6/1
Thomas Michael Riley’s Back to the
1-7/13
Basics Music Festival
International Festival Institute
Luckenbach Dance Hall
at Round Top
Luckenbach
Festival Hill
www.luckenbachtexas.com
Round Top
www.festivalhill.org
Country Thunder USA
Festival Campgrounds
6
Waxahachie
American Bank of Texas Frisco Grooves
www.countrythunder.com
with Terri Hendrix
Warren Sports Complex
Frisco
www.friscogrooves.org
7
Accordion Kings & Queens
Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park
Houston
www.texasfolklife.org
11
Comal Country Music Show
Civic Center
New Braunfels
www.nbsenior.org
KGSR Blues on the Green
with Asleep at the Wheel
Billy Joe Shaver performs at the Back to the
Basics Music Festival in Luckenbach May 30.
Zilker Park
Austin
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ADAM CARROLL
Old Town Rock ’N Roll
(www.adamcarroll.com)
The title of Adam Carroll’s
fifth album comes loaded
with promise of a Dylan goes electric-type
revelation that never quite comes to
fruition. But if this isn’t necessarily Carroll
as you’ve never heard him before, it’s still
as solid a batch of songs as Texas’ young
answer to John Prine has ever come up
with (with “Hi Fi Love” and the title track
in particular standing out as real gems).
And the production and multi-instrumental assists by Scott Nolan distinguish Rock
’N Roll enough from Carroll’s previous
Lloyd Maines-produced albums to suggest
Carroll may well be ready to fully spread
his wings the next time out. RICHARD SKANSE
THE BAND OF
HEATHENS
The Band of Heathens
(www.bandofheathens.com)
Austin’s Band of Heathens
already has two live
albums under its belt, so fans know this
rising roots-rock quintet thrives as a freerange outfit. But as shown on their very
first studio album, the quintet’s magic
holds up under more controlled circumstances, too. While take-flight anthems
like “Don’t Call on Me” and “Unsleeping
Eye” still might work best rumbling roadhouse rafters, producer Ray Wylie
Hubbard allows gnarly grooves like
“Jackson Station” and “Second Line” to
achieve the artistic nobility this songwriters’ summit deserves. BRIAN T. ATKINSON
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GUY FORSYTH
Calico Girl
(Small and Nimble)
If Guy Forsyth had to
remake any one of his old
records from scratch, 1999’s Can You Live
Without was a prime candidate in terms of
quality material. Song for song, it still holds
up as arguably his best album — though
maybe now that honor is shared with Calico
Girl, for which Forsyth re-recorded all but
one of Can You Live Without’s songs and
tacked on a couple of new ones. He explains
why in the liner notes and in the new track,
“Where’d You Get the Music”: He signed a
bad record deal without a lawyer, lost ownership of his masters and now he can’t even
obtain copies to sell at his shows. The original recordings, he says, are still “available in
iTunes, but none of that money gets to me.”
So, voila, here’s those songs again, recut
and freshly released on Forsyth’s own label
nine years later. Of course, it comes as no
surprise that the songs hold up and the
performances on Calico Girl positively
smoke. But honestly, they smoked the first
time around, too, making the whole endeavor feel like a vanity exercise — a stiff middle
finger to the “smiling men in suits” who
took advantage of him as a naive younger
man. As thrilling as it is to hear him still
making such great music now that he’s a little older and a lot wiser, the fact is that his
fans and Forsyth himself might have been
better served had he left his past in the
past and channeled all that frustration, passion and fire into something truly fresh and
inspired. Calico Girl is highly recommended
if you’re a completist or brand new to
Forsyth’s music. But frankly, if you’ve
already got the originals, it’s a great album
you can live without. RICHARD SKANSE
new releases
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May 20
May 20
May 20
May 27
May 27
June 3
June 3
June 3
June 3
June 3
Guy Forsyth
Cory Morrow
The Band of Heathens
Tomcat Courtney
Bun B
Adam Carroll
Eliza Gilkyson
Lisa Loeb
Mother Truckers
Pinetop Perkins
Lockboxx
Centro-Matic/
South San Gabriel
June 10 Alejandro Escovedo
June 10 Kimmie Rhodes
June 10 Sisters Morales
June 10 Carla Olson & the Textones
June 10 Carla Olson & Mick Taylor
June 17 Mark Chesnutt
June 17 Susan Gibson
June 17 Honeybrowne
June 17 Rob Roy Parnell
June 17 Heybale
June 24Reckless Kelly
June 24Alejandro Escovedo
June 24Ian McLagan
July 1 Los Lonely Boys
July 1 Willie Nelson
July 8 Willie Nelson
& Wynton Marsalis
Aug. 5 Carrie Rodriguez
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Calico Girl
Vagrants & Kings
The Band of Heathens
Downsville Blues
II Trill
Old Town Rock ’N Roll
Beautiful World
Camp Lisa (children’s album)
Let’s All Go to Bed
Pinetop Perkins and Friends
Drop Shop
Dual Hawks
Small & Nimble
Sustain
BandofHeathens.com
Blue Witch
Rap-A-Lot
AdamCarroll.com
Red House
Furious Rose
Funzalo
Telarc
Character
Misra
Real Animal (vinyl only)
Walls Fall Down
Talking to the River
Detroit ’85 — Live & Unreleased
Too Hot for Snakes
Rollin’ with the Flo
New Dog, Old Tricks
Mile By Mile
Let’s Start Something
The Last Country Album
Bulletproof
Real Animal
Never Say Never
Forgiven
Stardust (Legacy Ed.)
Two Men with the Blues
Back Porch
Sunbird
Luna
Collector’s Choice
Collector’s Choice
Lofton Creek/Big 7
For The Records
Smith Music
Blue Rocket
Shuffle 5
Yep Roc
Back Porch
Maniac
Epic
Columbia/Legacy
Blue Note
She Ain’t Me
Back Porch
Rob Roy Parnell ready to Start Something
Dripping Springs singer/harp blower Rob Roy Parnell will release his first album in eight
years, Let’s Start Something, on June 17. Described as a mix of rockin’ blues, boogie-woogie,
R&B and soul, the disc was co-produced by John Kunz, owner of the renowned indie record
store Waterloo Records. Players include brother Lee Roy Parnell, Stephen Bruton and
Hector Watt on guitar; Sarah Brown on bass; backing vocalists Jay Boy Adams and Jonell
Mosser; Delbert McClinton band members Kevin McKendree on keyboards, Lynn Williams on
drums and Don Wise on sax, plus alums Lewis Stephens (keyboards), James Pennebaker
(guitar) and Dave Millsap (guitar). Bruton, Brown and Milsap also share writing credits, along
with Mike Cross and Will Indian.
Q&A Cory Morrow
Last year, Cory Morrow
revisited the first
decade of his recording
career by updating
some of his most popular songs for a retrospective called Ten
Years. Fan reaction to
the new versions, he
admits, was “crappy.”
But that’s OK, because, beginning with 2005’s
Nothing Left to Hide, the Houston-born,
Austin-based songwriter made it clear he had
the mettle to color outside the lines of the
Texas country scene he helped kickstart with
his Texas Tech buddy, Pat Green, in the mid’90s. Morrow’s new Vagrants & Kings picks up
right where Nothing Left to Hide left off —
playful and full of hooks but unapologetically
adventurous and mature compared to the
simpler songs about Texas that put him on
the map. “I’m not in college anymore,” he
explains matter-of-factly. “I’m not tubing
down the Guadalupe every day and thinking
that that’s the greatest thing there is. I don’t
want to look back and say, ‘The best years of
my life were then.’ The best years of my life
are now, and are ahead of me.”
At the time you were making Nothing Left
to Hide, did it feel like a reboot to you?
It definitely felt like it was a step in a new
direction. I’ve been writing and doing this for
quite a while, and I was always trying to have
the music evolve and grow. The sound that I
had when I first started writing and first
started playing was simple and clichéd and
silly and fun, and I didn’t really take myself all
that seriously. But as I get older, I see things
in a different light, and I feel like that record
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was exemplary of a growth in my spirituality
and my life and my adulthood.
What brought about that I-don’t-have-towrite-songs-that-sound-like-what-people
expect-me-to-write realization?
That’s it. It gets to a point where … I’m writing
for me, and I’m trying to find a sound that I
like. I like to listen to Bob Schneider quite a bit
these days, and Darryl Scott, and the Waylon
Payne record, The Drifter, was a real inspiration to me, too. It’s just a whole ’nother realm
of music for me, all this stuff out there that I
never knew about before, and it really got me
excited and fired up to realize that it’s not all
just a two-stepping world. It’s like having a
whole other tool to work with.
And yet there will always be those selfproclaimed “diehard fans” who will rant
that you’ve sold out and need to go back
to making “real Texas music.”
Yeah. But I’ve also had people come up to me
and say, “I’ve listened to you since you started, and I love the stuff you used to write and I
love the stuff you’re doing now … I can’t wait
to see what you do next.” But there are definitely people out there that don’t understand
any music different from “Margaritaville” or
“Lone Star beer in my cereal.” And it’s unfortunate that you can’t get them to understand
that this is still me, but this is a different part
of my life.
That said, I can’t imagine your old-school
fans not digging the new album’s “All Said
and Done.” With all the song names you
drop in it — everything from “L.A.
Freeway” to “Mustang Burn” — it’s like a
love letter to the Texas country scene.
Yeah … that’s exactly what we did on that. I
brought that tune to Walt Wilkins, Lee Brice
and Doug Johnson one day when we were
writing together, and they all went, “Uh,
we’re not sure about that one.” I said, “I
know it sounds kind of silly, but we can make
it fun if we make it smart. We can dumb it
down a little bit, but we can make it intelligent, too, if we put these songs together and
say these things in a really unique way.” So I
kind of talked them into it, and we all started
writing down all the different songs that we
all thought were kind of cool and neat.
After more than a decade of doing this —
and especially after seeing the rise of
pretty much a whole new generation of
Texas country artists like Randy Rogers
and such — do you ever feel like you’ve
graduated to “old guy” status?
You know, it’s starting to get there. My
fiancé’s 10 years younger than me, so it hits
me quite often! I’m having these memories
and conversations with people about the
way things were just 20 years ago. There
really wasn’t much of a Texas music scene.
We’d go see Robert Earl Keen or Jerry Jeff
Walker when I was in college, and that was
like the start of it. But before I was in college,
man, I was into, like, Led Zeppelin. I listened
to classic rock. I wasn’t really aware of what
else was going on until I got to college, and
my buddies would bring out Steve Earle. I
was like, ‘Who the fuck is Steve Earle?’ And
then Robert Earl Keen, and I was like, ‘Steve
Earle, Robert Earl — who are these guys?
And why are they all Earle?’ I was a dork.
And I’d think, ‘Man, they sure can’t sing very
well.’ And my friends would go, ‘Listen to the
words!’ And then I’d really listen, and I’d go,
‘Oh my God, yeah — now I get it!’ That was
when it all started for me. RICHARD SKANSE
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CHARTS: myspace Country
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Artist
Dixie Chicks
George Strait
Dierks Bentley
Miranda Lambert
Gary Allan
Eli Young Band
Willie Nelson
Cross Canadian Ragweed
Jack Ingram
Randy Rogers Band
Kevin Fowler
Pat Green
Shooter Jennings
Roger Creager
Reckless Kelly
Johnny Solinger
Wade Bowen
Jason Boland & the Stragglers
Brandon Rhyder
Trent Willmon
Cory Morrow
Johnny Cooper
Aaron Watson
Belu Edmondson
Stoney LaRue
Points
104,986
104,715
88,110
79,903
60,722
33,824
29,493
26,227
22,658
24,239
21,334
21,008
18,032
14,290
12,819
11,067
10,679
10,370
10,115
8,775
8,550
7,693
7,049
6,228
5,027
Rankings for the MySpace chart are determined by a point system factoring in the
number of profile views, song plays and friends on the artists’ official MySpace pages.
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