Big & Rich
- Did It for the Party (B$R, 2017)
Articles and Interviews
Music is probably the most promiscuous of all the art forms, with all of the various branches of the harmonics family tree occasionally reinvigorating their bloodlines by accepting a graft or two from another branch. It's been going on for as long as there's been music, but that doesn't stop the purists from raising a hue and cry every time it happens anew. History is now repeating itself again with Big & Rich's first album "Horse of a Different Color" taking over the charts, and its ...
Editorials and Country Musings
Kudos to Carrie Underwood for pushing the effort to combat malaria in Africa. In early May, Underwood went to Angola to publicize and participate in the battle. Underwood, an American Idol winner, went to the southern African country as part of the American Idol "Idol Gives Back" charity effort. Underwood delivered bed nets and backpacks with school supplies at an orphanage. The bed nets help prevent people being bitten by mosquitoes and contracting malaria. She later visited a health center helping pregnant women with malaria counseling and treatment. ...
In 1976, I heard The Ramones for the first time, and it changed my life. Their music was so different from anything I'd ever experienced and awakened such strong feelings in me that I always had a strange urge to write RAMONES all over the wall, a compulsion I successfully resisted in all but one instance. (Sorry, Mom!) I was wrong in several of my predictions about the punk pioneers; they never got to be bigger than the Beatles, but they did change rock and roll music forever. ...