For some, life is for the here and now. It’s an oyster to savor. But for some others, they see life more as a continuum, with their particular time on earth being part of a greater lineage of family, people, and culture.
The Country Music world has lost an incredibly important and pioneering drummer. On August 28th, Roland “Arnie” Adams passed away at home, reportedly from a late-stage cancer.
Just as fulfilling as discovering a brand new artist and watching them rise to fame, it’s similarly rewarding to stumble upon a local band whose music has national implications and is better than all those major radio acts.
So much damn country music talent will be assembled all in one place, it very well my cause a rip in the country music space-time continuum, and Merle Haggard himself might waltz on out and sing “Mama Tried” one more time.
There has been yet another huge shakeup in the world of independent country music, and Texas-based booking and management agencies. True Grit Talent Agency has been acquired by WME.
The hits keep coming, and the Top 25 Playlist continues to be overloaded with songs that feel essential for the public to be heard. This latest update includes numerous songs that might go down as the best all year.
What the reaction to Luke Bell’s death certified was that he was a candidate to have a posthumous career in the same vein as Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, and other singer/songwriters whose music feels so elemental.
Those who are generally timid of nature, go ahead and turn back now. But for the rest of you who love their music loud and Southern, it’s time to celebrate the announcement of a brand new album from Blackberry Smoke.
The story of the Turnpike Troubadours is one of a victory, where the better angels of a bunch of friends from Tahlequah, Oklahoma refused to allow some moments of weakness and the outside noise to tear asunder something…
On Thursday (8-24), the track list for Tyler Childers’ “Rustin’ In The Rain” was revealed on Spotify’s poorly-named but pretty good “Indigo” playlist. Childers says that the album is mostly love songs, with the deeper tie-in being the mules.