Saturday, November 03, 2007

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Well, I've gone and done it. I've added myself to the increasingly ginormous list of bloggers participating in the big Fall, Y'All! giveaway hosted by Shannon from Rocks in my Dryer. This is shaping up to be tons of fun, my friends, and if you haven't heard about it, you can head over here to check out all of the details.

This whole idea is like one giant swap meet, except we are swapping fabulous new treasures instead of old blenders or macrame plant hangers. In other words, I've been sucked right in. There are over three hundred participants right now -- that's three hundred people who are giving away really cool things! Do yourself a favor and try to win something.

I am giving away a copy of an awesome new CD; Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Shhh, don't tell Rob, but I bought it for him as a welcome home gift, and I couldn't stop myself from listening to it. It has become an addiction. Frankly, I think he'll appreciate the fact that I love him so much that I wanted to make sure he was not getting a dud CD as a welcome home gift, don't you?

Anyway.

Yes, it's the same Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame. And yes, it's also the same Alison Krauss of country and bluegrass fame. Sounds like an odd mix, right? I thought so too, until I heard it. I'm telling you that it's magical, almost haunting. It's folksy and bluesy and gospel and rockabilly, and I am wearing out the repeat feature of my CD player, my friends. You can go here to listen to some of it, but I know you will get hooked and you will be forced to come back here to try and win it. And if you can listen to the last track while thinking of a loved one and not tear up a little, then you might be a cyborg. All I'm saying is that the autoharp is an instrument that sounds like a heart breaking, so consider yourself warned!

To enter this contest, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. This one right here. Any comment will do, since I will be drawing a winner at random, but feel free to tell me that my hair looks nice. Especially since it doesn't.

I will leave this post at the top of the page until Saturday, November 3rd, and I will announce the winner on Sunday, November 4th. This drawing is open to any commenter in the US, Canada, or those at an APO/FPO address (you know my soft spot for the military). You do not have to have a blog to win, so all commenters have an equal chance.

Good luck, my friends -- and I promise not to open the winner's copy as well!

129 comments:

  1. Oooh, I want to win, I want to win. I love Allison Krauss. And I'm sure your hair is looking quite fine. I'm not liking mine much right now. Went a little too short on the last cut and am regretting it. Oh well. With the help of pre-natal vitamins it will grow quickly.

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  2. What a great giveaway! I would love it!

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  3. Oh wow- I'd really love to win this! Totally a Zeppelin Fan here!

    Steph

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  4. What an interesting combination!

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  5. count me in! Thanks!!

    Renee'
    http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

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  6. please count me in.

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  7. I've been wanting this!

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  8. Count me in, please! I like both of those artists, so I can't believe I hadn't heard of this cd.

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  9. Awesome idea. Please count me in.

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  10. Sounds very good to me, thanks for entering me!

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  11. You make this sound like a I most have it CD! Would love to win and listen!

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  12. don't be silly aimee, your hair always looks great!

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  13. Count me in I really like Allison Krauss so it's got to be good.

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  14. Sounds like an awesome CD. I'm in.
    hillarycampos@gmail.com

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  15. I could use some new music.

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  16. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Count me in!

    tynajewell@yahoo.com
    www.begleyblessings.blogspot.com

    -Tyna

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  17. I love Alison Krauss! I'm glad to read your review about this cd, I had wondered about it. I hope I win!

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  18. I love Allison Krauss. I'd love to win this!

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  19. I've heard Allison Krauss before and we like her! I can only imagine what this new duo sounds like! Cool giveaway!!!

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  20. Anonymous10:43 AM

    Please enter me. Thanks!!
    alr928@yahoo.com

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  21. I really like Allison Krauss--hope I win!

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  22. I would love to enter your drawing. Sounds like a great CD. Your profile is hilarious, I can't wait to read more of your blog.

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  23. That sounds great! If I don't win it, I think I'll be putting it on my Christmas list :)

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  24. OH!!! I would LOVE to win this... please pick me :)

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  25. Scott would love this. And we don't care if it's opened or not. And your hair looks nice. And don't let the fact that I was your maid of honor at your wedding and that you're Bubba's godmother influence you decision-making at all. ;)

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  26. I heard one of the songs on the radio yesterday and loved it. What a cool giveaway. I'm crossing my fingers!

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  27. I would love to listen to it.

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  28. Count me in!!!! Thanks for the giveaway, Love this!!!!
    Gerijone64@hotmail.com

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  29. I have been wanting this CD ever since I heard about it. Which was only a few days ago, but still, I'd LOVE it!!

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  30. Anonymous1:18 PM

    Okay, I don't care if I win I just wanted to make sure you get a little ego boost in your day. Your hair looks awesome, skin flawless, figure to die for- we're talking supermodel material and I am sure Rob can't wait to get home to you!
    Hope that put a smile on your face-Super moms desire to smile.
    Happy Halloween!
    TARA

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  31. Count me in. I just found a link to your site from somewhere and look what I came upon. What fun!

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  32. Woohoo! Count me in!!

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  33. What a fun cd!! Please count me in for the drawing. BTW, I think your hair looks lovely. :-)

    jjpiggins at gmail dot come
    4youfromus dot blogspot dot com

    PS How do you make posts sticky on blogspot??

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  34. dallimomma3:27 PM

    I've heart some of this music. Outstanding.
    kanddallison at yahoo dot com

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  35. Ohhhhh, that color on you is just so complimentary. Does that work as a comment?

    I like both of these artists. Sign me up.

    Thanks.

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  36. I heard one of these songs the other day, it was really cool.

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  37. oooo, I love Allison Krauss!

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  38. Now this I have to hear... Thanks for entering me ^-^

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  39. Cool!! What an awesome giveaway!!

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  40. Tabitha6:08 PM

    Your hair looks great! Count me in.

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  41. I love Allison Krause. Please add me.

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  42. That is a fun duo! Thanks!

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  43. AWESOME!! Thanks for entering me.

    info@fenicle.com
    http://www.fenicle.com

    Come Visit My GIVEAWAY!

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  44. Count me in please! Sounds interesting!

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  45. I'd LOVE this!

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  46. But of course your hair looks great! And I'd love to hear that combo.

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  47. I love anything by Allison Krauss

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  48. I heard parts of this on NPR last Sunday. It sounded awesome. I'd love to win.

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  49. Add me to the list,thanks!

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  50. Thanks for mentioning us military folks at APO addresses. We needed a little love!

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  51. Your hair has never looked lovlier, m'dear. Honest. Have I ever lied to you?

    My daughters are budding Led Zepplin fans (see here http://thriceblessedmomma.blogspot.com/2007/07/budding-led-zepplin-fans.html) and they are only 5 1/2 years old.

    And I've recently discovered Allison Krauss,, thanks to an amazing children's CD by Sandra Boynton called Dog Train. She sings a song called Evermore that will bring tears to your eyes, even if you ARE a cyborg.

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  52. Sign me up chicka!

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  53. Love Allison Krauss!!

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  54. Great giveaway...thanks for sharing!

    Pat
    foodpartyfunatyahoodotcom

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  55. This cd sounds really neat. I think Allison Kraus has such a unique voice.

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  56. Love music! What a great giveaway!

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  57. It sounds like a great CD. By the way, your hair can't look as bad as mine does right now, and if it does, just throw on a hat. That's what I do.

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  58. Nice hair -- pick me. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. I would love to be entered in your drawing!

    Michelle
    www.northofthe49.com
    michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

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  60. Please count me in.

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  61. I just read about this CD and thought it sounded great. Thanks for the great offer!

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  62. Because who doesn't love Allison Kraus?

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  63. I am rarely into music, but my husband and teens are very into music. I would love to give my husband this as a gift, it sounds like something he would like.

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  64. Anonymous1:14 PM

    This sounds great!

    Thank you!
    dckline007@comcast.net
    Cyndi

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  65. Sarah1:15 PM

    "Folksy and bluesy and gospel and rockabilly"? Right up our alley (mine & DH's). I'd love a chance to win this. DH & I are already Alison Krauss fans and I'm sure you could turn us into fans of this duo.

    Oh, and your hair looks nice. ;-)

    Thanks for the chance to win this CD!

    sarah_carol (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  66. Penny G1:21 PM

    I would love to listen to this CD - thanks!

    (pagarrison@valornet.com)

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  67. Wow! I had just heard this cd two days ago and I too would just love to have it. It's absolutely beautiful. I keep going back to listen to it. I want it!!!! Please count me in.

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  68. I would love to have this. Please enter me.

    hairlinefracture at gmail dot com

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  69. You evil, evil woman. I listened and now I am hooked so you had better pick me as your winner. Or maybe I could just order the CD for myself. ;)

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  70. I <3 Alison Krauss. PLEASE count me in.

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  71. I think this will be a cool CD. I love Allison Krauss and I'm eager to hear these two together! Count me in!

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  72. I can't see your hair, but I'm sensing all sorts of lovliness emanating from it.

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  73. Its a good hair day, I'm sure!

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  74. Sign me up please

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  75. Up for something new! Thanks!

    mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

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  76. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. Your hair is GORGEOUS dah-ling! =) Thanks for this. I hope I win.

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  78. Enter me please!

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  79. Oooo, Allison Kraus! I could use a new CD and especially one by her!!! Did you know I actually got to see her in concert once? Freakin' amazing!

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  80. Allison Krauss is awesome! : )

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  81. Oooh, I saw this in the rack at Starbucks and it really piqued my interest! I love your blog header by the way, and how the pics match the ages of your children (or will, come February).

    Oh, and your hair ROCKS, Baby!

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  82. Hi Aimee-As long as you promise not to open it, I want in on this drawing :) Honestly, I love Allison Krauss and would love a chance to win this CD.

    Thanks-
    Jenny

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  83. cool- count me in...thanks!

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  84. Such a wonderful giveaway!! Please add my name to your draw, thank you:-) xo

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  85. Great giveaway! Count me in. Good luck everyone!

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  86. Stacey11:15 AM

    I'm a huge Allison Kraus fan!
    Thanks!

    Your hair looks better than mine, I'm sure...almost 10:15 and no shower yet today?! sigh.

    Staceylea AT gmail DOT com

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  87. I bet they make a great duo & appreciate the chance to win their CD:)

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  88. I love both artists. Would love to hear them together...

    cool choice!

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  89. Sounds like a great duo, actually. I'd love to win this.
    Thank you,
    Daisy

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  90. Anonymous1:28 PM

    Very cool, would love to hear this! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

    Elizabeth
    ichbinelizabeth at yahoo dot com.

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  91. I'm a big Alison Krauss fan but have never heard of this! It's always fun to hear new music--thanks for the giveaway.

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  92. I had to go listen... and YES, I'm back! XD

    Please enter me:
    leia18 [at] yahoo [dot] com
    Thanks,

    Leia

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  93. Enter me please, apricotview at yahoo dot com

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  94. Ok - you were right - I'm hooked! I love, love, LOVE this cd! I hope I win!!

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  95. I'm looking for some new tunes. Count my vote! Thank you!

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  96. I'd love the CD!

    princesslimey(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. Supercalifragelisticexpealidocious!
    This is a great idea - I would really enjoy this! I need a new CD to listen to. My favorite CD is a funky worship cd called Mars Hill Fellowship. I heard them live at a conference, and I bought the cd there. Here's the link:
    [AUDIO CD & INTERACTIVE CD-ROM] Marshill Worship 1
    By Marshill Worship

    Thanks for the contest!

    http://melissaneece.blogspot.com/2007/10/giveaway.html
    (Lots of pregnancy and natural living links)

    ~Melissa

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  98. What an awesome CD, I can't believe that I haven't heard about this one. I love Alison and I am a huge Zeppelin fan!!! Please count me in on this one! :o)

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  99. I love the way you described it! Sounds really great. Thanks for the opportunity! Congrats on your pregnancy - I love your kid/baby birthday markers on your page. I have them on mine too. :)

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  100. Adena8:56 PM

    What an awesome giveaway. I would love to win. I love Alison's voice. btw, my nephews have the sensory integration disorder, the Out of Sync book you have on your sidebar really helped my sis understand.

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  101. I would love this!
    bwyramon@yahoo.com

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  102. Just read about this on a Blog Called the Very Short List where it talks about one thing each day. It also gave it a great review. I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

    julieahudson[at]hotmail[.]com

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  103. Please count me in!

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  104. Please enter me! And may I just add that your hair looks FABULOUS today!

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  105. This is fabulous, please count me in. Thank you!

    kpuleski [at] gmail [dot] com

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  106. My hair like crap too. LOL!

    What a great give-away.
    I would love to win.
    Thanks!

    You can find contact with me through the contactform at the right top of my site, called: "contactform".

    Feel welcome to enter my give-away!

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  107. Anonymous6:42 AM

    I'd love to win this.
    Theresa N
    weceno@aol.com

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  108. Perfect for my hubbie for Christmas

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize. I love prizes!

    http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/
    blessedwith4sons@gmail.com

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  109. I would love to win! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanx. My email is in my profile.

    Eden

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  110. Oh that does sound like an odd combination. But I am ever so intrigued. My song to my hubby is a song by Allison - When you say nothing at all. Sigh. Please add my name to the hat, if you will :)

    Happy Autumn and Good luck to all!

    Lib
    notmuchmorethanthis [at] gmail [dot] com
    Not Much More Than This

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  111. Please count me in!

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  112. Count me in please!
    (ps - your hair looks fabulous today)

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  113. Please enter me. Thank you!

    cherierjatyahoo.com

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  114. Have I told you today that you look pretty? :-)

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  115. I like Allison Krauss.

    badsheep13 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  116. i love allison krauss, and in a different way, robert plant. they're both amazing singers. i can't invision what kind of cd they'd make together. :) but i'd love to give it a listen!

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  117. Nikki1:46 PM

    Please enter me.

    Nikki
    Angelheart135@aol.com

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  118. I'm an Alison Krauss fan and was listening to the samples on-line from this album. Enter me please!

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  119. I am an Allison Krauss fan and my husband is a Robert Plant fan...how perfect would that be!? meg (dot) wilson (at) gmail (dot) com

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  120. My husband LOVES Allison Krauss. I would love to give this to him.

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  121. Sounds liek a really interesting cd!

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  122. Enter me, please!

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  123. enter ne please11

    I'm in enter me sooooooo coool!
    I love this whole contest. Feel free to stop by my blog as well.

    www.momintheknow.blogspot.com

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  124. I always love new music!

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