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In Memoriam- Country Legend George Jones Passes Away

Country legend George Jones, the king of heartbreak ballads and good time songs, died this morning at the age of 81 in Nashville. Jones, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, was a permanent presence on the country charts from the 1950s well […]

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Legend Willie Nelson is Slacker’s Artist of the Week

Slacker’s new artist of the week is country music legend Willie Nelson. The master singer-songwriter- who is also an actor, poet, author and activist- will turn 80 years old this month, but that hasn’t slowed him down. He released a new album, Let’s Face the Music and Dance, this week, which is a collection of […]

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The Band Perry Slacker Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week – The Band Perry

Slacker’s Artist Of The Week is The Band Perry. Kimberly, Neil, and Reid Perry are siblings from Mississippi that broke through in 2010 and 2011 with huge hits like “If I Die Young” and “All Your Life”. They are currently preparing the release of their second album- Pioneer is due April 2nd, and they’ve already […]

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Five New Country Artists to Watch in 2013

Every year, the Nashville labels trot out one or two new artists apiece.  And the truth is, not many become even “B” list country stars. Most will see their single releases stall out in the mid-30’s on the country charts and after a few of those, the labels will bid them adieu and move on […]

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Florida Georgia Line - Slacker's Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week’s Florida Georgia Line are Country’s New Stars

Slacker’s new Artist of the Week is Florida Georgia Line. The band is composed of two friends that met in college: Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard. Brian’s from Florida and Tyler’s from Georgia, hence the name. And when they meet in the middle, they make some of the biggest hits in Country music right now. […]

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