The docuseries is currently being filmed and is said to be well into the production process, with exclusive and unparalleled access to archive footage and material from the Willie Nelson estate, while they’re also shooting new footage on site in places such as Austin and Maui.
Carly Pearce just continues to prove that she’s a bright spot in the mainstream of country, and is making us proud once again. The only problem with the EP she released earlier this year entitled 29 was just that: it was only an EP. Well now she’s doubling down on that approach.
What’s for certain is that we’re living in the era of Billy Strings. What this young man and his band are doing right now when they step up to the microphones in municipalities all across the country is other-worldly. Of course capturing that electric magic in the studio is another matter.
Another guy that paid all the dues and left a crater of an impact, even though he never hit the big time has passed onto that honky tonk in the sky. His name was Chris Wall, and even if you’ve never heard of him or his music, you’ve certainly heard his influence in many of your favorite artists.
Carll’s coming out and saying with his upcoming record called You Get It All to be released October 29th on Dualtone that his country roots rise to the surface. ““A lot of musical styles found their way onto this record, but my first and most formative influences came from country.”
“This is big,” she said to her fans. “Now is the time to grow and expand. I’m thrilled to be joining forces with Oh Boy Records to release ‘American Siren.’ I’m honored that I get to be part of John Prine’s legacy. And I am thrilled to tell you that you, my fans, were an integral part of this.”
It would take one mean and ugly son-of-a-bitch to pry my eyeballs away from a computer screen where they will be firmly affixed upon Charley Crockett making his Austin City Limits debut via a live stream from Texas. Charley Crockett and his band the Blue Drifters are on absolute fire at the moment.
“I’m speechless right now,” Dustin Lee said afterwards. “He ended up staying all night until we were finished, tapping his foot and having a good time. I said, ‘Sir, I sure hope we did your songs justice,’ and he smiled real big and gave us a big thumbs up!”
In the throes of summer is the best time to shake up your musical diet, discover something new, and crank it up loud. Lucky for you, the Top 25 Playlist is here to help facilitate this, and has just been provisioned with a brand new hosts of songs for your listening pleasure.
Along with the usual suspects from Red Dirt and Texas country such as The Randy Rogers Band, Cody Canada and the Departed, Wade Bowen, and Shane Smith and the Saints, Mile 0 Fest adds now major label artist Parker McCollum to the roster for the first time, as well as The Dead South.
Sierra Hull leads the 2021 nominations for the International Bluegrass Music Awards with 5, tying her with the retiring Doyle Lawson who picks up 5 himself, while Balsam Range, Justin Moses, and Billy Strings also pick up multiple big nominations, and Molly Tuttle comes in with 2.
Alison Krauss, Billy Strings, Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Gary Brewer, Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers, IBMA, Lynn Morris, Molly Tuttle, Po' Ramblin' Boys, Sierra Hull, Sturgill Simpson, The Stoneman Family
Sturgill Simpson has officially announced his 5th album named ‘The Ballad of Dood & Juanita,’ and according to the hashtag accompanying the announcement, it will be “Yer Pawpaw’s country music.” Sturgill has always espoused that he would release only five albums.
In what’s always a promising sign for an artist and often results in extra revenue streams, there has been some big signings recently to publishing deals in the independent country and roots world, with Billy Strings, Wade Bowen, and Morgan Wade all inking new contracts.
Dubbed “The Luckenbach of West Texas” and likened to Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, The Lumberyard in the unlikely location of Roscoe, TX about 50 miles west of Abeline had gone from a good idea to a great venue beloved by many over the last decade.
Just like Tyler Childers, Arlo McKinley, John R. Miller, and others from the depressed regions of Kentucky and West Virginia, Charles Wesley Godwin’s stories are forged through the authenticity of a local experience, but are worthy of being enjoyed by an international audience.
Country and contemporary Christian artist Chris Rodriguez who is currently a member of the band The Rise Above with Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus, was charged with Aggravated Assault – Strangulation for an incident that occurred on June 13th.
Cody Jinks has officially formed his own record label called Late August Records, and looks to be prepping the release of not one, but two new albums in late 2021—one as his latest effort in the country realm, and a long-rumored heavy metal record Cody appears to have recorded.
Fiddler Byron Berline lived many lives in one, and now it’s all come to a close, but not before leaving an impact that stretches from being a genuine Bill Monroe Bluegrass Boy, to being flown out to California to record with The Rolling Stones.
It’s a rite of passage for any artist or band. And no matter how bygone the honor and opportunity might feel to some, to any act in the country and roots realm with any notion of history, it’s a bucket list item they will cherish and remember forever.
Wouldn’t you know it, just as things were opening back up and Chesnutt was getting back out there on the road, his back gives out. Announced on Wednesday (7-7), he’s had to cancel his current tour for emergency surgery to address severe back pain he’s been fighting through.
Charley Crockett might be a worthy candidate for the most interesting man in country music. Not only is the dude wildly talented and entertaining, while he tours constantly and finds the time to make cinematic quality videos, he also keeps up a hare’s pace in the studio.
It would be a dereliction of your country music duty if Mike and the Moonpies rolled through your town, and you were just sitting on your couch surfing through Law & Order reruns instead of getting beers spilled on you and not giving a $hit because your face was being rocked off