- NPR: Remembering Ray Price, Voice Of The Nashville Sound
- CMT To Add Whopping 7 New Reality Shows
- The Ten Best Texas Country Songs of 2013
- Reverend Horton Heat, 'Spooky Boots': Exclusive Song Premiere
- Ray Price: 10 Prime Hits
- Video Premier of Whiskey Meyers' "Lightning"
- Valerie June Plays "Working Woman Blues" for Southern Living
- Chris Cagle Arrested on Suspicion of DWI
- Parker Millsap Spreads the "Truck Stop Gospel" with CMT Edge
- Country is 3rd Largest Audio Format in 2013
- Paste Cathes Up With Valerie June
- Track List for "Side By Side" Ralph Stanley and Ralph Stanley II Album
- The Story Behind Brandy Clark's "Stripes"
- Six Market Blvd. Goes On Indefinite Hiatus
- Ray Price remembered at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
- Texas Legend Ray Price on The Texas Music Scene
- NPR: That's A Bad Lyric And You Know It
- Facebook Testing Video Advertisements
- Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears' To Be Re-created, Released
- Ray Price 'Was Probably The First Outlaw,' Says Merle Haggard
- Video: Garth Brooks "The Call (featuring Trisha Yearwood)"
The modern-day music video is a really strange enterprise. Lots of money is spent by artists, and sometimes labels to produce something special; something that really represents the spirit of a song well. But when you look at what people watch, especially when it comes to independent musicians, many times it’s the fan video captured on a consumer-grade piece of technology that draws the most interest.
Dwight Yoakam and everyone else is safe after a a scare at 50,000 feet Sunday afternoon. Dwight and 9 other passengers were aboard a twin-engine Hawker 800 jet after playing a private show in a small town in Canada’s Northwest Territories roughly 1,300 miles due North of Great Falls, MT, when the pilot radioed in an engine fire while en route back to the United States.
A video of punk rock frontman turned public speaker, comedian, and actor Henry Rollins penning a letter to Toby Keith has been making the rounds lately. The video features Henry undressing Toby Keith’s oafish approach to entertainment, and the damaging effects the message of his music could have on the psyche and behavior of his consumers.
Before there were reality show contests and overnight sensations in country music, artists were expected to pay dues. Much can be written about the influence and impact Ray Price had on country music. But there may be no better evidence then the list of performers who felt honored to play behind Ray during their rise. Here’s some of the most notable Cherokee Cowboys that went on to bigger fame.
Chris Ferrell, the owner of the Pit & Barrel Bar in Nashville, and the man accused of 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of Outlaw country musician Wayne Mills, was in court for the first time today. The judge eventually reduced the bond to $150,000, and later Chris Ferrell was released with tight restrictions on his movements. More details also emerged about the case.
Curb Records is releasing yet another album from Tim McGraw; an artist that hasn’t called Curb Records home officially for over 2 years. The album will be called Love Story and will feature Tim McGraw’s “12 biggest love songs,” two previously-unreleased recordings, and will be released exclusively through Wal-Mart on February 2nd, 2014.
So here you go ladies and gentlemen, the worst of the worst that 2013 had to offer in country music. As you might suspect, a list of mainstream country’s worst misdeeds in 2013 is mostly populated by an ear-serrating cacophony of country rap songs. With only a couple of exceptions, country rap has replaced what last year at this time was a parade of laundry list-themed songs.
Country music legend Ray Price has passed away his ranch in Mount Pleasant, TX after a prolonged battle with pancreatic Cancer and side effects from Cancer treatment. Ray was 87-year-old. Ray returned to his ranch in Mount Pleasant after an extended stay at the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, TX to receive hospice care. Janie Price says Ray chose to spend his final days on his “beloved ranch.”
2 ½ weeks after the unfortunate shooting death of Outlaw country songwriter and performer Wayne Mills, the wife of the deceased artist is speaking about the circumstances surrounding his passing, the type of man he was, and how his death touched many lives. As an organ donor, Wayne’s kidneys, pancreas, liver and heart went to people waiting on transplants.
You won’t see Reno, Nevada’s Hellbound Glory at the top of anyone’s ‘Best Of’ lists this year, unless it relates to touring or live performances. Leroy Virgil & the boys didn’t leave much time for recording and releasing albums in 2013; they were too busy ripping off one of the toughest, busiest, and arguably the most notable touring schedules in 2013 from an independent country act.
Sturgill Simpson’s “High Top Mountain.” Jason Isbell’s “Southeastern.” Lindi Ortega’s “Tin Star.” Though these artists are from different locales, and the genres they represent are varied shades of the country music theme, they all have one thing in common: a virtually unnoticed and rarely heralded behind-the-scenes producer named Dave Cobb.
Country music legend Ray Price is heading home after an extended stay at the hospital to spend his final days on his Texas ranch according to doctors and Ray’s wife Janice. Ray has been at the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, TX, dealing with complications from a long fight with pancreatic Cancer. Ray was discharged from the hospital today (12-12-13).
even though this Restless Road boy band is still competing on The “X’ Factor, part of the ‘X’ Factor bit is to match up contestants branding even as they’re competing. And I’ll be damned if Restless Road, The ‘X’ Factor marketing team, or someone didn’t straight up rip off the Randy Rogers Band logo, back-to-back capital ‘R’ ‘s, with the white highway stripes down the middle and everything.
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