Songwriter Converts Historic Church into Concert Venue ‘Ragamuffin Hall’36 Comments
Who wouldn’t want their own recording studio, concert venue, historic building, and rural church house if they could? That’s the dream that has become a reality for songwriter Conrad Fisher.
Alan Jackson Helps Jon Pardi Make History as New Grand Ole Opry Pick25 Comments
Becoming the first California-born artist to become a Grand Ole Opry member makes the invitation historic, and speaks to how the Opry continues to try and expand its membership beyond the institution’s conventional borders.
A Country Fan Appreciates the Catalog of Neil Diamond25 Comments
Neil Diamond. The Jewish Elvis Presley as some have referred to him over the years. But country? That’s probably not what you think of when you think Neil Diamond.
Hank Williams Jr. Bar Coming to Lower Broadway in Nashville34 Comments
Bocephus will be the latest country star to open up a Lower Broadway haunt. It beats the alternative of a current pop country star.
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway Look to Ride Momentum to “City of Gold”14 Comments
Looking to capitalize on the attention and momentum she’s captured in her Golden Highway era, Molly Tuttle recently ventured back in the studio, and recorded “City of Gold.”
Colter Wall Partners with RCA, Plots New Album “Little Songs”13 Comments
Cowboy & Western revivalist, and Canadian-based baritone singer Colter Wall is getting ready to release a new album. Apparently RCA Records came a-calling, and have partnered with Colter.
Country Fans Aren’t Unwitting Pawns (a Response to Ketch Secor & NYT)212 Comments
It goes without saying that at this moment in history, everyone in America is incensed and sickened by the level of gun violence plaguing society, and specifically the prevalence of mass shootings, and especially school shootings.
Slackeye Slim Readies First Album in 8 Years “Scorched Earth – Black Heart”8 Comments
It was Slackeye Slim’s 2011 magnum opus ‘El Santo Grial: La Pistola Piadosa’ that went on to win Saving Country Music’s Album of the Year.
Billy Strings Adds New Dates to Busy 2023 Tour16 Comments
Far from resting on his laurels now that he’s made it to the arena level, Billy Strings is keeping his foot on the pedal.
Morgan Wallen Duffs It Once Again109 Comments
You can’t let fans load into the venue, get a beer in their hand, and then last minute, pull the plug. It’s not cool. And this is what Morgan Wallen did in Oxford, Mississippi on Sunday night, April 23rd at the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, even waiting until after openers Hardy and Ernest had performed.
Album Review – Bella White’s “Among Other Things”23 Comments
Every discussion about the music of Bella White invariably begins and ends with her highly affected, and highly affecting voice. All great music finds that balance between the familiar and the unexpected, and Bella’s unique phrasing brought to a yodel-like projection makes for a novel listening experience.
30 Years Ago Today: Sammy Kershaw Lands His Only #1 Hit43 Comments
In the simple language that only the greatest country songs can, “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” tells a story that so many people can relate to. But when the song was released on February 9th, 1993 as the first single from Kershaw’s album Haunted Heart, it was an entirely novel approach to a country song.
Beloved Songwriter, Producer, Performer Keith Gattis Has Died29 Comments
He wasn’t destined to have the big superstar career that he initially set out for, or that his talent deserved. But over his 40 years in the trenches as a songwriter, player, and producer, Keith Gattis became a superstar to those who knew him in the business, from Texas, to Nashville, to Los Angeles.