Super Busy Release Day on March 24th. Here’s Your Guide25 Comments
There may not be a better example of how cluttered and crazy release days have become over the last couple of years than what’s happening on March 24th. A total of 22 albums that have been pre-screened and selected to be considered for review by Saving Country Music are all being released on the same day.
Album Review – Sam Munsick’s “Johnny Faraway”15 Comments
Sam Munsick’s specialty is songwriting, and that comes into sharp focus on Johnny Faraway. With nine original Western songs all solely written by Sam, the album is a spirited entry into the Western music canon, studied and reverent to the songwriting modes of authentic Western music.
Album Review – Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing At A Time”126 Comments
Love him, hate him, find yourself among the population of the very few who feel indifferent about him, Morgan Wallen is the biggest thing in mainstream country, and at this point, by such multiples of scale, it truly is difficult to comprehend. We’re talking Garth-level, generational, genre-defying popularity.
Robert Earl Keen to Release Multi-Format Project “Western Chill”15 Comments
The album ‘Western Chill’ will finally making its official debut on April 14th, but that’s not all. It will be accompanied in Box Set form with Robert Earl Keen and his band performing the entire album on DVD, a ‘Western Chill’ songbook—and get this—a 92-page full-color graphic novel.
Josie Toney Is Poised To Break Out with New Album “Extra”17 Comments
If you’ve been swept up by the Sierra Ferrell phenomenon over the last few years, then you probably don’t need an introduction to Josie Toney. With her fiddle playing, harmonies, and million-watt smiles, she added breadth, skill, and beauty to Sierra Ferrell’s sound. Now she’s going solo.
FairWell Festival Offers Excellent Inaugural Lineup9 Comments
Now Central Oregon will have their own country and roots festival, and it may have one of the best lineups of any independent country event all year. Called the FairWell Festival, they have just announced their inaugural lineup for their July 21-23 festival at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond.
25 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Flips the Bird at Nashville Establishment10 Comments
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve likely seen the iconic image of Johnny Cash aggressively flipping the bird from back in the day. In fact, you’ve probably seen it all over the place, perhaps to where you may be tired of seeing it at this point. But few remember how it came into the world.
On The Grand Ole Opry Investing in Whiskey Riff56 Comments
In the media business, you’re not supposed to acknowledge your supposed competition, unless you’re lambasting them for doing something wrong or bad. You’re supposed to pretend they don’t exist, lest your readers/listeners/fans figure out they have other options, and jump ship.
Album Review – The War and Treaty’s “Lover’s Game”53 Comments
There is no shortage of artists who don’t fit snugly or at all into the otherwise big tent of the country music genre who are clamoring to get in, and for a host of reasons. It’s often because in the pop or hip-hop worlds, these performers would be small fish in a big sea, yet […]
Hellbound Glory Helps Shooter Jennings Launch Gigstan App28 Comments
Gigstan is an app that connects fans, artists, and venues to crowdfund music events. Fans pre-purchase tickets to live events, helping to bring their favorite artists to their town. Then local venues bid on the shows that come with guaranteed ticket sales, ensuring success for both the venue and the artists.
The Highwaymen’s Surprisingly Saccharin Tour Rider42 Comments
You all know about The Highwaymen, arguably the greatest supergroup in country music history, and one of the greatest supergroups of any genre ever. Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash. We think of these guys as the pinnacle of country music badassery.
Oh Great. Yet Another Country Music Awards Show Is Coming27 Comments
After NBC Universal purchased a 30% stake in the Grand Ole Opry’s parent company Ryman Hospitality in 2022, you knew there would be an effort to cross-pollinate the two companies for better or worse. Lo and behold, come September we will now have the “People’s Choice Country Awards.”
New Bloodshot Re-Signs Lydia Loveless, Jason Hawk Harris, More6 Comments
Ever since being officially shuttered in October of 2021, and then being purchased by Exceleration Music on October 23rd, 2021, fans of Bloodshot Records and the artists once signed to the label have been wondering what the future may hold. Up until January of this year, there was little to no word…