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.
The fundamental reason “Am I the Only One” is resonating so widely is because it’s tapping into an unfulfilled and voraciously hungry desire for counterpoints in popular American culture. In a very granular and passionate manner, Aaron Lewis captures this fomenting frustration.
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.
It only makes sense that native Texan and songwriter Jamie Lin Wilson, and California native turned honky tonk queen Jaime Wyatt would find a level of camaraderie. They both are great songwriters, and they’re both kicking ass as women in what is often a man’s world.
The implications for this mischaracterization are serious. Such widespread negative media coverage can and will have a chilling effect on promoters, performers, local health and elected officials, and could directly result in the postponing, canceling, or refusing to approve live outdoor events.
Great songwriters know how be both a reflector of our current times, and a beacon to our better angels. Tylor takes a keen awareness to the challenges this past year has presented, and instead of adding to the noise, attempts to offer a roadmap through it, or antidotes to it all.
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.
Though he most always towed the line even in his heyday, and held to a promise he made to his mentor George Jones to always “keep it country,” Jackson had his dalliances on the commercial side of country as well, namely on one of his biggest hits, 1993’s “Chattahoochee.”
Look I get it. Worrying over country music awards shows is similar to worrying over country radio. It’s not that they don’t have an effect on the music at all. It’s just that as every year passes, they go on to serve a smaller and smaller niche of the country music market.
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.