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Country star Kane Brown, who earned an American Music Awards hat-trick last year, will perform at the Gusto Grandstand at the Erie County Fair this summer. Brown's show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway. Tickets, which range from $55-$90, go on sale at 10 a.m. March 28 through Tickets.com, by phone at (888) 223-6000, or in…

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Blake Shelton brought his good ‘ole boy charm and musical chops to the KeyBank Center Friday, delivering without flaw what his fans came to see: nearly two dozen songs from his 20-year country music career. From more recent singles like “Sangria” and “Came Here to Forget” to older fan favorites like “Some Beach,” “Honey Bee” and his sweet, much-loved debut single “Austi…

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Country star Carrie Underwood will bring her Cry Pretty Tour to Buffalo for a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 13, 2019, in KeyBank Center, the artist posted on her website Wednesday. Tickets, which will go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 17, run from $46 to $96 (includes $4.50 facility fee) and can be purchased at KeyBank Center Box Office, at Tickets.com or by calling 888-223-6000. A r…

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Country superstar Dierks Bentley rolled into the Darien Lake Amphitheatre Saturday night for the latest stop on his “Mountain High” tour and delivered an evening of feel-good, rockin’ country music to a packed house . Bentley took the stage just after 9:20 p.m., under a starry sky with a cool breeze easing through the amphitheater. Dressed in black jeans and a plaid shi…

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Jason Aldean has an every-day job. And please note the hyphen. It’s important. His is not an everyday job, as in relatable or normal. It is an Every. Day. Job. “I think a lot more goes into it than people realize,” said Aldean who, at 40, is one of country music’s biggest stars. He’s released seven albums and two-dozen singles in 12 years. His concerts pack amphithe…

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Not every contemporary country musician can reference catfish, T-Pain and Conway Twitty in the same auto-tuned vocal verse.Actually, that’s not true. I’m sure plenty of trucker-capped ne’er-do-wells could name-drop this trio if they wanted to – but they’d be treading on the turf of stubbled singer/songwriter Luke Bryan if they did. The Georgia-born genre crossover hasn’t s…

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Modern country music is in a glut, having run the course commenced in the ’80s by the likes of Garth Brooks, exploded into mainstream mega-success in the ’90s, and finally run into the brick wall that awaits all trends, as ideas begin to run dry and mediocrity and repetition take their seats at the head of the table.Brad Paisley, who played a rain-drenched and muddy Darien…