Ameripolitan has been mothballed for the last couple of years, with a few fearing if it would ever return. Well just announced, the Ameripolitan Awards, as well as a weekend full of events will return to Memphis. Nominations are now open for the awards.
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The paradigm continues to shift, and the possibilities for country artists without the support of mainstream radio and major awards continues to increase with the continued success of Tyler Childers, and specifically the songs from his 2017 album “Purgatory.”
Two bands from Texas who help represent just how diverse and omnivorous the music from Texas can be have just given us the first taste of new music in what will hopefully be two rousing projects to help get us through 2022: The Vandoliers, and Shane Smith & the Saints.
Zach Bryan has officially ensconced himself as an independent country music superstar, doing what only a select few other non radio-supported artists have done through grassroots support in the past, which is score a #1 album in country music.
Spoiler alert: This album is not country. Instead, “Cruel Country” is very much a late-career Wilco album, a Jeff Tweedy album, and when you’re expectations are recalibrated to this reality of things, you can actually appreciate this album for what it is.
Country Outlaw and songwriting legend Billy Joe Shaver passed away on October 28th, 2020 at the age of 81. But fans of Shaver received a welcomed and unexpected new recording of his classic song “Old Chunk of Coal” that populated across streaming services.
Sunday night (5-29), Tyler Childers returned to the main stage of DelFest. But unlike in 2019 when he played a straightforward, daytime supporting set, this time Childers was the headliner backed by the festival’s namesake backing band, The Travelin’ McCourys.
From rockabilly to country, to rock and bluegrass, to blues and R&B, Ronnie Hawkins lived one of the most legendary lives in popular music, with an influence that spanned borders, and eventually continents until it went around the world and back again.
Undeniably baby faced, but sounding as mature as anyone and standing at an imposing 6’5″, young Alex Miller is here to re-instill your faith in the future of the country music genre, and maybe in life itself. The Kentucky native is definitely country.
Well now, it appears that Nashville has a new toy. His name is Jelly Roll, and a pseudo “country” song of his called “Son of a Sinner” has been slowly creeping up the country radio charts, causing the usual suspects who love to pontificate about paradigm shifts in country.
If the musical experience you most cherish is being in a honky tonk, listening to honky-tonk music, with a bunch of fellow honky-tonkers, seeing a guy or gal that probably should be on a stage two or three times larger, the Jesse Daniel experience is the perfect fit for you.
There are a few iconic places that mean so much more to the country music world than the four walls and roof that comprise them. One of those places is the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package, and Oyster Bar on Perdido Key, with the state line of Florida and Alabama.
Starting on Friday, May 27th, Capitol Nashville/UMe is going to begin re-issuing Roger Miller’s albums originally released on Mercury, MCA, and Smash Records available for the first time via streaming and download. They will be releasing three new titles every month this summer.
Zach Bryan and his new album American Heartbreak are having a moment, and when all is said and done and the dust settles, it’s likely to ensconce the singer/songwriter among the very top artists in country music. But it’s not just because the album has 34 songs.
Almost six years to the day that they announced their hiatus, The Damn Quails will be returning with a new album called “Clouding Up Your City.” The new album was actually originally announced as a Bryon White solo album, but Gabe Marshall has returned.
Bryon White, Clouding Up Your City, Gabe Marshall, Jamie Lin Wilson, John Calvin Abney, John Fullbright, John Moreland, Kierston White, Michael Trepagnier, Parker Millsap, Samantha Crain, The Damn Quails, Turnpike Troubadours
Apparently Tyler Childers and his band were just down the road in Huntington, West Virginia practicing when they caught wind of the cancellation. Some calls were placed, and next thing you know, the roughly 200 people in attendance got a two-hour show from Tyler.
The story of how we got two versions of the same song is pretty crazy. It starts with hit songwriter Diane Warren, actually wrote the song to be considered for the soundtrack for the 1997 action movie starring Nicholas Cage called Con Air.
There are many things Thom Bresh will be remembered for, because he did so many remarkable things in his life. He was a Grammy-nominated recording artist and performer, a stuntman, an actor, a comedian, a television show host, and an engineer and producer.
34 songs? Hell, why not. Stroke your chin and espouse all the conventional wisdom about music that you want, including what a boner Zach Bryan is pulling here with this hard drive dump of an album. Then sit back and watch as this thing tops the charts.
Unfortunately, as life got in the way for the folks running Keep Austin Country, it just sort of faded out over time. But now Austin-based artist manager Kurt Whitley is looking to revitalize the effort, and will be officially relaunching Keep Austin Country on June 1st.
The Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist is built to keep you informed on all the best songs and albums coming out right here, right now in country and roots music. It’s available on most all streaming formats. New songs just added.
World famous Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sting was in Nashville on Wednesday, May 18th to perform at the city’s Ascend Amphitheater, just a short walk down from Lower Broadway. And along with being one of the most famous bass players, Sting is also a country music fan.
90s country is back on the upswing, and either you can get your fix from some new performer who was still soiling their diapers or learning multiplication tables when Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn were dominating country radio, or you can go to the source.