It’s Christmas in May for traditional country fans who love their music served with excellent songwriting. Jason Eady is one of the apex predators of the traditional country realm, and he’ll be delivering 11 brand new tunes when his latest album I Travel On is released. A different methodology was employed to compose this record, Eady explains.
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Since the tender age of 11, fraternal twins Sarah and Savannah Church from the coal mining region of Dickerson County, Virginia have been spellbinding listeners with their close sister harmonies evoked in classic bluegrass and gospel arrangements worthy of consideration right beside the all-time greats of the discipline.
Can you imagine having the #1 song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the last six months—something Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, George Strait, and Kenny Chesney never came close to doing—and not even knowing about the massive present-day pop country band you collaborated with to pull it off?
Classic country fans and throwback rockabilly cats descended in throngs upon Nashville’s Opryland Resort and The Nashville Palace on Memorial Day weekend to participate in the annual Nashville Boogie presented by Muddy Roots. Dubbed a celebration of mid-century American culture, the event included five stages over four days.
"Cousin" Kenny Vaughan, Celine Lee, Chris Scruggs, Dallas Moore, Deke Dickerson, John Shannon, Muddy Roots, Narvel Felts, Nashville Boogie, Tammi Savoy, The Nashville Palace, The Rimshots, Tommy Ash, Zephania Ohora
An inordinate amount of people seem to be angry about Willie Nelson’s cancellation of a show this weekend in North Carolina as part of the the Outlaw Music Fest tour, even more so than normally emerge after a concert cancellation, including people who weren’t even there. But he tried. He gave all his 85-year-old body could give.
Tales From The Tour Bus was beloved by country fans young and old, but there was no guarantee the series would be anything more than a short-run project. However now it’s been announced that the series will sustain. Cinemax has officially renewed Tales From The Tour Bus for a second season, but it won’t be covering country music.
Willie Nelson’s appearance at the Outlaw Music Festival on Saturday (5-25) at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina was abruptly cancelled after Willie was unwilling or unable to perform. According to concertgoers, Willie Nelson walked out on stage twice, but never sang or played.
Memorial Day weekend and a long hot summer is upon us, so what better time to retrofit the Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist with some new tunes for holiday barbecues and long road trips. The Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist primarily lives on Spotify, but is also available for those who use Google Play and Apple Music.
Don’t worry, there will be plenty of country artists from the early and late 90’s who we won’t retrospectively be praising as we get older and the music of today gets worse. But you’re short changing yourself as a country fan if you write off many of the big songs and early albums of Brooks & Dunn as forgettable fluff.
Any time Dwight Yoakam news rolls down the pike it deserves your rapt attention, especially when it involves new music. On Thursday (5-24), Dwight Yoakam unveiled “Then Here Came Monday” and “Pretty Horses” sort of 45 rpm flip side style via YouTube, and both will be available for streaming and purchase come Friday, May 25th.
After first stopping by The Longhorn Saloon in the town’s historic Stockyards District, the comedian sauntered into nearby Filthy McNasty’s to take in a songwriters night that featured up-and-comer Skylar Payne, Clete Bradley of Clete Bradley and the Mood, and songwriter Zach Coffey.
Ft. Worth native and surging traditional country star Cody Jinks has announced that he’s signed with independent music juggernaut Rounder Records, and will be releasing his latest album ‘Lifers’. A new single “Must Be The Whiskey” will also be released. Part of Concord, Rounder is a massive label, yet still with an independent streak.
It’s been Ashley McBryde’s underdog status that has motivated her to defy odds in the mainstream and do things her own way, and it resulted in much of the positive reception for her major label debut ‘Girl Going Nowhere’ released earlier in 2018. Now it’s time for McBryde to go places on her own.
You think the reckless abandon of true rock and roll is dead, and to soak up whatever last dying vestiges are left you have to embed yourself within the fandom of Imagine Dragons, or pay $350 to see legacy acts in their 70’s from the nosebleeds? Well then you need to buy into the hype behind Courtney Barnett.
Shotgun Rider is a duo consisting of Logan Samford and Anthony Enriquez from two small Texas towns within short distances of Palo Duro Canyon. They have come together to share their stories of love and heartbreak that they hope resonate far beyond the Texas border, or the circuit of bars and clubs they play in the greater Texoma region.
2018 has been incredibly busy with new albums in the country and roots realm, and the 2nd half of the year looks to be just as busy. So to help you keep track of it all and perhaps help separate the wheat from thew chaff, here is a handy guide to some of the top releases to anticipate, a more expansive list of confirmed releases, and a rumor mill.
AHI, American Aquarium, Coco O'Connor, Cody Canada and The Departed, Cody Jinks, DeviDriver, Dillon Carmichael, Hank3, Jim Lauderdale, Karen Jonas, Kinky Friedman, Lori McKenna, Lucero, mmhmm, Rhyan Sinclair, Shooter Jennings, Tami Neilson, Tyler Childers, William Clark Green
If you’re jonesing for a Jamey Johnson fix since it’s been so long since we’ve heard from the songwriter, you can get a healthy dose on the new song from Johnson’s running buddy and band member Chris Hennessee. He just released a brand new track with Jamey Johnson guesting called “Wrong End of the Rainbow.”
A Canadian songwriter named Connor Shaw wants you to consider his case of a stolen song. The Edmonton-based composer penned and recorded a demo-style version of a song called “Easy” that he uploaded on YouTube in November of 2016, and the song happens to sound eerily similar to the massive Jason Aldean single “You Make It Easy.”
Margo Price held forth for the first night of her 3-night, nearly sold out run at the Mother Church of Country Music on Saturday evening, and had a very special (and familiar) guest show up to support. Kentucky songwriter Tyler Childers opened the show, and fans were surprised when Sturgill Simpson walked out on stage.
Meghan Trainor will be the latest pop star to jump on the single of a country artist according to reports. Metadata feeding through the music pipeline is pointing to country artist Brett Eldredge releasing the song “Haven’t Met You” from his 2017 self-titled record as his next single, with Meghan Trainor guesting on a new remix.