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TO THE RANTER complaining about the cats having to be put to sleep after the rescue in Appling: the cats were rescued from a life of disease and suffering, you nimrod. Even I have compassion for that, and I don't like cats.
Metro | Rants and raves
Musicians' quotes recall thoughts of early days in business

It has been the custom of this columnist to end the year with my favorite quotes culled from interviews over the past 12 months:
Ramblin' Rhodes
Brothers on fast track to stardom

Seventeen-year-old Austin Clark was with his five performing brothers at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last week, but he didn't get to catch any rays on the sand. "They keep us locked up on the bus," said the Dobro player and youngest member of country music's hot new act, the Clark Family Experience. "They won't let us do fun things."
Ramblin' Rhodes: Video awards have fan appeal

More than 2 million votes were cast in Country Music Television's first Flameworthy Video Music Awards presented June 12 in Nashville, Tenn.
Ramblin' Rhodes: Country music shows gravitating to weird

Just when we're nearly over the sight of Kid Rock in a dingy white T-shirt singing about obscenities May 22 on the Academy of Country Music Awards show with faded country star Hank Williams Jr., here comes another weird country moment.
Ramblin' Rhodes: Country singer finding stardom elusive

...concerts. Mr. Allan's national image could change dramatically next week, depending on the outcome of the Academy of Country Music awards show. He is up against Chad Brock (Ordinary Life, Country Boy Can Survive) and Brad Paisley (Who Needs...
Tim McGraw's ACM Awards show performance

Tim McGraw performed "If You're Reading This," an emotional tribute to our fallen soldiers and their families, during the Academy of Country Music Awards show last week. This song has not been released on CD.