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Chris Stapleton Moves Forward on ‘Starting Over’

Chris Stapleton Moves Forward on ‘Starting Over’

Starting Over doesn't do so much of what its title suggests as it builds on Chris Stapleton's solid foundation across rootsy music for another decisive step forward.

The 80 Best Albums of 2015

The 80 Best Albums of 2015

Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.

Farm Aid Reminds One to Think Globally, Act Locally

Farm Aid Reminds One to Think Globally, Act Locally

The annual Farm Aid benefit festival was held in Connecticut for the first time and included performances from Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves and more.

This Is American Music: An Interview with Superproducer Dave Cobb

This Is American Music: An Interview with Superproducer Dave Cobb

We chat with Dave Cobb, four-time Grammy award-winning Americana producer, about his production work at RCA's Studio A, the significance of musical teamwork, historical lineage, and the state of the music industry.

Chris Stapleton: From A Room, Vol. 2

Chris Stapleton: From A Room, Vol. 2

It's Chris Stapleton's grasp on the constant joys in life despite the troubles that makes his music essential and enduring.

The Best Country Music of 2017

The Best Country Music of 2017

There are many fine country musicians making music that is relevant and affecting in these troubled times. Here are ten of our favorites.

Chris Stapleton – “Broken Halos” (Singles Going Steady)

Chris Stapleton – “Broken Halos” (Singles Going Steady)

If we could get Chris Stapleton and Zakk Wylde to make an album together that might the ultimate.
Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away” (Singles Going Steady)

Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away” (Singles Going Steady)

Chris Stapleton succeeds at making one of those tracks you swore you already knew, but just forgot the words to. Nothing fancy, but that’s the point.
The 58th Grammy Awards: Authenticity Is the Hardest Thing to Fake

The 58th Grammy Awards: Authenticity Is the Hardest Thing to Fake

Amidst the numerous deaths of pop music icons, we thought the Grammys might do something soulful this year. Lamar and Howard, at least, gave us what we needed.
Guessing the Grammys 2016: Expect Weirdness

Guessing the Grammys 2016: Expect Weirdness

Speculating on the nominees' odds in a dozen big categories.
The Best New / Emerging Artists of 2015

The Best New / Emerging Artists of 2015

There was no shortage of new and exciting music in 2015. From the rise of a major new jazz talent challenging boundaries to ever more experimental R&B, this crop of artists gave us a lot of great music this year.
Chris Stapleton Plays “Might As Well Get Stoned” on ‘Late Night’

Chris Stapleton Plays “Might As Well Get Stoned” on ‘Late Night’

Chris Stapleton is one of the most exciting artists in country music today.

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