As CMT refreshes its brand, one tradition will not be altered: its dedication to country music, an area in which the network has been much more progressive than its radio counterparts.
14 Mar 2017
At times it feels as if Altman is forcing us to drink drain cleaner in order for us to feel the gut wrenching pain of the farce that American democracy has become.
05 Dec 2016
A fascinating piece of analysis about Music City, USA, Jeremy Hill's book is a thoughtful and thorough urban scholarship on origins and authenticity, among other things.
06 Jul 2016
It was a Sunday when Jim Lauderdale bumped into an old friend. Before he knew it it was Tuesday and he was on his way to making two new albums.
10 Mar 2016
Anderson East passed out roses and riled up hearts as his tour rolled through New York for a sold-out headlining show ahead of Valentine's Day.
18 Feb 2016
Once known primarily for its live shows, Moon Taxi continues its glide toward become an established--and memorable--studio band.
01 Nov 2015
Ruby Amanfu possess a beautiful, smokey voice that can elicit tears. Watch her video for "Shadow on the Wall" and catch her on tour.
07 Oct 2015
Going hand-in-hand with the ongoing museum exhibit of the same name, A New Music City does an outstanding job defining the sweeping influence of Dylan and Cash throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
25 Jun 2015
Nashville musical mystic Stone Jack Jones has released his newest single, "Circumstance", a song where a lone banjo gives way to rising and falling verses, with spectral vocals creaking throughout a long-rotten homestead on late autumn winds.
23 Oct 2014
In 2012, you could be forgiven for being dismissive of the country music genre entirely -- to a point. For as long as country exists as a genre, there will be songwriters who are devoted to embodying their own vision of what “country” means, which sometimes means pushing the genre around.
Dave Heaton, Jedd Beaudoin, Josh Langhoff, Steve Leftridge
06 Dec 2012
Some trends and figures are going to be left out, but this is the most comprehensive examination of country music in North America from 1922 to the present.
23 Aug 2012
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