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Posted by Americans for Prosperity on 01/30/2014 at 11:52 PM

Re: “The Results

The Mavericks deserve it all the way. They are so under rated...........they should have been winning for the last 20 years. Listen to them please.

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Posted by Durango on 01/30/2014 at 7:25 PM

Re: “The Results

What a joke. The Maverick's Raul Malo has more vocal talent in his big toe than all six male singers that precede him on the "Best Male Vocalist" list combined. Same goes for Vince Gill, who sits inexplicably at #9. And Taylor Swift as Best Live Act? Puh-leeeeze.
Will these fools never learn?

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Posted by Denis Jones on 01/30/2014 at 5:51 PM

Re: “The Results

Got that wrong about the top female vocalists, no way Ashley and kacey are better than Brandy, Miranda or even Carrie.

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Posted by André Pampel on 01/30/2014 at 5:48 PM
Posted by Montana Spring on 01/30/2014 at 1:46 PM
Posted by Cameron Clark on 01/30/2014 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Multiplex hecklers, musicians and marksmen are turning YouTube into a career path — and in some cases, a cash register

Not sure why anyone would want to go to Hickok45's house (or anyone else's for that matter) uninvited. That's just a little over the top. I mean, if you want to meet the guy, just go to any of the area gunshows.

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Posted by Regular Guy on 01/30/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “The Results

Oh yeah The Mavericks top my list. It is rare that I hear an album where every song is fantastic and folks I'm gonna tell you ....once you see a live concert of the Mavericks you will never forget it. They knocked everyone's socks off at the Austin City Limits Festival!

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Posted by Loretta Cyr on 01/30/2014 at 11:14 AM
Posted by lowtechmuso on 01/30/2014 at 9:05 AM

Re: “The Results

Something's wrong with this list. Most are in the wrong order, some shouldn't be there, and even better names are missing. When will these people see the light .. Or,umm .. HEAR the music?!

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Posted by dmg on 01/28/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “The Results

Kellie Pickler's The Woman I Am should be a lot higher on the albums list since it's better than many above. For some strange reason many critics overlooked her this year after she was their #1 or close pick last year. She also belongs on the singles, female vocalists and artists of the year lists. Last year she was #4 on albums and vocalists.

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Posted by Chris on 01/25/2014 at 11:29 AM

Re: “For a teen’s impulsive, unthinkable act, Cyntoia Brown got an adult’s life sentence. Was justice served?

the way i see it if push comes to shove we all as humans have the ability to kill in an instant based on self defense. she doesn't say she wasn't wrong for shooting the man however our justice system failed her as they have failed many. The child was 16 she could have served sometime in JUVY....but a life sentence was not fair at all. Not at her age and not in her mid sight. She could have been rehabilitated. She was not a repeated offender for murder, she reacted out of fear. To be honest she should not have went to his home but at 16 and an abusive pimp/boyfriend you do whatever you need to; to make sure you bring home the money he is expecting. I haven't personally lived this life but this is how it happens for alot of young girls. These men prey on runaways and it is the main reason why Middle TN is highly rated for teen sex trafficking.

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Posted by thinkingaloud on 01/21/2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “A grieving son finds no justice on Rev. Maury Davis' path to redemption

I was on drugs and turned my back on my children, family and God for many years. I had no ability to feel the pain I was pouring out on all the people who loved me most. I too, heard the voice of God and surrendered my life in one moment. I was instantly freed from the chains that held me. For the first time, I could see the pain I poured out on my family and could not believe I had the ability to be that cold. Drugs and rejecting God sever the conscious. I don't think the family of the slain woman would feel any better if Davis was still in prison and had no remorse. It is going to be the family forgiving (releasing the anger) Davis that will set them free from bitterness. What Satan meant for evil God has turned around for His glory and I'm confident the murdered Christian woman rejoices in Heaven every time a soul that Davis led to Lord enters Heaven.

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Posted by Lisa Lewis Gilbert on 01/16/2014 at 1:35 PM

Re: “For a teen’s impulsive, unthinkable act, Cyntoia Brown got an adult’s life sentence. Was justice served?

volbabe makes a good point. I completely see that side of the argument.

On the other hand, you can look at it as an investment. If more education does reduce crime, it might make sense to cut recidivism by investing in the education up-front.

Suppose, without education, 60% of criminals would backslide. With education, let's imagine that it's a small but reliable effect: 50% of educated criminals backslide. I think it makes sense to educate 100% of criminals. Yes, the up-front cost FOR THE EDUCATION is greater. But for every would-have-been victim of a now-educated, now-reformed criminal, there is a net gain.

Plus, if you reserve the education for the 40% who don't backslide, you're essentially wasting it (in the context of the stated purpose, which is to reduce recidivism). You've already established that those are the ones who don't need the education. So you might as well take the shotgun approach to improving people's lives.

Feel free to disagree...but maybe without name-calling?

Posted by matt on 01/15/2014 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Why Lap Dances In Nashville Are Illegal But Group Sex Isn’t

Brilliant writing, great journalism! I was totally engrossed with this work. Thanks. KCO'D

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Posted by KCO'D on 01/14/2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Singer-songwriter Chris Gantry remains a living link to Music City’s ragged and rowdy bohemian heyday

Hey Purt,

A decade to get a 'cut?' Really? Just one unpromising cut? And you claim you're a 'writer?' And on 'Music Row?'

Joining the Army seems like a better scenario than your miserable portrait.

Jealousy rears it's ugly head.

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Posted by Holden Caufield on 01/13/2014 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Singer-songwriter Chris Gantry remains a living link to Music City’s ragged and rowdy bohemian heyday

Can a person be anymore of an outright Hypocrite? Outlaw with a pub deal on that vile stinking dead as shit place called Music Row? It was over by the 80s, one of countrys best eras for great songs, but he came back and is still in the game? He LIKES Taylor Swift but talks about God then defiles and insults the hard work of dozens of young writers just struggling with the dream and trying to get a break, some who put in a decade or more to get that first cut? So there's never been a song before 2013 that wasn't about trucks, bonfires, backroads, rivers, creeks, beer, booze, tailgates, used slang or mentioned pretty girls? Huh? What an ornery pitiful old coot. Which lucky young writers get to huddle together with him, the ones a gatekeeper chooses? Any of them over 24; probably not. This article has so much cognitive dissonance it's ridiculous. Seems to me I recall Glen Campbell got the same "you're not Country" bullying when Everyday Housewife hit, to Pop they said! You forgot to mention his lauded film acting role as a garbage can humper. I'm surprised he didnt give us the dam Yankee line while boasting of a huddle with Shel Silverstein; apparently the only muse who counts is the one on his or his approved friends list shoulders. You can't make this stuff up.

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Posted by Purt on 01/12/2014 at 4:24 PM

Re: “For a teen’s impulsive, unthinkable act, Cyntoia Brown got an adult’s life sentence. Was justice served?

I think this girl should be free - too many blokes take advantage of young women. I am glad the bastard is dead
Free this girl

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Posted by alex on 01/12/2014 at 2:30 PM

Re: “A grieving son finds no justice on Rev. Maury Davis' path to redemption

To Jody,
If being guilty of murder should alleviate a person from public ministry, then we would never have heard from Paul (Formerly Saul)

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Posted by John Russell Penn on 01/12/2014 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Gaile Owens has been on Tennessee’s death row for 25 years for setting her husband’s murder in motion, but a jury never heard the whole story.


Just because he was great on the outside does not mean he was the same behind closed doors when things went bad. No one knows what it is like. I know from personal experience. Sometimes the nicest, kindest, most caring individuals on the outside have anger issues. I'm not saying I know what happened either...just weren't behind the door.

Posted by Teddy Crawley on 01/12/2014 at 1:32 AM

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