“We’ve been working really hard for you all, and have loved every minute of it, but I need to slow down for a bit,” Sierra Ferrell said in a statement. “I know you’re disappointed, and so am I, but I also know that some rest will do me good.”
Yes Tina Turner sang country music. Her first solo album was country, she recorded country songs throughout her career, and she even inspired one of the most iconic country songs of all time.
Even though you want to root for your favorite country artist for any honor they might receive, it feels like Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions should be reserved from rock and roll artists first and foremost.
For 20 years now (with a short hiatus during the pandemic) Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday during CMA Fest has been the crown jewel of the event for those who can secure a ticket to the Country Music Mother Church. What started as a more healthy alternative.
Billy Strings, Chapel Hart, Chris Stapleton, Congress of Country Music, Connie Smith, Dolly Parton, Gary Mule Deer, Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers, Jake Worthington, Joe Walsh, John Oates, John Prine Emmylou Harris, Lainey Wilson, Marty Stuart, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Sierra Ferrell, Tanya Tucker, The Del McCoury Band, Tyler Childers
The only thing more cool than your favorite country music performers is when your favorite country music performers come together to collaborate in a supergroup. Some of these collaborations have gone on to become just as legendary as the individual performers themselves.
Black Tie, Brokedown in Bakersfield, Chicks With Hits, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Flying Burrito Brothers, I'm With Her, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Linda Ronstadt, Miranda Lambert, Old Dogs, Pistol Annies, Poco, Rodney Crowell, Run C&W, Sister Sadie, Stregnth in Numbers, supergroup, Texas Hill, The Eagles, The Earls of Leicester, The Flatlanders, The Frontmen, The Highwaymen, The Highwomen, The Knitters, The Local Memories, The Lost Highwamen, The Million Dollar Band, The Notorious Cherry Bombs, The Panhandlers, The Punch Brothers, The Sky Kings, The Wilder Blue, Thexas Tornadoes, Trio, Vince Gill, Waylon Jennings, Western Centuries, Willie Nelson
Well here we are again talking about a major country music artist being nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and just like Dolly Parton in 2022, Willie Nelson will be one of the next Rock Hall members. His nomination ordains that. Voters won’t not drop a vote on Willie.
“I do not think I will ever tour again,” Dolly Parton confirms. She cited her advancing age, as well as her husband Carl Dean as one of the reasons she no longer wants to be away from home for weeks at a time. Dolly has previously stated that she has no desire to retire fully, and that if it was up to her, she would die on stage.
With the re-formed Hurricane Ian bearing down on the Carolinas Thursday evening, forcing all of the festivities for the biggest gathering in bluegrass each year indoors, the International Bluegrass Music Association, or IBMA held their 33rd annual awards at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
‘Rolling Stone’ published a list of the The 100 Greatest Country Albums of All Time this week, and as per usual, it has many arguing its merits, omissions, and inclusions. There was a time when whatever Rolling Stone said was taken as the definitive word in music. These days it’s more polarizing.
Bill Monroe, Bob Wills, Brandy Clark, Chet Flippo, Cody Jinks, Dolly Parton, Dwight Yoakam, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, John Hartford, Loretta Lynn, Lucinda Williams, Maddox Brothers & Rose, Margo Price, Noah Shactman, O Brother Where Art Thou, O.B. McClinton, Patsy Cline, Rolling Stone, Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Albums of All Time, Stoney Edwards, Taylor Swift, The Carter Family, The Dixie Chicks, Turnpike Troubadours, Tyler Childers, Wanted The Outlaws, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson
Country musician and current member of the supergroup Generation Radio, Chris Rodriguez, has plead “no contest” to a misdemeanor charge of Assault with Bodily Injury stemming from a 2021 domestic dispute incident with his wife. Rodriguez was initially arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault – Strangulation.
Chicago, Chris Rodriguez, Deen Castronovo, Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, Generation Radio, Jason Scheff, Jay DeMarcus, Journey, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Ann Womack, Rascal Flatts, Shania Twain, The Rise Above, Vince Gill
British-born, and Australian-raised singer and actor Olivia Newton-John passed away on Monday, August 8th at the age of 73 after a long battle with breast Cancer, leaving the world bereft of one of the most cherished and recognizable entertainers in history whose work and influence bridged the worlds of acting and music.
Chapel Hart have been around for a while now, originally forming in 2014 and releasing their first of two LPs in 2019. They are also one of the most egregious victims of discrimination in country music. No, not just because they are Black, because they are country.
Adam Wakefield, Allison Russell, America's Got Talent, Amythyst Kiah, Blanco Brown, Breland, Casey James, Chapel Hart, Charley Crockett, Craig Wayne Boyd, Danica Hart, Darius Rucker, Devynn Hart, Dolly Parton, For Love and Country, Jimmie Allen, John Rich, Kane Brown, Leslie Fram, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton, Reyna Roberts, Tony Jackson, Trea Swindle, Valerie June, Wendy Moten, Zach Bryan
A recent petition launched to coincide with Freddy Fender’s birthday, and subsequent media reporting, has stimulated a healthy amount of discussion about the prospects for Freddy Fender being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Clint Black, Country Music Hall of Fame, Crystal Gayle, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Freddy Fender, Gram Parsons, Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Rodriguez, Keith Whitley, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, Lynn Anderson, Ray Charles, Shania Twain, Tanya Tucker, Texas Tornadoes, The Judds, The Mavericks, Vern Gosdin, Veronique Medrano
Dolly Parton will be one of the next inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The next question is how the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will consider country performers for induction moving forward. This moment presents a slippery slope.
Alan Jackson, Buck Owens, Buddy Holly, Charley Pride, Chet Atkins, Chris Gaines, Chris Stapleton, Clint Black, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton, Don Rich, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Garth Brooks, George Jones, George Strait, Glen Campbell, Hank Williams, Jason Aldean, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Maddox Brothers and Rose, Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Randy Travis, Richie Albright, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Roy Orbison, Shania Twain, Tammy Wynette, The Beatles, The Big Bopper, Traivs Tritt, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson
The Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist is built to keep you informed on all the best songs and albums coming out right here, right now in country and roots music. Available on most all streaming formats, or you can use the song recommendations to find something new.
The Tucson Music Hall in downtown Tucson on Church Street will be renamed for Linda Ronstadt on May 7th. Built in 1971, the 2,289-capacity venue is part of the great Convention Center complex, and is in the National Register of Historic Places.
By the time Willie Nelson lit into “On The Road Again,” he was in top form and didn’t want to stop. He ended up going beyond the time originally allotted for his set, of course finishing with a Gospel medley where numerous other performers.
49 Winchester, Allison Russell, Ben Nichols, Bendigo Fletcher, Bob Livingston, Bobbie Nelson, Charley Crockett, Danielle Ponder, Delta Spirit, Dolly Parton, Gary P. Nunn, Japanese Breakfast, Jason Isbell, Jonathan Terrell, Lily Meola, Lost Gonzo Band, Lucero, Luck Reunion, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Michael Martin Murphey, Sadler Vaden, SG Goodman, Tami Neilson, Vincent Neil Emerson, Willie Nelson
Boy did I catch some hell for having the audacity to say that despite all of our love for the great and powerful Dolly Parton—which should be taken as a given simply by evoking her name—she didn’t deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At least not yet.
‘Run, Rose, Run’ deserves to be graded on a curve because it’s meant as a complement to a novel, not a standalone feature. But even without running opinions through the love we all have in our hearts for everything Dolly Parton, ‘Run, Rose, Run’ includes some quality songs.
The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced last month, and leading the pack and making the biggest splash was not a name from the rock world, but a country one in the form of Country Music Hall of Famer Dolly Parton.
Brenda Lee, Carly Simon, Country Music Hall of Fame, Cyndi Lauper, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Cash, Kate Bush, Pat Benetar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Everly Brothers, Wanda Jackson
2022 has us working overtime already to keep up with all the great songs coming out on high-caliber albums from artists old and new. The easy part is finding new songs worthy of being highlighted. The hard part is choosing which old ones to take off.
Dolly Parton is celebrating her 76th birthday today, January 19th. And the Country music legend, actor, benefactor, altruist, cultural icon, and queen to many will also soon add novelist to her resume when she releases the novel (and album) “Run, Rose, Run.”