At first it made for worthy and interesting discussion points, but as time has dragged on the argument has become quite derivative, and is probably unfair to both artists who to a trained ear, are fundamentally different in style and approach, despite some stylistic surface similarities.
It would be a dereliction of your country music duty if Mike and the Moonpies rolled through your town, and you were just sitting on your couch surfing through Law & Order reruns instead of getting beers spilled on you and not giving a $hit because your face was being rocked off
Many had their suspicions since Sturgill Simpson released his dystopian rock album ‘Sound & Fury’ in 2019, but on the July 6th episode (#1679) of of the wildly-popular Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan himself fessed up: it is indeed him who can be heard on the radio spouting conspiracy theories.
It’s a rite of passage in country music, and a barometer of success. Ashley McBryde announced a two-night Ryman Auditorium residency on August 26th and 27th, and the dates have since sold out. So now they have added a 3rd date.
Quick question for you. How many women need to accuse Nelly of rape and sexual assault before he becomes a persona no grata in country and roots music similar to Ryan Adams, Morgan Wallen, Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons, and the like? Your answer must be greater than three.
“Patterns” is a patently traditional country record that immediately impresses with the first few songs that rear back and try to knock the wind out of you with an emotional wallop, and then shows off its depth of knowledge and acumen with a quality run through some country classics.
Along with his eight appearances on Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour throughout September, and a stop at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina on September 16th, Sturgill Simpson has set a five-night residency at Webster Hall in New York City.
Starting with his hit “I Wish Grandpas Never Died,” Riley Green has delivered one song after another that labors and often achieves to touch something deeper in the listener than just their vapid, passive-listening pleasure zone placed in the bullseye of the likes of 101.1 FM.
The chemistry of this band is just so perfect, not just unto itself, but for this very time and place. They’re classic, but cool. That’s the reason they aren’t about to compromise anything they do just for a quick step up the ladder.
With his place secured as a Telecaster-slinging and leathery kicker of the country music haunts, and just like so many musicians last summer sequestered from the rest of the world, it was the perfect opportunity for J. P. Harris to reconnect with his deep history in old-time.
It’s the 4th of July weekend! Don’t risk tanking your festivities by turning on some terrible corporate country radio station. Take a listen through the Top 25 Playlist that’s just been reinforced with a bunch of great new tunes from a bunch of top independent country artists.
Alan Jackson’s “Where I Come From” benefit concert for his hometown of Newnan, Georgia held on Saturday, June 26th at the Coweta County Fairgrounds raised an estimated $2 million for disaster relief efforts in the region. On March 26th, 2021, an EF4 tornado ripped through Newnan.
There are some items that are so important, so revered, they shouldn’t be possessed by any individual, but by us all. In country music, this includes a specific set of instruments tied to the music’s history so irrevocably, they comprise the very bedrock of the genre.