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Note: An earlier version of this article appears at Chicago Parent

Chicago friends: If you're looking for a rootin' tootin', yet rockin' good time with your little ones this weekend, it might be a prime time to pay a visit to Miss Jamie from the Farm. The Chicago-based performer will be doing three shows in and around the city to celebrate the release of her debut album, MISS JAMIE'S FARM (available now on Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby).

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dustinperkinsDallas musician DUSTIN PERKINS has joined the likes of PENTATONIX, WALK OFF THE EARTH, and many others that have been putting their own spin on "Royals," the smash hit by LORDE. Aside from the pop-country-laced version he's released (on iTunes now), the video features some kids getting down with the jam, standing in for the grownups. It's better than my version about Batman. Check it out below and let me know what you think...

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What happens when you bring together an all-star lineup of musicians including Dwight Yoakam, Fountains of Wayne, Mark Lanegan, Kacey Musgraves, Ryan Adams, Ben Folds, Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss, Josh Turner, Darius Rucker, Linda Eder, and the Falls Mountain Cowboys (who are fictitious), and then pair them with acclaimed children's author Sandra Boynton? Well, you get Sandra Boynton's FROG TROUBLE, a fantastic new album of country songs by Boynton, arranged and mixed with longtime collaborator Michael Ford. Now, Warner Music Nashville and The Rock Father are giving readers a chance to win a FROG TROUBLE Prize Pack that includes a copy of the new CD, along with a set of kid-safe headphones!

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A Chicago-area transplant currently based in Los Angeles, DANI released her debut entry into the growing Kids and Family music realm last month. BEAUTY LAND is a 14-track musical adventure written and narrated by DANI - the tale of Jimmy and Lulu, a brother and sister who find themselves captured by an Evil Witch and searching for a way to Beauty Land. Right now, DANI is welcoming new listeners with a FREE DOWNLOAD of the title track, a number that begins with a storybook narration that opens up into a country-tinged anthem filled with "purple waterfalls and unicorns." Grab it via the widget below...

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The Man in Black. The legacy of JOHNNY CASH is indisputable... his influence forever being felt on musicians of all genres. As we approach the 10th Anniversary of his death, new life has been given to his work through an all-new collection of lullabies from the folks at Roma Music Group. It's not the first time that Johnny Cash has been the subject of a lullaby tribute, but this collection features twelve classic songs reworked into nursery-friendly melodies for the youngest music lover in your family, along with lullabied versions of two songs that Cash himself covered and made into hits once more. Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star - Lullaby Versions of JOHNNY CASH will hit retail on September 3rd, and iTunes pre-orders just went live tonight. Get your pre-order in, and you'll receive "I Walk the Line" as an instant download... and, you can preview the track right here on The Rock Father below...

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trittsingleA Father's Day cover song...

Though the song choice seems odd, a cover of the 1992 PATTY SMYTH duet with DON HENLEY, "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough," there is a reason why country star TRAVIS TRITT chose to record the song as a duet with his 15-year-old daughter, TYLER REESE...

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