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When good TV goes bad: how Nashville turned country music into a trashy panto

The super-soapy drama didn’t so much jump the shark as partake in a furious exhibition of shark dressage that continues to this day<p>In October 2012, Taylor Swift abandoned her cowboy boots with fourth album Red. Country music needed a new saviour: a bankable female act to split a sea of …

The Dixie Chicks - Country's Most Powerful Women of All Time

It's impossible to ignore the heavy influence the Dixie Chicks have had on today's country music women. The multi-faceted trio from Texas were a …

No. 6: Patsy Cline - Country's Most Powerful Women

Of course, we can't list country music's most powerful women of all time without including Patsy Cline. Despite a tragically short life, her …

No. 4: Reba McEntire: Country's Most Powerful Women

Reba McEntire's career spoke for itself when it came time to decide country music's most powerful women. Known simply as Reba for years now, the …

Rhiannon Giddens Scores with "Community and Connection" Keynote Address

Nashville, TN – Rhiannon Giddens, Co-Founder of Carolina Chocolate Drops, 2016 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo recipient and …

Bluegrass Music

Another country: can Shania Twain's new album prove her staying power?

She once set the template for country to pop crossovers, but 15 years since her last album, the landscape in Nashville has shifted, leaving her behind<p>Shania Twain’s team said in her early years she had chosen the name Shania because it translated to “on my way” in Ojibwe, the language of her late …

Linda Ronstadt: 'I don’t like any of my albums'

The country music legend has won 11 Grammys, made 28 studio albums and worked with everyone from Paul Simon to Frank Zappa. She says listening to any of it now is horrifying<p><b>Hi, Linda. It has been 40 years since the release of your hugely successful album Simple Dreams</b> <b>(1). Do you have happy memories</b> …

World Cafe Nashville: Poly

Larissa Maestro travels far and wide within the Nashville music scene. She's a classically trained cellist and musical theater nerd who has recorded sessions with country and Americana stars ranging from The Band Perry to Margo Price to Deer Tick to Wanda Jackson. She co-founded the community-based …

The Arts

Review: Miley Cyrus, Shania Twain Reinvent Themselves Via Country Roots on New LPs

Miley Cyrus' 'Younger Now' and Shania Twain's 'Now' explore the expansively chaotic world of contemporary country pop.<p>There's always been something …

Country Music