Pony up you cheapskate. It’s a mere pittance to sign up for a premium account through Spotify, Pandora, or whomever, and you get a commercial-free experience, sometimes with better audio quality, and the creators and industry that served you that music will get a little more money compared to the commercial-supported side.
In the days after the Hurricane Harvey disaster, Bucky Bachmeyer of Big Red Drum Entertainment, with help from the Texas Music Office, began planning a way for the Texas music community to do their part to help their friends, family, and neighbors. Instead of focusing on one big show, the idea was to have many shows all across Texas.
Sorry to disrupt any Shania Twain fans out there enjoying their Tim Horton’s Canadian bacon breakfast, but this new album is complete junk. Yet the least worthy of blame might be the one whose name and visage grace the cover, trying uselessly to revitalize the 90’s relevancy of leopard print.
Steel guitar and accordion have always had their place in the sound of the Turnpike Troubadours, even if they weren’t featured full time. When fleshing out songs in the studio, or when lead guitarist Ryan Engleman started playing some songs behind the steel rig a few years ago, it added another dimension and dynamic to […]
You know me. I’ve made an entire career out of exploiting any and every minuscule chink in mainstream country’s armor, and rearing back and reefing pop country’s worst offenders right square in the short pants for any perceived slight. And specifically, Jason Aldean has been a favorite target of Saving Country Music.
There is something very distinctly American about the mass shooting, isn’t there? It’s like apple pie and Chevrolet pickup trucks, just not as wholesome, obviously. Though there are cultures and countries throughout the world that are decidedly more violent and more unsafe to inhabit, there is something interwoven…
According to numerous reports, Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital Sunday (10-1) night when he was found in his Malibu home unconscious, and not breathing, having suffered from cardiac arrest. They were able to get a pulse on Petty as he was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was placed on life support.
On Sunday evening (10-1), a shooter named Stephen Paddock opened fire on attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Festival in downtown Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people, and injuring an estimated 515 according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Department. Saving Country Music will keep LIVE update rolling here with news and info.
If you don’t remember songwriter and performer Chris Porter from his time fronting the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes or a bevy of other projects, perhaps you remember the tragedy that occurred a year ago this month when Porter and bass player Mitchell Vanderburg were both killed when their tour vehicle was struck from behind.
Since youth can blind the music connoisseur to the true nature of talent since we regard it on a sliding scale, sometimes you can get too swept up in the marvel to see the forest for the trees. But in the case of Madison Lewis, the material and the voice is so mature and unique, age doesn’t even seem like a factor in the equation.
Texas country music legend and revered songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker has revealed that he’s been suffering from throat Cancer, and recently experienced some health setbacks during his treatment and recovery. Citing that he and his camp did not want a lot of publicity about the Cancer diagnosis until after he responded well to treatment…
The International Bluegrass Music Association held their annual awards gala on Thursday evening (9-28) as part of their week-long conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Earls of Leicester were once again a big winner for Entertainer of the Year, while a couple of young instrumentalists also made big news.
“I feel like we manifested [Midland], because this is our playground…,” says Shane McAnally. “When these guys walked in and were a vehicle for those kinds of songs, and also quite capable of writing them as well, it was like ‘Weird Science,’ like, it wasn’t our design, but it’s almost like we put into a machine what we wanted, and out came Midland.”