Hailey Whitters is a really important artist to this whole thing. With Americana-level writing chops and a traditional-leaning sound, yet mainstream-level appeal and acceptance, she’s vital to the effort to save country music. She illustrated this with her last album ‘The Dream.’
Even before the presale starts, frustrated fans are already apprehensive of the process after so many were locked out during the first round of ticket sales for the band’s first reunion show on May 14th, 2022. Amid many frustrated Turnpike Troubadours fans sounding off, the band has released a statement.
If 90% of mainstream country music is bad, then it stands to reason that 10% of it must be good, or at least decent. So under the philosophy of celebrating what stands out in hopes it sustains, the idea that mainstream country fans deserve good music too, and to not be independent music music snobs […]
Those who really know their country music stuff, they know to keep one eye on country releases from the Scandinavian market, which has been a treasure trove of surprisingly great country music over the last few years. Norway’s Dag Erik Oksvold is as good of an example of this.
Eventually coined simply “The George Jones,” the location would be the ultimate shrine to The Possum. Along with housing a George Jones museum and multiple pieces of memorabilia, there would also be an event space, a music venue, a restaurant.
Well, you knew this was likely in the cards with how quickly the first one sold out. The first show sold out almost immediately, with secondary market tickets being posted for sometimes upwards of four figures.
New for 2021 are the Single of the Year nominees, which are songs whose primary litmus test is simply the enjoyment they convey. The Single of the Year are more well-rounded offerings that have proven infectiousness.
Make no mistake though, if you want to hear the absolute pinnacle of bluegrass in 2021 when it comes to just sheer blazing imagination and artistry, then accept no substitutes. Béla Fleck and ‘My Bluegrass Heart’ are it, period. ‘My Bluegrass Heart’ is a masterwork
It was a little disconcerting to say the least when back in September word came down that the 66-year-old Reba McEntire had to be quote/unquote “rescued” from a 100-year-old abandoned building in Atoka, Oklahoma, about 16 miles south of her hometown of Chockie.
This negative regard for The Monkees often overshadowed the very real, and very important contributions that guitarist, singer, and songwriter Mike Nesmith had on the confluence of country and rock in California, both as a performer, and as a benefactor.
Though fans will have to wait until January to see the exhibit themselves, Saving Country Music has been granted an EXCLUSIVE sneak preview of many of the pieces of memorabilia that will be on display celebrating the duo’s decade in service to Bo-Country.
On December 9th, 1996, with his career forgotten and his health failing, Faron Young decided to end his own life. He penned a suicide note specifically enumerating the decline in his career, and how he felt abandoned and forgotten by country music as one of the causes
What is the litmus test for a Song of the Year nominee? Simply put, it’s something that very well might wet the eye. These are songs that have the power to change hearts and change lives, open you up new ideas or ways of thinking, or unlock memories or emotions you haven’t felt in years