This Country Playlist Will Get You Pumped For Stagecoach

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Hey y'all, listen up: Stagecoach is the other - and for country fans, ultimate - music festival to take place in Indio, CA, and it's coming this weekend, just after Coachella. (Check out photos from last year's Stagecoach here.) The 2015 lineup features badass country couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert as headliners Saturday and Sunday, respectively; a throwback to 2012 when they also had back-to-back performances at the desert fest. Country dreamboat - who has aged like a fine wine - Tim McGraw kicks off the weekend as Friday's headliner. Other performers include Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Kip Moore, The Band Perry, Sara Evans, and Justin Moore, along with a plethora of other legends (including Zz Top, Merle Haggard, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers of "Bad to the Bone" fame) and breakout stars like Maddie & Tae. True Detective fans might recognize The Handsome Family, who sings the show's theme song
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Some Kinda' "Tough Guy"

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Anchor Bay Entertainment has released a re-issue of director Richard Fleischer's 20th Century Fox, 1983 action adventure, "Tough Enough", starring Dennis Quaid, on Blu-ray and DVD :

"...'Art Long' (Quaid), a Fort Worth tree trimmer by day and struggling Country singer by night, enters a local 'Toughman Contest', discovering he may have a knack for knockouts. Now with the help of his street-smart corner man (Stan Shaw) and a crafty promoter (Warren Oates), Art is headed to the 'National Finals' in Detroit where all he’ll have to do is best five guys in one night on national television to win $100,000, a recording contract, and the title of Toughest Man In America. Even if Art is crazy enough to try, will he be tough enough to win it all ?..."

Co-starring Pam Grier and Wilford Brimley, with songs by T.G. Sheppard, Mickey Gilley and Dennis Quaid.

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Reading Your Way in the Door

New York actor and writer Michael Buckley knows a little something about perseverance: He spent more than two years organizing readings, followed by rewrites and more readings, of his play "Nemesis" with the hope that it would someday become a full-scale production. Along the way, a playwright saw a workshop production of "Nemesis," liked both the play and Buckley's performance in it, and invited Buckley to do a reading of his new play. Buckley had no idea that agreeing to participate in the playwright's reading would be the stroke of serendipity needed to move his own work forward. After the reading, the playwright introduced Buckley to his literary agent and added that he was "a talented young playwright." Buckley had previously submitted his script to the literary department—with no response—and told the agent so. The agent replied, "Actually, my assistant has your script. But now that I've met you,
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Scenes (Songs) We Love: Urban Cowboy

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Scenes (Songs) We Love: Urban Cowboy
If you're of a certain age, then you probably remember the 80's Country Revival. The music, the hats, the belt buckles were all back in style, and since the movies were never an art form that failed to capitalize on a trend, and in 1980, John Travolta strapped on some spurs for Urban Cowboy, and the subject of of today's Scenes Songs We Love is Boz Scaggs' contribution to the flick's highly successful soundtrack, Look What You've Done to Me.

The 1980 romantic drama was directed by James Bridges with a script by Irving Azoff and Robert Evans'. The story centered on the tumultuous love affair of a modern day cowboy and girl played by Travolta (as the hot-headed Bud) with Debra Winger as Sissy. The film also starred Scott Glenn as Sissy's abusive rebound guy, and there were appearances by country greats like Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Daniels, and Mickey Gilley.
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