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David Eldridge

David Eldridge

David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website before moving on to editing and reporting stints at Roll Call, the Hill and InsideSources. He returned to The Times in 2016.

 

Articles by David Eldridge

COUNTRY TIMES: Garth Brooks — Country’s Comeback Kid?

There are so many huge tours by country artists these days — George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and at least a half-dozen others — it's easy to think it's always been this way. Published February 17, 2014

Like George Jones and Tammy Wynette before them, married country superstars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are Nashville royalty, and fans are mesmerized by the drama surrounding the couple. (associated press)

Country Times: Nashville classics for Valentine’s Day

With its iconic cheatin' and breakup songs, country music has earned a well-deserved reputation for chronicling the darker side of romance — a tradition that is surely in good hands today with a parade of brokenhearted young stars offering modern twists on love gone bad. (I'm looking at you, Taylor Swift.) Published February 10, 2014

After the British invasion of rock 'n' roll, the Beatles went a little bit country. CBS will honor John, Paul, George and Ringo exactly 50 years after their first U.S. appearance at 8 p.m. Saturday with "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles." (associated press)

Country Times: Tribute to pay homage to Beatles’ Nashville roots

Country has had a memorable couple of weeks, including some scintillating performances at the Grammys, news on filmmaker Ken Burns' upcoming documentary on the genre, and a slew of Nashville stars streaming through Jay Leno's final episodes of "The Tonight Show." Published February 3, 2014

COUNTRY TIMES: New and old country big at Grammys

For a lot of music fans — country and otherwise — Sunday night's Grammy Awards broadcast (8 p.m. CBS) will be the first look at a young performer who has electrified Nashville over the past year or so: Kacey Musgraves. Published January 20, 2014

Blake Shelton (above), Luke Bryan (top center), Jason Aldean (top right) and Florida Georgia Line are some of the new stars giving the country music establishment a run for its money. (Associated Press photographs)

COUNTRY TIMES: ‘Bro-country’ vs. traditional: Bring on the fight

Upstarts taking on the establishment, new stars pushing out the old guard, grass-roots purists turning up their noses at those with more mainstream instincts — sounds like Washington and the past two years of the Republican Party, right? Published January 6, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, speaks during the Values Voter Summit, sponsored by the Family Research Council, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Rand Paul: GOP can’t accept Democrats’ attempts to undo sequesters

Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that Republicans in the Senate are willing to compromise in the ongoing negotiations over the government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling, but cautioned that Democrats should not expect concessions on the already negotiated sequester caps. Published October 13, 2013