Broken Bow Records has confirmed that Joe Nichols no longer is on their roster. He was one of the casualties when the label shuttered their Red Bow Records imprint earlier this year, sending the fate of Nichols in the air, as well as the fate of his fellow label mates.
“As far as government politics, hell no!” said original ‘Rolling Stone Country’ Senior Editor Beville Dunkerley in May of 2014, assuring readers the publication would not engage in political discourse as part of its country music coverage. Now that has all changed.
If you’re a Southern rock fan, and your haul from Halloween and Christmas leave you feeling short changed, wait until The Steel Woods unleash their second album Old News upon the world via Thirty Tigers/Woods Music.
Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson is larger than life in the minds of many country music fans, and now his towering likeness adorns a prominent location in his birthplace of Newnan, Georgia, where he was born 60 years ago this Wednesday (10-17).
The often quiet and reclusive Hank Williams III is speaking out after a friend of his named Brodie Wilkinson III was killed in a bizarre murder at the hands of three individuals trespassing on his family’s property. Three individuals are facing first-degree murder charges.
Tim McGraw recently took time from crushing his core-sculpting exercises and scratching items off of Faith Hill’s honey do list to record a new single called “Neon Church.” If someone handed you a lyric sheet for this song, you’d probably nod in approval. It’s the production of “Neon Church” where the battle lines will be drawn.
Talent, opportunity, and fortuitous timing are not the only underlying indicators of success in music. One of the most critical elements to most any prosperous career is the willingness of the artist or performers involved to sacrifice of their personal lives for the music, and to be dexterous and fleet of foot to make their dreams a reality.
Starting off the newest additions to Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Playlist is singer and songwriter Lauren Morrow, formerly of the Georgia-based band The Whiskey Gentry. Now relocated in Nashville, she’s launching a solo project, and doing it in style with the song “Viki Lynn” off her just-released EP.
Despite the reporting of multiple websites to the contrary, Taylor Swift is indeed registered to vote in the State of Tennessee in the upcoming midterm elections, Saving Country Music is able to independently confirm. “I can absolutely confirm that she’s registered,” says Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins.
Without an ounce of hyperbole, one can decree Colter Wall’s voice as a one-in-a-million phenomenon among humankind, and find very little resistance to that pronouncement. Yet the most remarkable thing about his voice is that he’s chosen to employ it in the service of keeping the most primitive forms of roots music alive.
Randall Clay had recently received some of the widest recognition of his career when Ashley McBryde cut the songs “American Scandal,” “Tired of Being Happy,” and “El Dorado” co-written by Clay for her recent album ‘Girl Going Nowhere.’ Clay also wrote or co-wrote songs for William Clark Green, Josh Ward, Hannah Aldridge, & Curtis Braly.
Written by none other than Bro-Country Godfather Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, along with mainstream country also-ran Canaan Smith, and Cory Crowder, “Tailgate” is about as terrible as you conceive simply from seeing the title.
Enough trying to settle for the latest Eric Church record simply because it’s better than most of the stuff in the mainstream, or squinting at Luke Combs and trying to make him the second coming of Waylon. You’re in the mood for a honky tonk fix? Quit throwing darts at the Billboard charts, and pick up the latest from JP Harris.