One of the most common misunderstandings when it comes to Black performers in country music is the legacy of Ray Charles. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2022, his legacy is regularly diminished.
Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion will once again be happening at Willie’s ranch just outside of Austin during the greater SXSW shindig, and it’s got a lineup super stacked with talent, including Tyler Childers.
Now Toby Keith is gone, and all that is left is a range of emotions that for many might be as strong as the ones people may feel for a close friend or family member, while for others they will be as complex as the man’s legacy itself.
Since pretty much every living soul on the planet right now was born, raised, and is living at a time when Willie Nelson was making music, it’s easy to overlook or take for granted just how remarkable this achievement is.
It’s a new year with new singles and a lot of new albums on the way. If the stuff we’re getting early in 2024 is any indication, it’s going to be another good year for good country music.
Here we are at the beginning of 2024, and you may be wondering if independent country artists and country legends will continue to see the same success and resurgence that they saw in 2023…
“I was gonna write a speech,” Johnson said as he took the podium. “But like everything else I did while I was here at Jacksonville State I have procrastinated until the last possible second.”
Many Willie songs were sung, some legendary collaborations ensued, Miranda Lambert’s fringe was longer than Snoop Dogg’s spliff, and pound for pound, it was more entertaining than any country music awards show.
Willie Nelson celebrated his 90th Birthday with two epic shows earlier this year at the Hollywood Bowl in California on April 29th and 30th. A massive list of performers was assembled to toast Willie.
Nominations for the 66th Annual Grammy Awards have just been revealed, with lots of interesting and worthy names popping up in multiple categories, including independent country artists vying for top prizes.
Earlier this year, Willie Nelson celebrated his 90th Birthday with two epic shows at the Hollywood Bowl in California on April 29th and 30th. A massive list of performers was assembled to toast Willie…
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While much of the media reported on Live Nation’s initiative verbatim and without scrutinizing it or digging too deep into the details, others are speaking out, saying its a lot of smoke an mirrors to take heat off the massive company.
The latest Maren Morris temper tantrum comes in the form of two new songs and videos released via an EP called The Bridge. It was serviced via Columbia Records out of New York as opposed to Sony Records Nashville.
In 90 years of life, some 75 years in music, and around a hundred original albums of one version or another, Willie Nelson has just about done it all. But he hadn’t done a bluegrass record until now.
Beginning on September 8th when Willie Nelson & Family played in Raleigh, North Carolina as part of this year’s traveling Outlaw Music Festival, Waylon Payne joined Willie Nelson’s band filling the shoes of his father.
Whether it was the Tickemaster monopoly, or a situation where the police in Oklahoma were running a speed trap and harassing otherwise law-abiding citizens, Zach Bryan saw something that he believed was unjust, and spoke up.
It can’t be emphasized enough just how busy the next five weeks will be when it comes to album releases. In the 15-year history of Saving Country Music, nothing has been experienced like this before.
The Texas Hill Country outside of Austin is filled with the authentic sounds of Texas country music. It also happens to be filled with a good handful of rare grasshopper species that researchers are just discovering.
The quality of talent was never the concern about FairWell Fest, and the weekend was one killer set after another. The concern was always about a big out-of-town promoter coming into local-oriented Central Oregon and taking over.
Breaking the moratorium on posts about the controversy surrounding Jason Aldean’s new song and video, “Try That in a Small Town” to dispel some misinformation that Saving Country Music has intimate knowledge of.
Unlike Jason Aldean’s “Try That In A Small Town,” there was no cancellation attempt. In fact, it was nominated for a Grammy Award. CMT didn’t ban it. They made a movie around it.
Every so often, it is important to stop down, pay tribute, and appreciate all of the living legends we still have around in country and roots music. These are the contributors who you can sometimes trace back to the very formations of country.
The emergence of “Loving You” in this moment really helps underscore why Bobbie Nelson should be regarded as way more than just Willie Nelson’s sister, and why Amanda Shires is much more than just Jason Isbell’s wife.