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Past articles by Amanda:

Ex-teacher gunned down in driveway; investigators search phones, surveillance video

A former schoolteacher shot to death in her mother's driveway likely was the victim of a crime of passion, investigators told a Pennsylvania television station. → Read More

Turn it up when you hear these country Christmas songs

Because if I hear "Rockin' 'Round the Christmas Tree" one more time, I may lose it. → Read More

Police confirm fatalities in California shooting

The shootings happened at the Inland Regional Center, which serves people with developmental disabilities. → Read More

California police respond to report of active shooter, multiple victims reported

Police said it was still considered to be an active shooting scene. → Read More

Garden Glow gets rained out Friday

If you were headed to the Missouri Botanical Garden for Garden Glow on Friday night, plans need to change. → Read More

House GOP votes to make Ryan speaker

Paul Ryan's job will be to mend the Republican Party's self-inflicted wounds and craft a conservative message to woo voters in next year's elections. → Read More

Boldly predicting Country Music Association's award winners

After five straight years taking home the female vocalist trophy, Miranda Lambert might see someone else win it on Wednesday. → Read More

No 'Boo at the Zoo' Tuesday night due to rain

"Boo at the Zoo" continues nightly through Oct. 30. → Read More

From 'Golden Ring' to 'In Another's Eyes,' there's something about a country duet

From fun ones like "Beer For My Horses" to ballads like "I Need You," duets can hit every high and low in music. → Read More

Brad Paisley keeps fresh, funny with 'Crushin' It' stop in St. Louis

From Deflategate to Kardashiana, Paisley interjects current events and clever commentary into his annual tours. → Read More

Country couple split; so much music, only so much money and more

Trying to decide the next country download proves difficult; the power couple split and who's coming to St. Louis. → Read More

Luke Bryan sings and shimmies into the hearts of St. Louis

For the second straight year, Luke Bryan is the only act to sell out - or close to it - two nights at at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. There's a reason → Read More

As Luke Bryan rolls into St. Louis, he drags a mini-controversy with him

Bryan's remarks about outlaw country were taken as a slam on Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, which made some of their fans' tempers flare. → Read More

Opening acts add depth to country shows

Skip one at your own peril; it's not always easy to know who's going to be the next big deal. → Read More

Soggy night doesn't dampen enthusiasm for Bentley's 'Sounds of Summer' stop in St. Louis

Country's Dierks Bentley brings high energy and a catalog of hits to his St. Louis stop. → Read More

'Girl Crush' goes to No. 1, and Dierks is coming to St. Louis, soon

Little Big Town celebrates its big hit, which reached the top despite a mini-flap over its meaning. → Read More

Trans woman Bruce Jenner debuts Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

Jenner wears a strapless corset, legs crossed, for the photo shot by Annie Leibovitz → Read More

6 shows to expand your country horizons, and maybe take a road trip, too

Check out acts like the Turnpike Troubadours, Jason Eady and Aaron Watson - some right in St. Louis and some a little road trip away. → Read More

Zac Brown Band's Jekyll + Hyde tour brings nothing but highs

To call them a country music act does an injustice to the wide variety of music the band plays - and plays very well. → Read More

No firm opinion, yet, on new morning country show on WIL

Is the bland banter of Jim and Jeane so far a relief from the cacophony of Cornbread? → Read More