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.
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.
Thursday, January 20 2011
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.
Wednesday, September 8 2010
Castle is a singer whose potential is inversely proportional to his inability to shrug off the conventions of middle-of-the-road country music.
Wednesday, October 7 2009
Sunday, March 1 2009
Going to Nashville to become country at this point is a little like going to New York City to become the Velvet Underground.
Thursday, September 13 2007
Tuesday, June 19 2007
When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.
Thursday, October 12 2006
Call the music on Nashville roots, Americana, country, blues or any combination thereof; the album is a transcendental listening experience irrespective of genre.
Wednesday, March 23 2005
Josh Rouse cements his reputation as a superb artist in the vein of Aimee Mann or Jackson Browne, but with more musical variety.