Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit are once again Grammy winners. So are Grammy favorites Brandi Carlile and Brandy Clark. Chris Stapleton is the king of the country categories so far. And Allison Russel is finally a Grammy Award winner.
If your pastime is crashing nerdy little music websites, then you’ve probably caught wind about the bloodletting at the indie rock-centric review site Pitchfork this week, and how it’s being folded into GQ.
Evan Felker has gone on acoustic tours in the past, including with Rhett Miller of the Old 97s. But the primary songwriter for the Turnpike Troubadours hasn’t played a space this intimate in years.
2023 is one of those years when the competition for Album of the Year is so fierce, the only fair way to adjudicate the matter is to count down the top contenders, all of whom could have won it outright on another year.
Perhaps the best barometer of how people are doing boils down to one very simple question: Are people living, or are people dying? When it comes to life expectancy in the United States, the answer is that people are dying.
A Song of the Year nominee needs to be something that can change a life, change someone’s perspective, or change the world we live in. Yes, this is all quite a tall order, but this is where a good song can take you.
‘Tis the season to go through all the albums released in country music this year, and attempt to asses what we think will withstand the test of time and ultimately define 2023. This isn’t about turning art into competition…
One of the long-time members of Jason Isbell’s backing band The 400 Unit has officially left the outfit. Bassist Jimbo Hart has been part of the 400 Unit since the official formation of the band in 2008.
Most definitely, Jason Isbell and his new album Weathervanes with his backing band The 400 Unit is worthy of Grammy consideration. Most anyone with an objective ear would conclude this. But for some, none of this matters.
The Turnpike Troubadours, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and Charles Wesley Godwin have have all released landmark albums in 2023. They’ve decided to join forces to help kick off 2024.
Last Thursday through Saturday (Sept. 21-23) over 16,000 thousand people came together at the State Fair Grounds in beautiful Lewisburg, West Virginia to celebrate recovery, raise awareness and promote education…
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 are a lot of threads and tentacles to talk about and run down when it comes to the ultra viral explosion of Oliver Anthony and the video for his song “Rich Men North of Richmond.”
Here over 10 years later, country and Americana music continue to be significantly influenced by ‘Southeastern,’ evidenced by the emulation of the album’s songs by so many songwriters.
The Newport Folk Festival has birthed some iconic moments in its long, storied history. This moment may not end up as iconic as those previous ones, but who knows what the future holds.
It’s rather remarkable reflecting back 10 years at just how far independent country, roots music, and Americana have come in finding a seat at the table with their mainstream country counterparts.
Don’t call it a comeback. Jason Isbell has been the King of Americana ever since he released his album Southeastern 10 years ago this week. But nothing will ever be good enough when it’s measured against perfection.
The Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist is built to keep you informed on all the best songs and albums coming out right now in country music.
“I was so humbled when Tyler asked me to record the song,” says King. “And then earlier this year he surprised my fans and joined me on stage in Lexington, KY.”
‘Running With Our Eyes Closed’ delves into the making of Jason Isbell’s album ‘Reunions,’ and the conflict that arose with his wife Amanda Shires.
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.
Everybody calm down. It’s just the ACM Awards. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate that the good guys won.
We have reached the point of insanity these days with the amount of albums coming out each week in the greater country and roots realm. It’s like a full-time job just keeping track of it all, let alone navigate through the sea of releases to try and find what may be appeal to you.
Platforms like Twitter and Tik-Tok have been instrumental to the rise of artists outside of the musical industrial complex by connection them directly with fans, and circumventing the need for major labels or mass media to help performers find a sustainable audience in many instances.