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The Best Country Music of 2011
6 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM
At first it seemed like an especially quiet year in country music, and in some ways it might have been. At the same time, country is country: it rolls on.
On Country Music Outsiders... and Fakers
11 Mar 2014 // 8:15 PM
Let's compare Eric Church's macho, white-power Outsiders to some newly reissued country outsiders from the '70s, the out-gay-country group Lavender Country.
Bruce Springsteen, Country Music Idol?
9 Aug 2012 // 5:20 PM
Country singers of all stripes have covered or referenced Bruce Springsteen in their songs, yet the reasons they do so, and what they see in his songs, is not as easy to read as you might expect.
Eric Church: The Outsiders
20 Feb 2014 // 8:05 PM
Eric Church is not as hard as he wants you to think, but his softness is what makes him interesting.
Eric Church: Carolina
2 Apr 2009 // 4:00 PM
It’s a testament to the quality of the songwriting that, of Eric Church's two albums, Carolina actually qualifies as the more distinctive one and the better one.
The 2015 Grammy Awards: Ranking the Performances
9 Feb 2015 // 6:30 AM
If you missed “music's biggest night”, or just want to relive it, here are all of the performances.
Eric Church Leads 48th Academy of Country Music Nominations
14 Feb 2013 // 10:35 PM
LOS ANGELES — Lionize your rock and country heroes in songs and good things will follow — it worked for Taylor Swift, who launched her career six