Let’s be honest, pairing up Robbie Fulks with the sister of Jerry Lee Lewis and having Fulks write songs from her perspective seems like such a strange concept for an album, it’s hard to conceive of releasing such as thing beyond maybe some quirky passion project with a pressing of 250 units for Record Store Day.
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.
They will tell you that women can’t make it in country music these days, and it’s certainly true that it appears to be more difficult than ever. And if you think it’s tough being a woman in country music, try being a woman in country music who is actually making country music, putting you in the most marginalized category of all.
If Kenny Chesney hadn’t spent the last 20-something years of his career beating down the country music listening public with his barrage of island and beach songs, we probably would be talking about how his latest record ‘Songs For The Saints’ is a striking piece of conceptualized album making/
The Whitewater Amphitheater in beautiful New Braunfels, TX was treated to a show by Canadian country artist Corb Lund, second generation country artist Shooter Jennings, and top shelf Texas and Red Dirt country headliners The Turnpike Troubadours on Saturday, July 28th. Despite the oppressive Texas heat, the venue was filled to capacity, and fans were […]
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.
Even Eric Church when he pasted an image of the cover on his Instagram account said, “Read the full interview (don’t be misled by the headline).” Soon vociferous defectors from Eric’s fan club known as the Church Choir were making a ruckus, as were many other country music fans who are calling for an Eric Church boycott.
True country fans don’t need to be told that trying to hold onto the roots of the music has been a war of attrition over the last 20 years or so. As more legends and oldtimers pass away or get put out to pasture each season, you search for stability and glimmers of promise as the heap of shoes to fill of the artists gone by grows.
AHI’s In Our Time is the album you never knew you wanted, but once you listen, you feel you absolutely needed. The underlying messages of uplifting perseverance, the poetry set in fiercely personal narratives, and a genuine soulful voice and perspective is all so powerfully compelling…
Well well well. Apparently Sam Hunt is part human, and is prone to fail, at least partially. That’s the pronouncement many are making after his current single “Downtown’s Dead” stalled at country radio outside the Top 10, and has subsequently had the support behind it pulled by his label MCA Nashville.
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.