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Don Rhodes has written about country music for more than 30 years. Contact him at (706) 823-3214 or don.rhodes@morris.com.

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Late country music legend Carl Smith had close ties to Augusta Futurity, city
Web-posted 01/26/10
The passing of Carl Smith at age 82 on Jan. 16 not only was sad news for country music fans but also for patrons and participants of The Augusta Futurity.

Previous Columns

Church sings songs in great country style
Web-posted 01/21/10
Capitol Records artist Eric Church will perform at 8 tonight at the Country Club, 2834 Washington Road. Admission is $20. The nightclub will honor tickets for an Oct. 30 concert that Church had canceled when he aggravated a broken leg.
High school seniors stage sizzling benefit for historic Miller Theatre
Web-posted 01/14/10
One of the best shows I've seen lately was the talent contest and musical fundraiser held Jan. 9 to benefit the Miller Theatre.
Lady Antebellum was the hot country act of 2009
Web-posted 01/07/10
Before 2009 gets too far gone, let's take a look at some highlights of the past year in country, bluegrass and gospel music:
Quotable moments make memories
Web-posted 12/31/09
Keeping with tradition, my last column of 2009 is devoted to some favorite quotes from people I interviewed during the year.
George Strait's 'Pure Country' going to Broadway
Web-posted 12/24/09
Country singer Joe Nichols got an early Christmas present recently in signing a deal to star in a Broadway musical version of the 1992 George Strait movie Pure Country .
Southern cookbook offers recipes from musical, political celebrities
Web-posted 12/17/09
This is the time of the year when good-hearted residents help out people in need.
Members of Lewis family will reunite to keep tradition alive
Web-posted 12/10/09
Three members of the Lewis Family bluegrass group of Lincolnton, Ga., will perform today for the first time as The Lewis Tradition.
Country music star playing benefit concerts in area
Web-posted 12/03/09
Country music star Ty Herndon is making music and giving a helping hand in the Augusta area this week.
Oak Ridge Boys fans hold key
Web-posted 11/26/09
Richard Sterban toured for several years singing backup for Elvis Presley as part of the Stamps Quartet.
Steep Canyon Rangers climb to fame
Web-posted 11/19/09
The bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers has gone from playing at Still Water Tap Room on Broad Street four years ago to performing in Carnegie Hall, Ryman Auditorium and the Kennedy Center.
You still have a few chances to get Guitar Pull tickets
Web-posted 11/12/09
The 11th annual WKXC-FM Guitar Pull again offers a great lineup for those lucky enough to be holding tickets for the event, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center, 471 University Parkway.
Azar found inspiration from blues performers
Web-posted 11/05/09
Gardeners know Steve Azar as the smooth-voiced singer who opens P. Allen Smith's Garden Home series on PBS each week, singing the program's theme song, I Can't Help but Smile. Country music fans know Mr. Azar from his hits, including I Don't Have to Be Me ('Til Monday).

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