Articles and Interviews
Mark McGuinn's "Mrs. Steven Rudy" is the surprise hit single of the year. It's surprising in that it came from the independent VFR label and also because it's by a previously unknown artist. Additionally, McGuinn is an unlikely looking new country star. He doesn't sport a cowboy hat. Instead, he wears horn-rimmed glasses and a backwards golf cap (but not a beret, as some have mistakenly reported) on the cover of his self-titled debut album. The unexpectedness of this success story is also supported by the sound of his music, which includes prominent banjo and even numerous drum loops. ...