Over the past decade, Raleigh's Time-Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek has evolved from a primarily rock venue that did a few country shows on the side to one where country is the main event. So the venue just picked up a fitting accolade. It's a finalist for venue of the year, as presented by the Academy of Country Music. The ACM awards will be presented April 5 in Las Vegas.
Country comfort at Walnut Creek
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David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.