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Features

Tuesday, December 14 2010

The Best Country Music of 2010

The synthesis of the past, present and future is so much of what country music is about these days. The traditions haven’t disappeared, but the music is changing all of the time.


Wednesday, December 17 2008

The Best Country Music of 2008

The year's best country music may be topped by archival releases from deceased artists, but the living managed to offer a strong alternative to the Nashvegas machine.


Tuesday, November 18 2008

Prisoners Are the Best Audience: The Challenge of 'At Folsom Prison'

Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison wasn't a pivotal live album or country album or Cash album -- it was a piece of history unto itself, flaws and all.


Thursday, January 24 2008

The Best Music DVDs of 2007

The last few years have seen some mind-blowing DVD repackaging of a wide variety of musically projects. 2007 is the best yet.


Saturday, December 23 2006

Best Albums of 2006

At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.


Columns

Wednesday, July 30 2014

When the Man in Black Went to Bat for Native America

A recasting of Johnny Cash's most controversial album, Bitter Tears, raises questions about the inclusiveness of American music.


Tuesday, November 16 2010

Rosanne Cash: More Than Just a Legend's Daughter

Rosanne Cash’s lyricism plays on the page as if she’s on stage with guitar in hand. You can hear the music as you read. PopMatters Jaime Karnes talks with this gifted writer of songs and stories.


Sunday, April 26 2009

Killing Him Didn’t Make Her Love Go Away

Violence in music begets violence in music: female artists reclaim the murder ballad.


Tuesday, November 25 2008

Who Says Country Can't Hip-Hop?

Poverty, crime, disenfranchisement, sinning, saving, and no-account women: Stereotypical subjects of the average country song, or the average hip-hop song?


Reviews

Tuesday, March 25 2014

Johnny Cash: Out Among the Stars

For all of its faults, this album speaks to the variety of Cash's immense body of work in a way that the much-celebrated Rick Rubin recordings simply do not.


Monday, May 27 2013

'Ring of Fire': Jewel as June Carter Cash

Ring of Fire offers a glimpse into the opportunities and costs June encountered, as she transitioned from her place in the Carter Family ("the First Family of Country Music") to being married to Johnny.


Thursday, May 17 2012

Johnny Cash: Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth

He can make a nonbeliever appreciate his beliefs by not, ahem, lording them over another person, but just by sharing his joy.


Monday, December 5 2011

Johnny Cash: Bootleg Vol. 3: Live Around the World

This two-disc set provides a pretty compelling look at Cash, sometimes as a study, but often simply as a strange sort of concert.


Tuesday, July 12 2011

'Johnny Cash's American Recordings': The Man in Black Comes Back Around

After Tony Tost gets all the God -- versus-Devil, dissolution and drugs -- versus rightousness and good works, and sancity -- versus-sex metaphors and references off his chest, he settles down to offer opinionated insights into each individual song on the album.


Blogs

Tuesday, February 28 2012

Print the Legend: The Man in Black at 80

The late Johnny Cash (who would've turned 80 this month) was a combination of Keith Richards, Elvis Presley, and Public Enemy. Only he did it first, and no one before or since ever did it quite like him.


Thursday, August 19 2010

Johnny Cash Sings About a Flood (with help from Biff)

Unfortunately, floods are back in the news. Over 20 million people in Pakistan have been impacted by the high water and more than 1,500 people have been


News

Sunday, February 21 2010

Johnny Cash: The Hospice Sessions

Let me tell you a story about my dad and Johnny Cash. Many American music lovers of a certain age could spin out such a


Wednesday, January 13 2010

Johnny Cash's final studio album, 'American VI,' coming Feb. 26

"American VI: Ain't No Grave," the final studio album by Johnny Cash, will be released Feb. 26, timed to what would have been the Man in


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