Articles tagged country

24 Jun 2016 // 2:15 AM

Luke Bell: Luke Bell

Luke Bell's debut handily assists in saving country music.

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For The Time Being: Robbie Fulks Reflects on His Rural Heritage With ‘Upland Stories’

For a moment Robbie Fulks worried that he'd gone to the well of southern life one too many times. Then he decided to embrace the kind of music and stories he loves best. The result? A new career high with the album Upland Stories.

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10 Jun 2016 // 10:10 AM

Jerry Castle - “She Kills” (video) (premiere)

Nashville singer-songwriter Jerry Castle has taken a novel route to mental enhancement as a means of sparking creativity. He’s not talking about cannabis, but

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Bill Kirchen and Austin de Lone - “Hounds of the Bakersfield” (audio) (premiere)

Commander Cody legend Bill Kirchen and pub rock master Austin de Lone unite for an exciting new Americana album, Transatlanticana.

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley - “Leave My Woman Alone” (audio) (premiere)

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley can seriously burn up the fretboard with some of the most amazing country playing you'll hear anywhere.

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Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen - “West Texas Rain” (audio) (premiere)

Texas singer-songwriters Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen are releasing a stellar live acoustic album Watch This on June 3rd.

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Western Centuries - “Hallucinations” (audio) (premiere)

Seattle's Western Centuries keep the fire alight for real honest to goodness honky tonk country music.

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20 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

Keith Urban: Ripcord

Keith Urban is a 48-year-old student of the game (popular music). This album is his playground. He’s trying out various things -- adapting -- while staying very much the same.

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19 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

Terry Allen: Juarez

Forty-plus years later this little-known Terry Allen album deserves a larger audience, a new and much bigger set of listeners to puzzle over this eccentric classic.

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18 May 2016 // 2:12 PM

The Last Gunfighter: Songwriter Guy Clark Passes Away at 74

The man whose songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, David Allan Coe, The Highwaymen, and countless others succumbs to time’s cruel cue that the only token of permanence we have to offer are the effects of shared moments and memories.

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13 May 2016 // 11:48 AM

Sara Watkins - “Move Me” (Singles Going Steady)

"Move Me" is a melodically ambitious roots-folk stomper that injects a singer-songwriter moodiness into the straightforward vigor of '60s rock 'n' roll.

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Darrell Scott: Couchville Sessions

As a preservationist, Scott understands how to treasure resources.

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Al Scorch: Circle Round the Signs

Chicago-based and smarter than most, Al Scorch gives us a record that feels genuine, touching and wise.

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6 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

Cyndi Lauper: Detour

Still just wanting to have fun, a former pop princess goes country with mixed results.

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Josh Williams: Modern Day Man

Following a tumultuous road to recovery, Williams makes for a fine return to making country and bluegrass music.

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Sturgill Simpson: A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Sturgill Simpson's latest musical offspring is a love letter we can all cherish.

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String Cheese Incident Brings March Madness to San Diego’s North Park

The counterculture remains blessed to have a band like the String Cheese Incident still dedicated to delivering exploratory jams framed in a socially-conscious context.

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Merle Haggard, Prolific Country Music Outlaw, Dies at 79

Haggard’s scores of plain, rough-livin’ character songs made him a critics’ choice for one of the leading songwriters of his generation.

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Holding on to Hag: Remembering Merle Haggard 1937-2016

Merle Haggard died at age 79, leaving behind a legacy of authentic country music.

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Loretta Lynn - “Lay Me Down” feat. Willie Nelson (Singles Going Steady)

"Lay Me Down" is a moving, inspiring, and meaningful piece of country music, qualities of which the modern genre seems to have nearly lost all connection to.

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"the static speaks my name creates an uncomfortable intimacy between the player and the protagonist.

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