country

Kim Richey Knows ‘Every New Beginning’ Starts with an Ending

Kim Richey Knows ‘Every New Beginning’ Starts with an Ending

Every New Beginning offers a listening place where one’s heart can grow wings through the magic of singer-songwriter Kim Richey’s art.

25 of the Best Country Songs of the 1990s

25 of the Best Country Songs of the 1990s

The sound of 1990s country was bigger and louder than ever before, and it reached far larger audiences than the genre had ever attained.

Jesse Daniel Counts the Miles Behind Him

Jesse Daniel Counts the Miles Behind Him

Jesse Daniel’s Countin’ the Miles reminds of the country music once was without sounding cliched. The songs are like the B-sides of old 45s on diner jukeboxes.

Emily Nenni Sings with a Twang on ‘Drive & Cry’

Emily Nenni Sings with a Twang on ‘Drive & Cry’

Emily Nenni’s Drive & Cry is an excellent example of how country music has evolved without necessarily changing. It all depends on who is singing.

Straight from No Man’s Land: A Conversation with Texas Bluesman Scott H. Biram

Straight from No Man’s Land: A Conversation with Texas Bluesman Scott H. Biram

To encounter Scott H. Biram live-and-in-person, you’d figure Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister had kin in Caldwell County, a distant cousin steeped in Willie Dixon and Lightnin Hopkins.

Kelsey Waldon Finds Inspiration In What Came Before Her

Kelsey Waldon Finds Inspiration In What Came Before Her

As Kelsey Waldon sings on Ola Belle Reed’s triumphant “I’ve Endured”, the Kentucky country artist knows these songs have lasted for a reason.

Scott Ballew Offers a Metaphysical View of Life on ‘Rio Bravo’

Scott Ballew Offers a Metaphysical View of Life on ‘Rio Bravo’

Scott Ballew’s metaphysical life lessons entertain us like a good movie with a cliffhanger ending. One doesn’t know what happens next—and that is the point.

Kacey Musgraves Returns to Her Roots on ‘Deeper Well’

Kacey Musgraves Returns to Her Roots on ‘Deeper Well’

Kacey Musgraves, like all of us, is just trying to learn how to sway in the face of life’s challenges, and she chooses to gift them to us in the form of songs.

Willis, Carper, and Leigh Are the ‘Wonder Women of Country’

Willis, Carper, and Leigh Are the ‘Wonder Women of Country’

Americana/country singer-songwriters Kelly Willis, Melissa Carper, and Brennen Leigh team up for the Wonder Women of Country and release their first EP.

9 Reasons to Yearn for Extra Innings Every Spring

9 Reasons to Yearn for Extra Innings Every Spring

At the inaugural Extra Innings Festival, spring swung into gear with baseball bats and an eclectic lineup of musicians. These players led our hit parade.

The Chaotic Life and Violent Decline of Legendary Drummer Jim Gordon

The Chaotic Life and Violent Decline of Legendary Drummer Jim Gordon

Famous for his session work with big names in rock, pop, folk, and jazz musicians, the drumming never stopped as Jim Gordon’s life and mind came apart.

What Taylor Swift, BTS, and Stromae Can Teach Us About Mental Health

What Taylor Swift, BTS, and Stromae Can Teach Us About Mental Health

Taylor Swift, BTS, and Stromae are at the frontlines of de-stigmatizing mental health challenges as something so relatable that they can make a hit song about it.