Dakota Pipeline Robber Barron is a Music Impresario – & Artists Are Turning Against Him
No thanks to the mainstream media who have become part of the story of the historic protest by Native American tribes against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline by unilaterally ignoring it, you’ve probably heard about about the barbaric actions of security personnel against protesters by using attack dogs and pepper spray to clear protesters during the construction process.
Well believe it or not, Kelcy Warren, the CEO of Energy Transfer Partners who is behind the Dakota Access project is actually an impresario in the music space and when he’s not dictating the construction of controversial projects or directing the stamping down on dissent against the company. And now some of his musical buddies and the performers he champions are turning against him after the recent controversies.
Kelcy Warren is the co-founder of Music Road Records with well-known Austin musician Jimmy LaFave. Along with many LaFave releases, Music Road has released albums from Hal Ketchum, Slaid Cleaves, Sam Baker, Malcolm Holcomb, Levi Parham, and others. Warren is known to be a huge fan of Jackson Browne and The Eagles, and along with collecting memorabilia from these classic American acts, he’s released tribute records to them through the Music Road label.
The billionaire was born in Gladewater, TX and grew up in White Oak in east Texas. He now owns an 8-acre estate in Dallas worth an estimated $25 million, and an 8,000-acre ranch near Cherokee, TX just north and west of Austin that includes a music studio. He is worth an estimated $6.6 billion, and is reportedly the 181st richest person in the United States.
Kelcy Warren started Music Road Records with Jimmy LaFave around nine years ago, but has flown mostly under the radar in the music scene until the recent controversies involving the Dakota Access Pipeline, and another proposed pipeline in Texas. Though pipelines can be a contentious issue dividing down conventional political lines, the Dakota Access Project has drawn more broad-based rebuke for digging through ancient burial grounds, destroying water resources for the region, and the ill treatment of the Native Americans who’ve banded together to appose the project, including ordering attack dogs on protesters and using pepper spray.
Now joining in the protest are many of the musical artists who Kelcy Warren is a fan of, and who have worked with him in the past.
Jackson Browne said earlier this week in a statement,
I met Kelcy Warren on one occasion, when I played at the Cherokee Creek Music Festival, held at his ranch. Later his company, Music Road Records, produced an album of my songs. Though I was honored by the “tribute” and think highly of the versions – which were done by some of my favorite singers and songwriters, I had nothing to do with producing the recordings or deciding who would be on it.
I do not support the Dakota Access Pipeline. I will be donating all of the money I have received from this album to date, and any money received in the future, to the tribes who are opposing the pipeline.
Artist Malcome Holcomb said in a statement on September 7th,
Mr Kelcy Warren has redefined his role as Music Road Records benefactor to join the devil’s decadent drippings of white supremacy oppression- inflicting shame and dishonor on our native-american brethren. The situation sickens & disturbs my family & myself. I say call a spade a fuckin’ spade:
Hunter S. Thompson — “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.”
My wife, Cyndi, and I have removed ourselves…lock, stock, and barrel- from MRR. we are working to get all download/CD/ and contact links of To Drink the Rain removed from my websites asap.
Jimmy LaFave, who has been receiving considerable criticism for his ownership stake in Music Road with Kelcy Warren addressed the issue on September 8th.
Music Road Records is not a part of Energy Transfer Partners. -we have nothing to do with the pipeline business and I have no control on what Energy Transfer Partners, Enbridge and Phillips 66 are building there. -we are simply a self-supporting small label for starving artists. -we use the money from each project to do the next project and try to keep our head above water. -we are sometimes in the red and sometimes in the black. – we are trying our best to give them a place to share their voice and visions. -for example Lance Canales’ record which brings attention to the border issues in our country. -all our artists live hand to mouth and try to survive in the music business.
I have known Kelcy Warren for over 20 years. -he is a Republican and I am a yellow dog Democrat. -we disagree on the pipeline. I asked him to help me start a music business many years ago … I will let my life’s work be a testament to the type of person I am. I am a pro-environment, pro-Native American, pro-gay rights progressive human being. I am my own person. I will not be manipulated by the right or the left. I am both pro-union and pro-Native American. -but mostly I am for peace and for people not getting hurt or bullied -or misjudged for that matter.
Along with the Dakota Access Pipeline, an additional proposed pipeline in the Big Bend region of Texas has many up in arms over Kelcy Warren and Energy Transfer Partners.
September 9, 2016 @ 7:58 am
And just so it’s said, I don’t see the value in people who oppose the pipeline going after Jimmy LaFave or ANY of the artists who happen to have ties to Kelcy Warren or Music Road Records. None of this is their fault, and the misguided idea that going scorched earth on them will somehow slow the pipeline project because nothing should be off the table is misguided.
September 9, 2016 @ 8:12 am
Your description of the issues involved is so slated it’s ludicrous. They are not digging through an “ancient burial ground.” They are not “destroying water resources.” They did not “clear protestors” with pepper spray and “attack dogs.” Like it or not they have all the necessary property rights and permits to construct this pipeline, and can defend their property within the constraints of the law. This is left-wing agitprop and no one should take this article seriously. There are plenty of actual facts out there if you want to read up on the issues involved.
September 9, 2016 @ 8:21 am
Huh, I NEVER expected someone to leave a reactionist political comment here chastising the author for political bias while also assigning them a political alignment in polar opposite of themselves.
I could have written this comment for you, and even before I wrote this article.
September 9, 2016 @ 8:49 am
Never mind video showing dogs and pepper spray being used to clear people…
September 9, 2016 @ 2:20 pm
I don’t even know what you’re trying to say with this comment. Your article was so severely slanted as to be comical. You had “Robber Barron” in the title! I mean, are you serious? I’d advise anyone wanting to actually understand the issues to read a newspaper, not this garbage.
September 9, 2016 @ 2:21 pm
Sorry, that was for Trigger, not for you DWare.
September 9, 2016 @ 2:22 pm
If you actually watch the video, they don’t actually show any pepper spray being used or dogs biting. It’s implied sure, but that can be misleading. I mean, it wouldn’t actually be in the protestor’s interests to make it look like the company was evil, would it?
September 9, 2016 @ 4:25 pm
Just like it’d be in the company’s best interest to make the protesters look violent and/or unreasonable. This is a two way street. Like most heated arguments, the best solution must be hiding at middle ground somewhere.
September 9, 2016 @ 4:37 pm
Brad, I’m curious to learn where you read that no digging through “ancient burial grounds” world take place?
Are you aware that they are tunneling under burial grounds in Iowa? Lyon county to be exact, its been covered extensively and actually stopped construction in the beginning of the summer.
September 9, 2016 @ 4:42 pm
I guess they are not being dug through only under. But they were unaware of them at first and they very well could have destroyed them if not for the proper people getting involved to at least come up with a solution for both sides.
September 9, 2016 @ 5:01 pm
Im in no way trying to start an argument, I’ve just been hearing this a lot from people who are completely unaware of the areas the pipeline will cross.
Its not just native Americans opposed to this, land owners all across the pipeline are opposed also.
September 10, 2016 @ 7:19 am
It wouldn’t actually be in the best interest of the billionaire oil baron to out-lawyer a minority race and maybe stuff a few pockets while chest-beating about “bringing the people more jobs!” and blah blah blah. No, that type of thing NEVER happens, it’s all the damn tree-huggers trying to throw smoke in our eyes. It’s the Trail of Tears all over again…
September 10, 2016 @ 8:05 am
I really don’t understand when people instantly resort to calling the native Americans whiners or when people are under the impression that they are complaining for no reason. All they want is there water to be safe.
Why didn’t they call the city of Bismarck a bunch of whiners when they had the line rerouted before the project even started to protect there water source!
September 10, 2016 @ 3:54 am
First brad let’s change change your handle to Sean Hannity
Look, Sean’s response is a prime example why everyone hates talking about politics …..however I personally enjoyed reading this and never got a political bias one way or the other from trigger personally
Sean, also please make sure you are taking one Bayer a day. Deep breaths brother….
November 7, 2016 @ 5:15 pm
Go tell that to Jackson Browne, who apparently Kelcy Warren looks up to. Artists are people with souls. Warren lacks one and should be shut out.
September 9, 2016 @ 8:21 am
I was unaware of this. How intriguing. While I agree that it’s misguided to blame an artist for another’s misdeeds just because said artist accepted some much needed funds to “keep afloat,” I also take heed to the age old advice about watching the company you keep. When the malicious spirits start rising up out of that ancient burial ground to inflict the big payback, I wouldn’t want to have to try to explain to them that it was only a totally unrelated business partnership….
September 9, 2016 @ 8:43 am
Jimmy LaFave was eloquent in his response and explanation of the goals for Music Road Records and his relationship and differences with Kelcy Warren. Unlike the musical acts on MRR, Jackson Browne can afford to donate his share of the royalties from the tribute record to the Native American communities. (Please know I’m not slagging Browne as I am a fan of his songs.) Additionally, I will continue to purchase albums by LaFave and others on MRR. As Jimmy explained, its a different venture not linked with ETP.
September 9, 2016 @ 9:07 am
September 9, 2016 @ 9:25 am
As utterly outraged as I am both with this despicable treatment of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and neighboring tribal communities as well as the traditional media’s near-complete silence on this matter (Jill Stein’s arrest being the only thing remotely covered thus far in most outlets)………………….I do agree that it is most counterintuitive as well as ineffective to be going after LaFave in a personal sense.
I do understand Jackson Browne’s approach in donating future album proceeds where he was involved in their production to the tribal community.
September 9, 2016 @ 10:15 am
What a shock that a billionaire would have shady aspects to his personality….just shocking.
That said, the people who are attacking artists over this are being ludicrous and is a clear example of how ridiculous segments of this country have become in the age of Twitter and Facebook. That’s like placing blame at the feet of the deckhands of the BP Horizon debacle. Save your outrage for the people who deserve it, not an employee (which in some ways these artists are) who is just trying to keep their head above water in the cruel music industry.
Bigfoot is Real (lonesome, on'ry and mean)
September 9, 2016 @ 10:34 am
Thank you for calling attention to this. Did you mean to close out with “up in arms over Kelcy Warren and Energy Transfer Partners” regarding Big Bend?
September 9, 2016 @ 10:49 am
The editor is on vacation this week. Apparently.
September 9, 2016 @ 10:49 am
Thank you for covering anything to do with the pipeline as the minimal attention the issue is receiving is very saddening to see.
September 9, 2016 @ 10:50 am
Hack job. The Indians are whining about a pipeline that does not goes through their reservation or any burial mounds. They just claim that some ancestor is buried out there. I see that they are trespassing on someone else’s property. I see that the Indians are attacking the workers, then whining when they get hit. I see the Indians drove to the site in pickups that burn GAS OR DIESEL FUEL. I see the protestors are there on a workday, which indicates that they don’t have jobs, and are most likely bums. I see a bunch of bums protesting to the building of a pipeline that will employ many thousands short-term and many thousand others long-term in the Dakotas and the refineries. I see whining bums that are so shockingly ignorant that they don’t even see the benefit to the USA of not sending out oil money oversees. The pipeline ought to be celebrated, as well as Mr. Warren.
September 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
There’s always more to the story that media doesn’t ever discuss. You make some interesting observations. I don’t know where the facts fall here exactly, so I have general observations. Anytime there is oil drilling or pipelines proposed, you can count on rabid protest every time. If there is any hint that Native Americans are infringed, once again count on it becoming a protest event. And yes the oil industry does create jobs, an uncomfortable fact for many. Time will tell if alternatives to fossil fuels will be capable of generating enough power and job security to make them sustainable.I looked into solar power here in the Midwest and found it cost prohibitive. I hear the complaints of the crazed environmentalists and I understand where there coming from, but I don’t see any immediate alternatives, it will take time.
September 9, 2016 @ 12:34 pm
“There’s always more to the story that media doesn’t ever discuss.”
The point of this article was to explain how the CEO of Energy Transfer Partners has very deep ties to the music scene, and specifically in Austin, and owns a record label. This issue is now very directly affecting the livelihoods of musicians who have been caught up in this issue inadvertently and by no fault of their own. There are people planning to protest Jimmy LaFave’s performances. There was a commenter on Facebook under the link to this article saying she is never going to listen to Hal Hetchum again.
I take no stance for or against any pipeline, the right for individuals to build such pipeline, the dependence on society on fossil fuels, or the decision of Native American tribes to protest this project. You can waylay any and all of those things and froth at the mouth arguing your points. It is inconsequential to me or this discussion because it is irrelevant to the case being presented.
What I think we could all agree on is not holding musicians to account for the actions of others, the uselessness of spraying children in the face with pepper spray and sicking dogs on people, or engaging in reactionary politics where if someone wants to protest what is happening in their backyards, we make wild-eyed assumptions that they must be “bums.”
September 9, 2016 @ 12:59 pm
Point taken….country music is what we are here for. Easy to see though how inflammatory this issue is.
September 9, 2016 @ 2:24 pm
If you had left it at that, it would’ve been fine. Your presentation of the facts underlying the intersection of this issue with the music aspect was undeniably very slanted.
Ken From the South
September 10, 2016 @ 5:59 am
The article presented facts. Facts which are based in reality. Facts are not slanted.
September 11, 2016 @ 1:13 am
Trigger, I have a couple things to add to the conversation. Firstly, did you ever watch the videos (long version) of the UC Davis pepper spray incident? It was made out to be the cops inflicting violence for the hell of it when they were simply trying to leave the campus or something equally harmless if I remember correctly.
This could very well be a similar case. I am not saying it is or it isn’t, but I am inclined to believe the tribes are in the wrong simply because I have bad experiences with my own tribe. I will expand on this below
My mother is full-blooded navajo. She spent most of her years of elementary education in Phoenix. When her family moved back to the reservation, she was just starting junior high.
We all know kids this age tend to be incredibly stupid, self-absorbed, and cruel. My mother got to experience this from the reservation children in full force. She was not “Indian enough” or she was an apple indian (red on the outside and white on the inside.) She was picked on, harassed and bullied to the point where she was getting into fights multiple times a week and eventually forced to leave the reservation.
In recent years, I have made multiple trips to the reservation to register with the tribe and do other things. I was appalled by the lack of decency so common there. It is a culture where if you aren’t part of the in-crowd, you are less than human.
When my sister delivered her first child at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, some piece of shit tried to pick a fight with my father for being white. My mother has had similar run-ins with people there, albeit for different reasons.
I guess my point is that, in my experience, there seems to be good reason for stereotypes and bias against the Native American communities, and that the assumption that many of them are bums is not far from the mark. Again, this is all based on my own experience and this could vary from person to person overall. However, when I see people who have never had real contact with any tribe try to talk about the honor and sanctity of specific tribal locations, it angers me. The tribal gatherings are simply something used by many for legal drugs and debauchery. There is very little honorable in modern Native American traditions, in my humble opinion.
September 11, 2016 @ 1:35 am
And by the way, could you ask Bertox to quit being such a troll. I am employing every ounce of self control I have to not direct extremely colorful language his way. I don’t know if it will be enough.
September 11, 2016 @ 7:37 am
The point of this article was two fold: To explain how the CEO of the company responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline has skin in the music business, owns a record label, and is friends and business partners with multiple musicians. And to explain how these artists are reacting, and how fans are reacting to them.
To make some sort of judgement call on Native Americans in general, or the specifics of these altercations goes beyond my coverage map here at Saving Country Music. That said, I’m against violence against anyone, especially when they’re trying to protect themselves or their homes.
September 11, 2016 @ 11:27 am
I respect your opinion and point of view. Of course, mine is different. I do not know you, and I’ve never been acquainted with the Navajo that you speak of. But I have friends that are Native Americans. And they’re damn good people. They work their asses off and never ask for a dime they haven’t earned. I don’t pretend to understand the struggles they’ve experienced, and I don’t pretend to understand what you’ve been through, either. But I’m not going to ignore the fact that corporate greed and government corruption are and always have been mankind’s two ugliest evils. If you want to believe the problem is the tribe, that is your right. Go ahead and fire away with whatever colorful language you wish. Call me a troll and whatever else. I’ll try not to let it hurt my feelings.
September 10, 2016 @ 8:23 am
I totally agree with you Kevin Smith. My income has grown ignificantly since the pipeline started construction. But the flip side to this is the oil industry can also take away. Look at what has happened to williston and Minot North Dakota. These cities were boom towns and now everything has changed drastically for them.
Not arguing with you either I agree with pretty much everything you said, sometimes we forget though what happens when big oil doesn’t need us anymore or even just for a short while.
September 9, 2016 @ 12:20 pm
I have friends out there joining the protests that do have full time jobs, this is simply how important the cause is to them that they’re willing to lose their jobs for it.
September 9, 2016 @ 12:56 pm
I don’t have any opinion about the pipeline that I’d care to share, mainly because it’s pointless, but I would like to ask one question. The pipeline was originally going to be well away from the Natives, but was moved when the residents nearby complained about the possibility of the pipe leaking into the water. Now one of the complaints of the Natives is the exact same thing, and their just bums whining about something some find to be a great thing? Please explain to me how that’s an okay position to take.
On the actual point of the article, it always amazes me how many people go up in arms when the find out a celebrity has a view they don’t agree with, or is connected to someone they don’t like. It’s ridiculous, and it’s why politics should be kept out entertainment.
September 9, 2016 @ 5:21 pm
I agree with you on some points WBK but just like any project like this there will always be risks. This could be a very good thing, but God forbid if something does happen to our water supply, this could be catastrophic!
There are always going to be two views. Don’t forget that we all don’t always agree on every issue. I for one understand both sides of argument.
September 9, 2016 @ 2:28 pm
If they don’t build the pipeline, it’s going to be moved on rail, which has a tendency to over turn and you know, explode. These people might not have the best foresight.
September 9, 2016 @ 5:05 pm
There is also the situation where a line leaks and is not noticed until a farmer finds his top soil destroyed.
Case and point Freeman south Dakota area spring2016.
September 9, 2016 @ 7:02 pm
There was also an overturned oil rail car near kaylot south dakota earlier this summer. No “explosions”. Nasty fire? Yes.
Its not an overly common occurrence that there is a rail car accident, but the same could be said about pipeline leaks. Neither happen frequently but they both happen enough.
September 9, 2016 @ 7:12 pm
I see also many not only native Americans but also land owners. Can we just call them all people? Your argument over there vehicles only fights for the side you oppose. They made it there with gas and/or diesel obtained without this particular pipeline. However yes this pipeline will make these resources more available but the question is at what cost, can we also bring up the discussion over fracking?Furthermore there are locals on horseback and travelers whO took a bus, in sorry but do you realize how remote this area is? Its not like you can just take a quick walk to these areas.
September 10, 2016 @ 7:24 am
Yeah, we should just put em all in camps, right Adolf? Oops, I mean Charlie
September 9, 2016 @ 10:55 am
I have learned to try to dissociate my political beliefs with those of artists and athletes I like.
Some of them don’t reciprocate and try to inject their political beliefs into their performances.
That makes my efforts to separate what they do with what I believe on unrelated matters more challenging.
Nonetheless, I do a pretty good job of focusing on an artist’s or athlete’s performance and enjoying it and ignoring his or her political, social and religious (or anti-religious) beliefs.
I know nothing about Kelcy Warren or Dakota Access Pipeline.
But I like almost all of the artists mentioned very much.
The reality is that we all live on Indian land and we all burn energy.
September 9, 2016 @ 3:39 pm
Sorry, but if I know the money I give to said celebrities is going into the coffers of a political figure I think is a criminal, terrorist, or tyrannical, I will not support said celebrities. I prefer they keep their mouths shut about whom they support, or understand that they may well lose half or more of their fan base…I don’t care how great a singer/actor/whatever they may be, they aren’t getting a dime from me.
September 9, 2016 @ 11:24 am
“we all live on Indian land”
Meh. Native Americans were preceded by Clovis people, who were preceded by Paisley Cave people. And they weren’t exactly sitting around passing the peace pipe and singing “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” either. Ask the Native Americans slaughtered by the Comanche, for example.
That said, you have to do right by people.
September 9, 2016 @ 1:43 pm
I agree with you, Corn.
Most countries sit on land that was previously owned by someone else.
September 10, 2016 @ 7:30 am
Yeah, when people don’t listen to reason we put em on reservations for their own good. Now stand up and pledge allegiance, you riff raff
September 9, 2016 @ 12:52 pm
Music has been intertwined with politics for a very long time. From the field hymns of slaves of the south to Woody Guthrie’s “alternative national anthem”…its just one of the ways we express ourselves. For some it is the only way they can express themselves.
I know little to nothing about these particular pipelines..but shady practices usually ensue when doing these eminent domain type of land grabs. All the arguments pro pipeline are just so obviously biased that they are hard to read. Though I do sort of agree with Corcaster’s comment about how the Native Americans werent the first Native Americans, one has to admit that the “white man” took “taking land away” to a whole new level…and obviously we still do. Its just now we do it in courts instead of handing out “blankets”…is that progress??? I dont know..just like I dont know about “ancient burial grounds”, but then again they arent my ancestors. Bottom line IS the bottom line. Mr. Texas Billionaire pipeline champion should not be surprised at all that he has lost a few music friends who finally found out what his “hierarchy of needs” really is…money first, music second. But I dont really know that guy either. In the end, the pipeline(s) will probably be built…money almost always wins, especially when it can buy the mainstream media. Our dependency on oil goes far beyond “gas and diesel” as one commenter pointed out; crude oil is made into ALOT more than just those two…like just about anything plastic, and a whole list of other things that if you are interested you can research for yourself.
September 9, 2016 @ 1:37 pm
I agree with the point about not interfering with the livelihood of musicians because of friends of theirs but the article was really biased. Heres what the Sheriffs department said according to cnn
“Protests turned violent over the weekend, with some demonstrators breaking down a wire fence and trespassing onto a construction area, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department said.
“Protesters physically assaulted private security officers hired by Dakota Access Pipeline. The security officers were hit and jabbed with fence posts and flagpoles,” the sheriff’s department said. “According to several reports from security officers, knives were pulled on them or they witnessed protestors with large knives.”
The sheriff’s department also said two guard dogs were injured.
September 9, 2016 @ 1:55 pm
I read that CNN report. You forgot the next paragraph after the ones you quoted:
“But protesters disputed that account, CNN affiliate KFYR said. Demonstrators said the guards used pepper spray and tear gas on the activists, and some protesters were injured by the guards’ dogs.”
What is the truth of the matter? Likely both accounts.
See, this is the problem with attempting to report on anything political. The reason I decided to post this story is because yesterday evening I was made aware of how this was affecting individuals in the music scene in Austin, TX, where Saving Country Music is based. I did not know about the musical tie-in’s, and so my guess was most people didn’t either. So I reported on them, and how these individuals are reacting to the situation, and how people are reacting to them.
Meanwhile, since it’s a political issue, folks want to choose one side, and vilify the other, while overlooking the specific issues that were broached in this matter. Ultimately what this means is we all lose.
Folks want to know what the media isn’t reporting on this story? It’s because eventually they will be blamed. By both sides. For everything.
September 9, 2016 @ 2:27 pm
Not really. You wrote from the perspective of the protestors with some really inflammatory language. Maybe you were trying to write what they protestors thought, instead of what you thought, but that’s not how it came across. Anyway, you deserve the benefit of the doubt if that’s not what you intended.
September 9, 2016 @ 3:21 pm
Hey, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. You’re usually pretty good about keeping politics out of your stories. We all slip up sometimes. I still love the site and will continue reading
September 10, 2016 @ 7:51 am
Trigger I am grateful you wrote a story on the issue, since there is really is very little coverage on this issue. I didn’t think it was too biased either, mostly facts andthe opinions of the artist.
September 10, 2016 @ 10:59 pm
Root cause notwithstanding (I’ve got enough on my plate as it is, without reading into regulatory history of pipeline projects- my own industry has enough trouble with tree-huggers), I don’t really see a problem with dogs and less-lethal gas being used against armed trespassers. The truth is usually somewhere in the middle.
September 9, 2016 @ 3:17 pm
I’m going to boycott Jackson Browne and Malcom Hocombe for backtracking on Music Road reccords. They’re doing the exact same thing the other people are doing. Backing away from something because of what an acquaintance did.
September 10, 2016 @ 7:34 am
Good idea. Because boycotting Big Oil or Big Government is for dirty hippies. Uncle Sam is always trustworthy serving our best interests
September 9, 2016 @ 4:39 pm
Well the opponents can now be happy since the Pipeline was put to a halt.
September 9, 2016 @ 9:03 pm
Hey Trigger, are you going to be reviewing Whiskey Myers’ new album “Mud”?
In case anyone hasn’t heard it yet, here’s the most “country” song on the new album.
September 9, 2016 @ 9:46 pm
Sorry, no more reviews. Saving Country Music is now strictly a political website.
September 9, 2016 @ 10:04 pm
Good to hear!
September 9, 2016 @ 9:34 pm
I’ll be holding a press conference in Hollywood tomorrow with several well known musicians and actors. From now on we pledge to only snort cocaine and heroin that comes from drug cartels that are certified Fair Trade partners. We will ensure that everyone from grower to mule to corner dealer receives a Fair and Living wage. To act otherwise would be hypocritical.
September 9, 2016 @ 11:17 pm
And on to wideopencountry….
September 10, 2016 @ 4:43 am
I don’t know what everyone’s arguing about, Dakota Access Pipeline seem like stand up people, they have only broke multiple laws,(NHPA for example, which is why the Army Corp is now trying to save face by overruling the federal court) and support human trafficking in front of all of the world to see on the back of this nations farmers and indigenous people. Enjoy your kool-aid until they come knocking on your door, a different tune will be sung, but some would still take the next shot of I’m sure. http://kwqc.com/2015/05/23/state-of-iowa-investigating-claims-that-pipeline-worker-offered-prostitutes-to-lee-county-man/
September 10, 2016 @ 7:36 am
September 10, 2016 @ 9:48 am
I will stand with my friend and brother Malcolm Holcombe on this one. Malcolm is pulling his product, which can only cost him. He is a man of talent and integrity and I stand by the ones I love. I don’t know Kelcy Warren but have a strong feeling I would not like him. And that’s where it stands for me.
September 13, 2016 @ 9:50 am
anyone with any sense knows a label owns that sound recording… Malcolm can take that album off of his own website, but the label will keep selling it and making money on it whether he “leaves” or not. His next album option probably wasn’t picked up anyway. That album is 5 years old!!
September 10, 2016 @ 5:08 pm
” I ain’t gonna work on Kelcy’s Pipeline no More!”
September 11, 2016 @ 11:40 am
Great job, sir
September 12, 2016 @ 3:12 pm
Honestly I don’t care because this doesn’t affect me, but the property where the pipeline is going is not on the reservation. I am worried about possible leaks, but until somebody comes up with a reliable and affordable alternative we have no other choice. Unless people want to go back to the old ways.