- New Scott H. Biram Video for "Slow and Easy"
- Engine 145 Interviews Ray Benson
- JD Wilkes Has New Book on Kentucky Jamborees and Barn Dances
- Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, more throw 'All For The Hall' guitar pull
- Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest, Gaining Control Of The Music DNA Company That Powers Its Rivals
- Strange But True: Music Doesn't Make Some People Happy
- Chuck Mead Releases New Album "Free State Serenade"
- Nikki Lane Goes 'All or Nothin' on New Album
- David Nail Releases New Album "I'm A Fire"
- Ain't Looking Good for American Idol
- Lydia Loveless to Tour with Old 97's
- L.A. photo exhibit focuses on country music's heroes
- City Paper sale and censorship reverberate from Manhattan to Austin
- Warner Music Begins Auctioning Off Assets to Indies Following Parlophone Acquisition
- The Palomino Club: North Hollywood's Grand Ole Opry West
- Larry and His Flask, Scott Biram, and Whiskey Shivers on Tour
- Grantland Features the Drive By Truckers
- Hank Locklin to Be Inducted Into Alabama Music Hall of Fame
- Bob Wayne's "Back to the Camper" out 4.16
- Interview with Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive
- Funny: Eric Church are Willie and Waylon?
The reach of Clear Channel radio’s country music flagship personality was extended again this week when it was announced Bobby Bones will make his entrance into yet another major American market, shoving more local morning talent aside in favor of syndicated national radio. Clear Channel station WMZQ in Washington D.C. will now feature Bobby Bones in the mornings.
Dear Bob Romero, It is in the spirit of wanting to keep the viability and the storied nature of the ACM’s in tact that I write you to address a concern that I, as well as other country music writers and fans have voiced over the eligibility of Big Machine Records artist Justin Moore for the New Artist of the Year award at the 49th Annual awards set to transpire in a month from now.
The first issue of “Country Music Magazine” did not disappoint, and made good on their promise to deliver high quality content to the scores of country music fans who want to read about past greats and future hopefuls while not completely ignoring the mainstream names worth a listen. Now they have released their second issue, and the 2nd verse is as sweet as the 1st.
You can’t go long talking about badasses in country music without bringing up the one, the only Billy Joe Shaver. Though he may have never received the recognition of Willie, Waylon, or even Coe or Paycheck, his influence is arguably just important. When you have Elvis cutting one of your songs, Willie Nelson calling you his favorite songwriter, have Bob Dylan name dropping you…
Former Hootie & The Blowfish frontman turned country artist Darius Rucker was on sports personality Dan Patrick’s radio show Tuesday (3-4), and had some interesting things to say about who the new torch bearers are for country music’s Outlaw legacy. According to Darius Rucker and Dan Patrick, the new Willie and Waylon is Luke Bryan and Eric Church.
After releasing “And So It Goes” in 2012, Don Williams has all of a sudden become downright prolific in the new decade, and his latest release “Reflections” is due out March 11th. Ahead of the release Don teases us with a new song, an adaptation of Texas songwriting legend Townes Van Zandt’s beautiful, disarming tune of love triumphing over freedom, “I’ll Be Here In The Morning.”
As a continuation of the feud Clear Channel flagship DJ Bobby Bones got into with Kacey Musgraves in January, the radio personality has posted a new video purportedly pouring his heart out to the Grammy winner and wanting to patch things up, going as far as evoking the name of Cancer to try and find some sort of conclusion to the feud.
After posting a scathing review of a February 1st Jason Aldean concert at the Baltimore Arena in the local Baltimore City Paper alternative newsweekly, all hell broke loose. Since not much was known about Kitchens, and since his censored review has raised numerous questions itself, SCM reached out to the freelance writer to clear up some open questions, and get his perspective on the censoring.
Lone Star Music, the Texas music cornerstone that has such good taste and cool vibes that appreciation for it’s unique approach of putting the music first spreads well past the Texas border, has just announced the nominees for their 6th Annual Lone Star Music Awards, and I’ll be damned if it doesn’t hit the sweet spot in showcasing many of the artists that are helping to save country music.
This year at the Country Radio Seminar, Larry Rosin of Edison Research was once again sounding the warning bells about the viability of country music on the radio moving forward in the face of rapid consolidation, the evaporation of local and live programming, and the emergence of new technologies and services competing with radio like Spotify and smart phones.
Lake Street Dive is a neotraditional, throwback group that blends elements of jazz, roots, Motown, and other smoke-filled, bluesy and soulful influences that both awaken the spirit in classic American music while still cleverly residing within its own little niche of the current zeitgeist. Aside from the style of Lake Street Dive which is so immediately inviting to culture thirsty ears….
For the better part of February, Saving Country Music has been following the saga of a concert review published by Baltimore’s alternative newsweekly called the Baltimore City Paper that painted a pretty unfavorable picture of pop country star Jason Aldean that was censored. In the spirit of free speech, here is the review of Jason Aldean’s Baltimore concert.
You knew with the huge success of Florida Georgia Line that doppelgangers of the pop country duo would be coming down the pike. Well ladies and gentlemen, welcome to country music Cole Swindell; not even 9 months into his record deal, and he already has a #1 hit. Cole Swindell is the most not-having-any-bit-of-soul-or-culture human being I think I have ever observed on God’s whole creation.
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