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Dr. Amara Enyia, who’s running for Mayor of Chicago.

Mayoral Candidate: Mayor Emanuel Is The ‘Typical Candidate,’ And That’s The Problem

Her political and community experience, not to mention a law degree and PhD in Educational Policy, make her seem like a viable candidate for Mayor of Chicago. Yet to many, Dr. Amara Enyia just won’t seem conventional enough for the Chicago political machine.

06/16/2014

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Behind the Song: Miranda Lambert’s ACM-Nominated ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’

“I feel like women in my grandmother’s generation were expected to put on a pretty face and not really show their crazy sides,” Kacey Musgraves said, describing the ideas behind the three-time ACM-Award nominated song she cowrote with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. “Now, it’s a bit different.”

03/11/2014

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How Hunter Hayes Scored a GRAMMY Debut for New Single ‘Invisible’

“The GRAMMYs actually heard the song and they stepped up right beside me, saying, ‘Hey, we hear you. We get it. We’re with you.”

01/27/2014

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Q&A: GRAMMYs Exec Producer Ken Ehrlich On Big Surprises & Beatles

GRAMMYs exec producer Ken Ehrlich on how Kendrick suggested a collabo with Imagine Dragons and what goes into getting Beatles together.

01/24/2014

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Behind the Song: Tim McGraw’s ‘Highway Don’t Care’

It’s a moody anthem that serves as the closing song on his 2013 album’ Two Lanes of Freedom.’ McGraw was drawn to it’s “timeless” quality.

01/23/2014

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Behind the Song: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Merry Go ‘Round’

“When we were about to pick the first single I really lobbied for ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ because I’m out there every night and I can tell you, hands down this is the one people are connecting with. I’m really glad that was my first thing to say to the world.”

01/21/2014

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Behind The Song: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’

Frontman Ezra Koenig on about how their hit single from the GRAMMY-nominated ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ went through a rough ugly duckling stage until they figured out that vocal effect—you know the one.

01/14/2014

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Behind the Song: Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’

“When I heard ‘Wagon Wheel’ at my daughter’s high school talent contest, I just thought, ‘Man some day I’m going to cut the song for a record.’ It was one of those lightning bolt things that I can’t even explain.”

01/09/2014

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Behind The Song: Lorde’s ‘Royals’

“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”

01/07/2014

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GRAMMY Gourmet: Josh Homme On His Kinship With Anthony Bourdain

For this installation of GRAMMY Gourmet, we spoke with Homme about his relationship with Bourdain, his favorite recipe (sorry folks, recipe’s secret), and advice for all those aspiring chefs out there.

12/11/2013

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Inside The ACM Entertainer Of The Year Nominees: Luke Bryan

There’s no denying that ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Luke Bryan is a “heartthrob” and “dreamy.” But as Radio.com’s panel of music experts notes, he also “appeals to men and women”–the kind of guy who’s “your best […]

04/01/2013

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Behind The Song: Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton’s ACM-Nominated ‘Over You’

If it wasn’t for a telling comment from Blake Shelton’s father, the ACM Award-nominated song “Over You” might never have been recorded. Written by Blake and his wife Miranda Lambert, the touching song is about the loss of Blake’s brother, who […]

03/28/2013

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Behind The Song: The Eli Young Band’s ACM-Nominated ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’

The Eli Young Band was handed an awesome surprise at last year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, when their hit “Crazy Love” was awarded Song of the Year. And at this year’s ACM Awards, the four bandmates (Mike Eli, Jon […]

03/21/2013

The Band Perry

REWIND: The Band Perry Talks ‘Pioneer,’ Blake Shelton And Jason Aldean Discuss ACMs

Kimberly, Neil, and Reid Perry of sibling trio The Band Perry have a big year ahead of them, and it starts right now with the release of their sophomore album Pioneer. The release hit stores today, and the […]

03/20/2013

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Behind The Song: Hunter Hayes’ ‘Wanted’ Gets Multiple ACM Award Nominations

Hunter Hayes‘ ACM Award-nominated song “Wanted” began simply as a way to tell a girl he was interested. “‘Wanted’ is very much a love letter. It was written basically just to tell a girl how I felt about […]

03/14/2013

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REWIND: Jason Aldean Remembers ‘1994,’ And Sheryl Crow Takes It ‘Easy’

What was it about Jason Aldean’s new single “1994” that had him falling out of his chair laughing when he first heard it? Check out this week’s Radio.com Rewind to find out. Plus, Sheryl Crow talks about what a delicate U.S. economy and […]

03/13/2013

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REWIND: Vince Gill And Jason Aldean Support The Hall, Ashley Monroe And Randy Houser Unveil New Music

What do Randy Houser, Ashley Monroe, ACM nominee Jason Aldean, and the Country Music Hall of Fame have in common? They’re all topics covered in the very first country edition of Radio.com’s Rewind. Rewind is a weekly video program focusing on […]

03/12/2013

Eli Young Band

Behind The Song: The Eli Young Band ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’

The year 2012 proved to be a good one for the Eli Young Band. The group of Texas musicians spent 12 years touring and recording before “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” hit Number One that July. […]

02/06/2013

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The Black Keys’ Notes On Success

Despite not releasing an album in 2012, the Black Keys dominated the year in a lot of ways. The most surprising thing, however, is the feasibility of the rock duo doing the same thing in […]

01/21/2013

Taylor Swift

Behind The Song: Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

From country ballads to frenzied dubstep and vibrant dance-pop concoctions, Taylor Swift’s latest album Red is a variety pack of emotion and energy. Yet one thing that binds so many of her songs together is their undeniable catchiness. She […]

01/16/2013

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