Founding member of Jason Boland and the Stragglers, and long-time Texas/Red Dirt community member Brad Rice has left the band to pursue other interests. Brad Rice had been Jason Boland’s drummer for over 20 years. The two met while attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater Oklahoma in the late 90’s.
After last-minute cancellations this weekend at the Centurlink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana, and appearance in Corpus Christi, Texas at the Concrete Street Amphitheater, the Turnpike Troubadours have announced they’re putting their current tour on hold as one of the members of the band deal with personal issues.
Live records can often be a wild card when it comes to sales, but Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s “Live From The Ryman” has proven to be a hit. The successful debut also comes as Jason Isbell just wrapped up another sold-out six night run at the Ryman Auditorium October 22nd through the 28th.
The gray bearded and bespectacled Charlie Parr is not exactly the person you would envision tearing up city parks on a skateboard like some stoner kid in Vans. Charlie Parr’s usually caught out in the wild performing as one of the most world-class slide and fingerpicking dobro resonator players in existence.
The crush of new releases of cool country and roots music has been pretty incredible over the past couple of weeks, and to help keep you up-to-date, the Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist has been freshly provisioned. You can also find a supplemental list of all the records you should probably be aware of.
The day after the Turnpike Troubadours canceled an appearance at the Centurlink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana with Stoney LaRue last minute for undisclosed reasons, the Oklahoma-based band has now canceled a scheduled appearance in Corpus Christi, Texas at the Concrete Street Amphitheater for October 27th.
A unique era of American music has ended, and one of the most influential arbiters of Southern sounds has gone to sit beside the great bayou in the sky. Tony Joe White, known for such well-recognized songs as “Polk Salad Annie,” “Rainy Night in Georgia,” as well as the songwriter on many other important hits, […]
Jacob Stockdale of the Stockdale Family Bluegrass Band has been officially charged with two counts of murder in the killing of his mother, Kathryn Stockdale (54), and his younger brother, James Stockdale (21) on June 15th, 2017 at the family’s home in Stark County, Ohio.
Yes, The Pistol Annies will have a radio single. Going for adds on October 29th via RCA Nashville, it will give the supergroup consisting of Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley, and Ashley Monroe an opportunity to try and break the male-dominated monopoly on country radio.
Before BR549, before Hank Williams III and Wayne “The Train” Hancock, before The Revered Horton Heat and others, there were the Stray Cats. They were American music’s first retro, throwback band. They were one of the very first bands to make old music cool again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2nd Annual Party in the Pines Festival scheduled to occur in White Springs, Florida October 19th and 20th at the Bienville Plantation has been abruptly cancelled just 10 days before gates were set to open, leaving fans and artists in the lurch and looking for refunds and explanations.
If you didn’t already believe that John Prine has been enjoying what now can only be described as a historic resurgence in popularity, try this news on for size. Tuesday morning (10/9), the annual nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame were announced, and none other than John Prine is on the list.
As support continues to swell for independent country music, so do the events with local, regional, and national impact looking to create sustainability for the music and an alternative to the mainstream in markets big and small.
Ameripolitan, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Billy Don BUrns, Carolyn Sills Combo, Darci Carlson, Grass Roots Music Festival, Hellbound Glory, Jenny Don't and the Spurs, Jesse Daniel, Miss Lonely Hearts
In the most recent tabulation for Billboard’s Hot Tours list compiled via Boxscore numbers, Chris Stapleton’s current All-American Road Show tour with Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb came out on top, beating out massive artists such as Ed Sheeran, Britney Spears, and U2.
In the last few years a strange synergistic connection between independent country music and professional wrestlers has emerged, and it has resulted in some profound support for up-and-coming true country artists. Now Joshua Hedley can include himself in that camp.
Reba McEntire’s got something cooking. And according to the Country Music Hall of Famer who’s certainly flirted with more pop and contemporary sounds throughout her career, what she’s got cooking is country, and probably more country than anything we’ve heard from her before.