Friday, September 19 2014
This is an exceptional read on how records get made. We learn how producers coaxed great performances, made power deals, and generally had a good time.
Wednesday, June 4 2014
Here's a chart-baiting country album that also happens to be an exploration of the spoils, perils, and hypocrisies of female stardom.
Tuesday, May 20 2014
On the occasion of the release of Blue Smoke, Dolly Parton talks to PopMatters about her songwriting process, her legacy, and the stories behind her strongest collection of songs in years.
Tuesday, May 13 2014
For a genre that seems to be split between bubblegum and alternative, Sturgill Simpson is a breath of fresh air.
Thursday, April 17 2014
With a recent Grammy in hand and momentum on his side, a Nashville legend returns to the studio with some old friends.
Tuesday, April 15 2014
With his rendition of "Tennessee Waltz" for his 1964 Copacabana shows, Sam Cooke proceeded to do the impossible: he made the waltz swing.
Monday, July 15 2013
Three of country music's biggest names, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, and how they changed one of America's most conservative music scenes.
Tuesday, April 2 2013
Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie “Prince” Billy pay tribute to the Everlys with What the Brothers Sang, and the Chapin Sisters with A Date With the Everly Brothers, in their new tribute albums.
Wednesday, February 22 2012
Like punk rock and heavy metal, country music has a formula and violating that formula is a kind of betrayal, a heresy for which one may not be forgiven. In Americana, such betrayals and unexpected turns are often welcomed.
Friday, February 3 2012
Shelby Lynne performs live for you on 6 February 2012.