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Little Bit Country: Vt. Musicians Earn Notice In Nashville

Associated Press

Mon 6/17/13 Noon & 7PM  Country music has deep roots in Vermont and a small but thriving group of musicians keep the scene alive here. But to make it big, many musicians from Vermont find their way to Nashville and use the regional traditions that got them started to find success.

Our guests include veteran musician Rick Norcross, up-and-comer Keeghan Nolan, WOKO morning DJ Bill Sargent, and Stephen Russell Payne, whose new biography of Norcross is now on the shelves.

Tell us why you love (or don't love...) country music and Vermont's country roots: email or post on Facebook.

Also in the program, the Canada Games are coming to Quebec this summer, to Sherbrooke. The quadrennial event gives Canada's young athletes a big stage on which to compete.

And, Summer School is in session! Today, we learn how to call a moose.

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