Amid Russian bot scandals, fake news issues, and privacy data controversies, for the first time since its inception, Facebook is suffering from slowing growth, and users spending less time on the format, including some deleting their accounts altogether. But most harmful to music are the recent updates to the Facebook algorithm.
This story has been updated. Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson has canceled his remaining August tour dates due to an undisclosed illness, affecting shows at the Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia for Thursday, August 16th, as well as Friday’s August 17th show at the the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, New […]
Any proper country music fan should know and love the rock band Ween’s foray into country music in the mid 90’s called 1’2 Golden Country Greats.’ Recorded at Owen Bradley’s legendary Bradley’s Barn studio at his farm just outside of Nashville, the album featured a stable of notable Nashville musicians dubbed “The Shit Creek Boys.”
As first revealed in March, Sturgill Simpson will make his acting debut as a recurring character in a new CBS television drama series called “One Dollar.” The on-demand series is a mystery set in a small rust belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters.
The inaugural Loud and Heavy Fest curated by Cody Jinks is about to be unleashed on Ft. Worth, Texas this Saturday, August 18th, and they’ve released the lineup and time schedule for the event. Loud and Heavy Fest will be held at the Panther Island Pavilion, which is positioned in the heart of Ft. Worth.
It appears those waiting for a reunion of the country music supergroup The Pistol Annies will not have to wait that much longer. First formed between Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley in 2011, the trio released two records between 2011 and 2013, going #1 and #2 in the charts respectively.
Knoxville, TN progressive country/bluegrass band The Black Lillies are getting ready to release their long-awaited fifth album called ‘Stranger To Me’ through Thirty Tigers. It’s the band’s first album since forming a new lineup, and the first album the band will release as a collaborative songwriting effort.
Country traditionalist and Nashville carpenter JP Harris has taken enough time away from swinging hammers and hanging drywall to record and ready the release his latest record “Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing” coming via Free Dirt Records.
Country star Lee Ann Womack has certainly shown a propensity to speak out lately about the state of country music, saying on numerous occasions that what they call country music today is not actually country. Now she’s speaking out again, and in no uncertain terms about what she believes modern country music is experiencing at […]
Tasked with keeping you up-to-date, informed, and entertained with the best new country music coming down the pike, a new set of songs has just been added to the Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist. This includes Whitey Morgan and the 78’s brand new hard charging song “Honky Honk Hell.”
An album cut is one thing, especially in 2018 when most fans don’t even buy records anymore, and instead stream the top singles on Spotify or Apple Music, and ignore the rest. The real test would be if Kenny Chesney had the fortitude to release “Better Boat” as a single.
Cody Jinks is disrupting the country music charts in a big way with his latest release ‘Lifers’ by turning in career-best numbers that put him near the top of multiple album metrics. ‘Lifers’ is the first record Cody Jinks released after signing to Rounder Records this spring.
Mark it down on your calendar, then underline it, circle it, hang pulsating string lights around it, train a spotlight on that son-of-a-bitch, tell your boss it’s a national country music holiday and you’ll quit without a second though if you don’t get it off, ’cause that’s the day Whitey Morgan will be releasing his latest album.
One of Hinterland Music Fest’s most most memorable moments came during the set of Tyler Childers in the early afternoon when at one point both Sturgill Simpson and Wheeler Walker Jr., joined Tyler on stage. Sturgill was sitting in with Tyler’s band on guitar during the set, and Wheeler joined them on stage.
Mainstream country artist Camaron Ochs, known by her stage name as Cam, has been moved from the country-centric Sony imprint Arista Nashville, to the Sony-owned all-genre RCA Records out of New York, according to reports. Her profile page on Sony Music Nashville’s website has been removed.
Texas music singer, songwriter, spirit animal, and general badass woman Jamie Lin Wilson has announced her latest album ‘Jumping Over Rocks.’ Her follow up to 2015’s ‘Holidays and Wedding Rings,’ it comes at a time when Texas music is looking for headliner-caliber women, and looking in the direction of Jamie Lin.
Fiddle player and high-profile member of the fast rising Texas country band Flatland Cavalry is leaving the band effective immediately. “On Saturday, I played my last show as the fiddler for Flatland Cavalry in Monahans, TX. Being a musician is an incredible joy,” she said.
Jamey Johnson pulled his band into Bismarck, North Dakota on June 24th for a show at the city’s historic Belle Mehus Auditorium, and then decided to pull his belt off to teach a lesson to a few unruly concertgoers about halfway through his performance.
The young man who sounds like he’s in his sixties—and sings songs that sound even older than that—is gearing up for the release of his second full-length record “Songs of The Plains” via Thirty Tigers, and he’s just released a well-apportioned list of new tour dates to accompany the new album.
AmericanaFest in Nashville has just added an additional 52 names to their already massive 2018 lineup, swelling the total amount of announced performers to 225. The latest wave of announcements might include some of the biggest names of the festival so far.
Get ready for new music coming from Canadian folk country singer and songwriter Colter Wall, who will release his much-anticipated sophomore full-length album Songs of the Plains via Thirty Tigers. Said to be a full dive into the inspiration of his home of the Saskatchewan prairie, Colter writes 7 of the new album’s 11 songs.
“That pissed me off,” Church says patently. “To me, lip-syncing is and always will be a red line. It’s fabricated. I don’t want young artists thinking it’s OK, because it’s not … So the winner of the biggest category of the night lip-synced in the biggest moment on the show? Fuck that! And I didn’t like his excuse at all.”
True country fans will have to wait a little bit longer to hear the debut record from Kentucky traditionalist Dillon Carmichael after it was announced the release will be delayed due to undisclosed reasons. The Dave Cobb-produced ‘Hell On An Angel’ was originally slated to be released on August 17th, 2018 on Riser House.
If you didn’t get your fill with Blackberry Smoke’s recent record ‘Find a Light,’ or it just increased your appetite for their infectious classic Southern rock vibe, well then you’re in luck. The Atlanta, Georgia boys will be releasing the ‘Southern Ground Sessions EP’ as an accompaniment to ‘Find A Light.’