Johnny Cash Writes a Letter to Waylon Jennings

October 2, 2014 - Outlaw History -- No Comments

As part of the liquidation of Waylon’s estate, a letter from Johnny Cash to Waylon has been made public for the first time. To make it up to Waylon for not attending a roast, Johnny Cash (or someone on his behalf) took to a typewriter, and in the spirit of a proper roasting, wrote a letter to Waylon that was equally apologetic for missing the event as it was pointedly sarcastic toward his old friend.


James McMurtry to Release First Album in Six Years

October 1, 2014 - News -- 14 Comments

Fans of elite folk/Americana songwriter James McMurtry have been waiting a long time for new music from the famous son and fixture of Austin’s Continental Club. McMurtry released his last studio record Just Us Kids in April of 2008. Soon fan’s patience will be rewarded. James McMurtry has partnered with the label Complicated Game out of Los Angeles to release a new record in February of 2015.


Marty Stuart’s “Saturday Night / Sunday Morning”

October 1, 2014 - Reviews -- 14 Comments

Once again Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives prove they are at the core of keeping the traditions of country music alive, while doing so in a manner that is energetic, inviting, informed, and broad-based where people of all stripes—the Saturday night and Sunday morning people—can come together and enjoy the gift of good country music together.


Stella June Is Newest Member of the Hank Williams Clan

October 1, 2014 - News -- 6 Comments

One of country music’s most famous families is now bigger by one. Holly Williams, granddaughter of Hank Williams and daughter of Hank Williams Jr., gave birth to Stella June Coleman on Tuesday, Sept. 30th in Nashville at 1:45 PM. The 7 lbs., 12 oz. baby girl was named after Holly’s great, great aunt, and June was Williams’ grandmother, and the subject of one of the seminal songs on Williams’ last album.


Jim Ed Brown Has Been Diagnosed with Lung Cancer

September 30, 2014 - News -- 7 Comments

Jim Ed Brown, member of the influential early country family band The Browns, esteemed solo artist, and long-time devoted member of the Grand Ole Opry, has been diagnosed with lung Cancer. Brown made the announcement today after he was forced to cancel a few shows recently. “I am forever grateful for the love, support, and prayers during this time,” Jim Ed said in a statement.


Review – Carrie Underwood’s “Something In The Water”

September 30, 2014 - Reviews -- 71 Comments

A wide, sweeping undertaking, “Something In The Water” sees Carrie Underwood carve out the sweet spot for her voice and make an inspiring and faith-based composition the vessel to illustrate the mighty ferocity of her God-given vocal prowess, along with instilling the moments with an elegance and grace that in unison swell to achieve one awe-inspiring performance height.


Elizabeth Cook Cancels Shows to Deal With Personal Matters

September 29, 2014 - News -- 14 Comments

Outlaw queen, regular Grand Ole Opry last-minute stand-in, SiriusXM DJ, and general badass Elizabeth Cook has decided to take some time off to deal with personal matters. Many were concerned that Elizabeth may be suffering from a serious health issue. It was revealed today that the country star appears to be suffering from severe exhaustion.


George Jones Museum Coming To Downtown Nashville

September 29, 2014 - News -- 5 Comments

The George Jones Museum and Event Center is coming to downtown Nashville. This is the news relayed from George’s widow, Nancy Jones, who announced today that she has spent $4.35 million on two pieces of adjacent property. Early plans call for a 44,000 sq. ft. facility that would include event space, a music venue, restaurant, and gift shop, all to commemorate the legacy of George Jones.


A Meow Mix Commercial Speaks To Bro-Country’s Critical Mass

September 29, 2014 - Random Notes -- 12 Comments

Last week people were meowing over a newly-released video marrying Meow Mix cat food with what appeared to be a Bro-Country parody called “Country Cat.” The two-minute video performed by country artist J.R. Moore enlists typical sonic and lyrical tropes of country music’s current hyper-trend into a humorous advertisement as part of a Meow Mix brand relaunch.


Country Artists And Their Famous Look Alikes

September 29, 2014 - Random Notes -- 16 Comments

Have you ever been scanning through photos of your favorite (or least favorite) artists and thought, “Hot damn! That dude look just like this other dude!” From eery similarities like Sturgill Simpson and Javier Bardem’s creepy character from the movie No Country For Old Men, to Johny Paul White and Johnny Depp who I am pretty much convinced are the same exact person…


Death at Jason Aldean Cleveland Concert Still a Mystery

September 28, 2014 - News -- 1 Comment

Just over two months since the body of 22-year-old Cory Barron was found by a landfill worker in New Russia Township, OH after the young man had gone missing at Jason Aldean’s July 18th concert at Progressive Field in Cleveland, and friends and family still don’t have any answers as to the circumstances surrounding his death, and maybe never will.


Sweet GA Brown Proves He’s A ‘Wordsmith’ in New Album

September 28, 2014 - Reviews -- 10 Comments

Sweet GA Brown is the real deal when it comes to songwriters—sweating under a blue collar all day to earn the right to sing in swill joints at night. His music emanates from the small town of Ringgold, GA just outside of Chattanooga; that’s the Georgia-Tennessee-Bama region that has seen the rise to other songwriters who like to cut their hard-hitting realism with humor like Roger Alan Wade.


Vintage Album Review – Ween’s ’12 Golden Country Greats’

September 27, 2014 - Reviews -- 24 Comments

If the unusual and offbeat of the country music realm is something you love to delve into—if the Roger Miller’s, the Shel Silverstein’s, and the John Hartford’s hold a special sway on your heart, and something just a little strange, unexpected, and funny is where you find enjoyable wrinkles in the forgotten shadows of country music’s otherwise explored reaches, then this album from Ween…

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