Browsing articles tagged with " Emmylou Harris"
Mar
8

Charlie Louvin Film Streaming Free Online Through March

March 8, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  6 Comments

In celebration of The Louvin Brothers being honored by the Grammy’s with a Lifetime Achievement Award, JuddFilms has made the 2011 Charlie Louvin documentary Still Rattlin’ The Devil’s Cage available to stream free online. The 45-minute film features interviews with many country greats, including Charlie Louvin himself, his son Sonny Louvin, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, Alison Krauss, and Marty Stuart.

Feb
15

Steve Earle & Brandy Clark Talk Saving Country Music

February 15, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  34 Comments

Steve Earle says it wasn’t his politics that held him back from greater mainstream country success. It was more the oligarchy who was afraid of artists who call their own shots. Steve Earle is not the only one talking about saving country music lately. Brandy Clark amidst her Grammy Awards success said recently, “My name is said in the same breath as people like Kacey [Musgraves] and Sturgill Simpson, Ashley Monroe…

Jan
19

10 Badass Dolly Parton Moments

January 19, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  20 Comments

Is Dolly Parton a “Badass”? You bet she is. And for her birthday (Jan. 19th), let’s articulate 10 reasons (actually twelve) why the the platinum blonde buxom country music legend still kicking ass at age 68 should be considered a badass by everyone. And by the way, yes I know the term “badass” may seem a little strange to reference Dolly Parton with.

Dec
11

It’s Just Corb Lund & These Ponies (For Christmas This Year)

December 11, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  12 Comments

“Just Me and These Ponies” is a Christmas song for people who do not like Christmas songs, but still like country music and Corb Lund. And if you do happen to dig on a little ring ting tingling, you might find something to appreciate here too, even if the mood and perspective Corb works in is a dour one. And like all great Christmas songs, it may do so for years to come.

Nov
15

Tami Neilson Positively Dazzles with New “Dynamite!” Album

November 15, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  35 Comments

Alright, before we get too deep into this matter, just understand that you’re going to want to be purchasing this album. It’s my job to sit here and gab at you for a while about it and explain why, and I’m flattered that you would entertain this notion and read the proceeding words. But you pretty much just need to get this album and thank me later.

Oct
15

Doug Seegers Beyond The “Homeless Man Made Star” Story

October 15, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  18 Comments

The story of the homeless Nashville singer-songwriter done good named Doug Seegers crossed the Saving Country Music news desk early on in the story’s cycle, before big outlets like NPR and the Wall St. Journal were running big features on the heartwarming tale, but for whatever reason, a story that seemed like it was fit for telling filled me with a bit of trepidation.

Oct
11

Album Review – Shakey Graves’ “And The War Came”

October 11, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  12 Comments

How to evolve into a full band setting while still holding onto what won you such rabid grassroots support was the precarious challenge Shakey Graves was asked to pull off with this new Dualtone release And The War Came, and it’s what he accomplishes with such alacrity, the listener remains delightfully unaware any such challenge even existed.

Oct
10

Sons of Bill’s Moody “Love and Logic”

October 10, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  5 Comments

Moving in to fill the space once carved out between country and alternative rock by alt-country pioneers such as Uncle Tupelo and the Old 97’s, three sons of University of Virginia Southern Literature professor Bill Wilson and two other willing accomplices come together to form the Charlottesville-based Sons of Bill under the charge to help revitalize alt-country.

Sep
23

Album Review – Lee Ann Womack’s “The Way I’m Livin'”

September 23, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  37 Comments

This isn’t just your average album release, or even your average album release from Lee Ann Womack. This one has a little more special meaning for Womack since it is her first release without a major label, and a release that helps rate of progress for both women and traditional country artists looking to revitalize their place to a wider audience.

Jul
30

Bristol’s Birthplace of Country Music Museum Set for Grand Opening

July 30, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  7 Comments

Nashville will always be the home of country music, but Bristol, TN/VA was where the big bang of country music occurred. In 1927, recording pioneer Ralph Peer from the Victor Talking Machine Company set up his equipment in the Taylor-Christian Hat Company in downtown Bristol and started recording acts that would become the very foundation of what we know as country music today.

Jun
15

Vintage Review- Marty Stuart’s ‘The Pilgrim’ 15 Years Later

June 15, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  22 Comments

Lost among country music’s great concept albums was the 1999 offering from Marty called “The Pilgrim” released 15 years ago today. A commercial flop that was poorly-promoted but well-received by all the critics who happened to receive a copy, The Pilgrim produced no singles and no awards, but it wasn’t meant to. This was Marty Stuart flexing his creative muscles…

Jun
8

Zoe Muth’s “World of Strangers” Should Make Her a Familiar Name

June 8, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  8 Comments

Take a Pacific Northwest songwriting gem and refine her with the finest of care by some of Austin, TX’s best master craftsmen, and the result is the 3rd and defining studio album from Seattle-based songbird Zoe Muth called World of Strangers. Backed by her touring band The Lost High Rollers on her two previous releases, Zoe ratcheted up the game with the new album….

May
21

Dolly Parton Scores Highest-Charting Album Ever w/ “Blue Smoke”

May 21, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  19 Comments

Yet another sign that the appeal for traditional country and country music’s legacy artists is alive and well. Dolly Parton released her 49th overall studio album Blue Smoke on May 13th, and the record has earned Dolly Parton a distinction she’s never experienced in her decorated, historic career. Blue Smoke marks Dolly’s highest charting solo album in her career’s history.

Mar
31

Austin City Limits Announces ACL Hall of Fame

March 31, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  3 Comments

Austin City Limits, the 40-year-old Texas music and public television institution, has announced the formation of a Hall of Fame in conjunction with their 40th Anniversary, with an inaugural induction ceremony to be held on April 26th at the shows original home, KLRU’s legendary Studio 6A on the University of Texas campus. Inaugural inductees to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame include…

Mar
22

The Lingering Influence of Emmylou’s “Wrecking Ball”

March 22, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  21 Comments

In February it was announced that the the era-defining album “Wrecking Ball” released in 1995 by Emmylou Harris was getting the reissue treatment, with a remastering of the original album, a new disc of demos and outtakes, and a DVD delving into the making of the album, all set to be released on April 8th. You may wonder why this was the album picked out of the choir for a reissue, and why now.

Oct
19

Album Stream – Sage Meadows “River Roads”

October 19, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  22 Comments

Raised on Waylon Jennings and riverside gold claims in the tiny, isolated community of Forks of Salmon, California, Sage Meadows eventually made her way north of the California border where her memories manifested into an authentic country music narrative that has named her to many as the “Emmylou Harris of Southern Oregon.”

Oct
17

Willie Nelson Dedicates An Album “To All The Girls…”

October 17, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  11 Comments

To All The Girls is Willie Nelson’s third album to come from his recent partnership with Sony’s Legacy Recordings, and the second to come out this year. The record features an ample 18 tracks, each constituting a duet with a female counterpart drawing from a wide swath of talent that includes both legacy names like Loretta Lynn and Emmylou Harris, and some new names like The Secret Sisters and Brandi Carlile.

Oct
9

10 Cool Country Bands From Europe

October 9, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  31 Comments

You talk to most any independent country, roots, or Americana artist, and to a man they will tell you their fortunes tend to be better in the European market. With so many European tours and the continued spread of American country music, it was only a matter of time before country began to rub off on the locals and American roots music spread like wildfire throughout the Old World.

Oct
1

RANT – Okay I’ll Say It: Country Music in 2013 Is Sexist

October 1, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  52 Comments

That’s right. A scandalous accusation I know, but one I stand behind with puffed chest and other such countenance to covey, “Yeah, I said it. You got a problem with that ?!?!”, and one that holds up when taking the most basic look at our little genre known as country music, and simply asking, “Where in the hell are the women?” Especially on country radio.

Sep
25

Vince Gill & Alan Jackson Show How To Grow Old Gracefully in Country

September 25, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  48 Comments

With 34 CMA Awards, over 20 Grammys, and and some 80 million records sold between the two, they both have seen their share of overwhelming commercial success, public notoriety, and peer recognition. But over the last few years the writing has been on the wall that their time has come, and their days of widespread radio play and big awards are over. And so what did these two men do?

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