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Jaime Wyatt is a fantastic country singer that has just released her third album, "Feel Good," and is currently on her first headlining tour. This trek has taken her to places and venues where she's never played before and has been a heartening success.
Rodney Crowell's career is littered with butterfly-effect decisions that, in retrospect, represent life-altering milestones along the singer/songwriter's star-crossed path. If the Houston native hadn't moved to Nashville at age 22, he wouldn't have been discovered by Jerry Reed...
Steve Earle pays tribute to one of his mentors and heroes, Jerry Jeff Walker, on "Jerry Jeff," which follows his "GUY" tribute to Guy Clark and "TOWNES" tribute to Townes Van Zandt. Earle has called these projects a necessary form of therapy, as each of these great artists have passed on.
The title track to James McMurtry's "The Horses and the Hounds" plays out like one of those great running songs, namely Merle Haggard's "The Fugitive." "Lord I've been running for so long I just can't find a way back home," McMurtry sings, in that enjoyable deadpan vocal tone of his. When the Haggard song is mentioned, though, McMurtry responds, "I don't really remember.
Back before the world retreated into makeshift fallout shelters for a year of Netflix binging, board games and what Warren Zevon referred to as splendid isolation, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Shannon McNally was invited to play a Music City benefit concert.
By their own admission Track45 hails from a town that is "big enough for a WalMart and a Waffle House, but not a Target or a Starbucks." Ironically, Meridian, Miss. (population (41,148) is the birthplace of the father of country music, Jimmy Rodgers. The harmony-driven sibling trio of Track45 includes Ben Johnson and his infectiously bubbly sisters Jenna and KK.

Concert Reviews

No Willie at Outlaw Music Festival, but Lukas, Dylan, Krauss + Plant make up for that

The creator of the Outlaw Music Festival was not there in the flesh, but he was there in song and spirit. That's the case when your son, aka Lukas Nelson, has the same timbre and vocal quality. The elder Nelson, 91, was recuperating from an undisclosed illness and was slated to return to action in two days. ...

Top hasn't "gone country"; he is country

Country traditionalist Zach Top had the perfect introduction as he was about to hit the stage for his sold-out show. Over the loudspeakers filtered out not some modern rock song masquerading as country, but Alan Jackson's "Gone Country." The song throws darts at those newbies who make ...

Prine blazes his own trail

Fame can be a blessing or a curse – especially when you're the son of a famous one. That's what Tommy Prine – son of the late great songwriter and singer John Prine – lives with. The name accounted for a large crowd for him at Newport Folk Festival last year playing on a side ...

Less may be more for Isbell, and that's just fine

If bigger is better, than smaller worked just great tonight for Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit. Depending on the night, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit may be playing before 3,500 or so as they did tonight at a sold-out show or looking ahead to tomorrow night, tens of thousands opening for Zach Bryan at ...

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