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50 Years of Music for Loretta Lynn

Not many people realize just how much Loretta Lynn has managed to achieve in her lifetime. With a the release of a tribute album and the CMA acknowledging her contributions to country music, fans are being exposed to sides of Loretta Lynn they were never aware of. Not only is she a fantastic singer but she has proved herself to be an extraordinary songwriter, philanthropist, business woman and even an author. Her talents are endless, and after fifty years in the music industry, Loretta Lynn is receiving the recognition owed to her.

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2011 Surface Festival

The main goal of the Surface Festival, and the reason it was created, was to assist artists and upcoming bands to be promoted and developed. Over the years it has played a vital role as a platform for artists to increase their fan base and be seen. Promoting newly discovered talent drives the festival, and the preparations for the 2011 Surface Festival are already under way. Cities have been selected to host the Surface Festival, and bands and artists are getting ready to take on the audiences of Europe and the United Kingdom.

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Sir Tom Jones Honored

Sir Thomas John Woodward is better known by his stage name of Tom Jones. At the recently held 2010 Music Industry Awards held in London, Sir Tom Jones walked away with the Music Industry Trust Award for his contributions to the music industry. This talented artist has been entertaining audiences for almost forty-five years and is still looking into new directions for his music career. Receiving the Music Industry Trust Award is a great honor, and Sir Tom Jones is most certainly deserving of it.

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2010 Woman of the Year

The Billboard Women in Music gala event will be held in New York on 2 December 2010. Receiving a Billboard Magazine award is seen as an achievement and many wonderful female musicians have walked away with the Woman of the Year Award. This year the honors will go to Fergie, female vocalist for the Black Eyed Peas. This multi award, Grammy winning singer still feels humbled when recognized, an attribution that has gained her great popularity with fans over the years. In December, it will be her extraordinary talent that will be honored.

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Golden Duet Found

Ray Charles was born in 1930 and became a pioneer and icon in the music genres of soul, blues and gospel. He also played a significant role in racially integrating the music industry, and in 2004 the world bid farewell to one of its most legendary musicians. Born two years after Ray Charles, in 1932, Johnny Cash passed away a year before Charles, but was a musician with a distinctive voice and is one of the most celebrated country stars ever. His music included folk, rock and roll, blues and gospel. Even though the world saw him as a rebel, there was a softer side to this musical phenomenon.

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