Articles tagged nashville

Emmylou Harris Has a Special Connection to Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium

Emmylou Harris: "Playing at the Ryman, especially on the stage of the Opry, is just an honor to join a tradition that’s been going on so long."

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With ‘Nashville’, ‘Sun Records’, CMT Aims to Reinvent Itself for Evolving Audience

As CMT refreshes its brand, one tradition will not be altered: its dedication to country music, an area in which the network has been much more progressive than its radio counterparts.

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6 Dec 2016 // 4:00 AM

Robert Altman, the Blackguard of American Elections

At times it feels as if Altman is forcing us to drink drain cleaner in order for us to feel the gut wrenching pain of the farce that American democracy has become.

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‘Country Comes to Town’ Illuminates Nashville’s and Country Music’s Internal Struggles

A fascinating piece of analysis about Music City, USA, Jeremy Hill's book is a thoughtful and thorough urban scholarship on origins and authenticity, among other things.

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Country Comes to Town: The Music Industry and the Transformation of Nashville

While some might think of country music as a repository of nostalgia, Hill argues that the genre is successful because its songs and its people address social and cultural issues as well as geographic change.

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Moon Taxi Marries Person and Professional On ‘Daybreaker’

Once known primarily for its live shows, Moon Taxi continues its glide toward become an established--and memorable--studio band.

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“Feeling the Notes”: An Interview with Anderson East

With his album Delilahon the horizon, Anderson East talks with PopMatters about the lead single "Satisfy Me" and connecting in the Nashville music scene.

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KiND - “Run Wild” (audio) (Premiere)

Summery synth sounds meet a "Fresh Prince of Bel Air-esque bassline" on "Run Wild", the new single by the Nashville indie pop outfit KiND.

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Country Fried Rock: Year of October

When you dive into Bandcamp to find new music outside of your normal circles, you sometimes hit paydirt. Enter: Year of October.

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Woody Pines - “Little Stella Blue” (audio) (Premiere)

Nashville troubadour Woody Pines' "Little Stella Blue" is a touching tribute to his niece, the titular Stella, who battled a rare form of cancer at a young age.

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Country Fried Rock: Sam Lewis Interview

With a country soul voice complemented by some of Nashville's top session and touring players, Sam Lewis's original songs sparkle.

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Blackfoot Gypsies - “Under My Skin” (video) (Premiere)

Ritualistic chicken murder and devilish uses of a voodoo doll: these are just a few things found in the music video for the swampy blues rock of the Nashville group Blackfoot Gypsies.

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The Grahams - “Biscuits” (audio) (Premiere)

"Biscuits" is a musical exercise in the "earthy appreciation of sensual pleasures" by the Brooklyn/Nashville duo the Grahams.

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Sam Lewis - “Little Time” (video) (Premiere)

Watch the Nashville transplant Sam Lewis play a stripped-down version of "Little Time", a number from his forthcoming Waiting on You LP.

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Ryan Culwell - “I Think I’ll Be Their God” (video) (Premiere)

Ryan Culwell strolls and sings through a Nashville construction site in his latest music video, "I Think I'll Be Their God".

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Fable Cry - “Onion Grin” (audio) (Premiere)

For a bleak yet wildly fun cabaret tale that mishmashes the styles of Gogol Bordello and Danny Elfman, Fable Cry's "Onion Grin" will do just the trick.

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‘Producing Country’ Is Great Oral History

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.

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‘Outlaw’ Is an Entertaining, Authoritative Account of Nashville’s Rebel Years

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.

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Will Hoge is one of many who came to Nashville looking for a big break in Music City. Safe money is on his not anticipating receiving it via a van collision.

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8 Sep 2010 // 9:59 PM

Jerry Castle: Don’t Even Ask

Castle is a singer whose potential is inversely proportional to his inability to shrug off the conventions of middle-of-the-road country music.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Becomes the 'Beholder'

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"It's easy to think that we would never be complicit with the dictates of an authoritarian regime, but Beholder reveals how complicated such choices can become.

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