The country turns to country music

Number tuning in to CMA just one sign of its popularity

November 06, 2006|By McClatchy-Tribune

Keri Dallman of Eagan, Minn., switches back and forth between her two favorite radio stations. But lately her loyalty has been lopsided -- 70 percent to the local country station and the rest to the local Top 40 station.

"Country lyrics hit closer to home," said the 23-year-old hairstylist. "They're a little more down-to-earth."

On TV The 40th annual CMA Awards air at 8 tonight on ABC.

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