Thursday, May 17 2012
At 79, Willie Nelson can still sing the hell out of the right song, but the songwriter is likely to be somebody else.
Thursday, October 13 2011
The only thing more exciting than the release of 12 previously unrecorded Hank Williams lyrics is the group of artists recruited to put them together.
Friday, October 7 2011
Merle Haggard's new album sounds good, but doesn't add anything to his legacy.
Wednesday, September 22 2010
Marty Stuart recorded his latest album in the old RCA Studio B in Nashville where so many classic albums were recorded, including those he made with Lester Flatts’ band when Stuart was a prodigy at a mere 13 years of age.
Thursday, September 2 2010
Though Marty Stuart is arguably a country artist’s country musician—virtuosic and omnipresent yet unknown to mainstream listeners—he still cuts a commanding figure.
Tuesday, May 11 2010
The legendary "poet of the common man" talks to PopMatters about the state of country music today, his friendship with Johnny Cash and why he hasn’t liked a president since Ronald Reagan.
Tuesday, April 27 2010
Tuesday, September 29 2009
Wednesday, November 19 2008
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.
Monday, October 20 2008
At a first glance, country music seems traditionally allied with the sort of down-home, small-town ethics and values touted by the Republicans. But the politics of country music has never been a simple red or blue.