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Sheryl Crow "Feels Like Home" (Warner Bros)

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'My career was founded on taking care of "difficult" artists. KD's not difficult, just complex'

Tennessee: Loud and proud

Country music legends made Nashville famous. But this Tennessee city isn't all cowboy hats and denims, says Rob Crossan

John Stewart: Maverick singer-songwriter

John Coburn Stewart, singer and songwriter: born San Diego, California 5 September 1939; twice married (three sons, one daughter); died San Diego 19 January 2008.

Ken Nelson: Shaper of post-war country music

Kenneth Nelson, talent scout and record producer: born Caledonia, Minnesota 19 January 1911; married (one daughter); died Somis, California 6 January 2008

Preview: John Stewart, California Bloodlines (Label: Rev-Ola)

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Scotland 1 France 0: Caldwell eclipses Henry's sun kings

Celtic midfielder's blazing finish kicks off the celebrations as Scotland dream again

Jimmy Martin

'The King of Bluegrass'

ROCK & POP: NEW RELEASES - Josh Rouse Nashville RYKODISC iiii8

With Nashville, Josh Rouse continues his stylistic re-imagining of the early-1970s era that he so beautifully evoked on 2003's 1972. His retro attitude is signalled by the album's compact, quality-not-quantity size, and its division of the 10 songs into two notional sides, as if it were an updated edition of an original period vinyl album; but it's Rouse's command of the songwriterly tropes, and producer Brad Jones' masterly marshalling of the instrumental settings, that give the album its distinctive, timeless ambience, at once ancient and modern.

Album: Josh Rouse

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Martha Carson

Singer of the gospel hit 'Satisfied'

Roy Drusky

Easy-listening singer billed as the 'Perry Como of Country Music'

Kenny Buttrey

'Transcendental' drummer for artists from Elvis Presley to Bob Dylan and Neil Young

Skeeter Davis

Country diva who sang 'The End of the World'

Wilma Burgess

Singer with a clutch of country hits

Gillian Welch

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