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Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer To Release ‘Not Dark Yet’ In August

Jessica Nicholson • May 24, 2017 •<p>Artists and sisters <b>Shelby Lynne</b> and <b>Allison Moorer</b> will release their long-awaited collaboration album <i>Not Dark Yet</i> …

Music

AmericanaFest Announces 2017 Initial Lineup

The Americana Music Association has just announced the initial 100 names of showcasing artists who will be gracing stages all around Nashville …

David Letterman's Interview With Elizabeth Cook: Six Things We Learned

Retired late-night host and longtime bandleader Paul Shaffer were guests on Sirius XM's Outlaw Country station<p>David Letterman makes a rare appearance …

Comedy

Freight Train Boogie Show #382

<b>FTB Show #382</b> features the new self-titled album by <b>Colter Wall</b>. We also have new music by and more. Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB …

Americana

David Letterman to co-host episode of SiriusXM country music show

David Letterman will co-host a special edition of Elizabeth Cook's SiriusXM country music show "Apron Strings."

Music

Don't Worry, Your MP3s Are Safe: A Frank Discussion On The Future Of A Format

When you stream a song on Spotify, it's delivered in an audio format — imagine these formats to be containers as literal as a phonograph record — cheekily named "Ogg Vorbis." YouTube, one of the most popular music streaming "services" in the world by volume, prefers something called AAC, or …

Audiophile

Songs from the Gut

John Prine, the original “new Dylan,” has always written songs with a deep heart and a strong empathy for the people who go unseen. Veterans ensnared …

Bob Dylan

Austin Singer-Songwriter Jimmy LaFave Has Passed Away

<b>Jimmy LaFave</b> <b><br>July 12, 1955 – May 21, 2017</b><p><i>The LaFave Family regrets to inform Jimmy’s friends and fans across the world that the</i> Austin based</i> …

Music

Old-School Singer Colter Wall: 'I Wouldn't Say Country Music Is Dead'

Canadian songwriter releases his Dave Cobb-produdced debut album on May 12th<p>Buzzed-about country singer Colter Wall releases his self-titled debut …

Music

Hear Americana Underdog Slaid Cleaves' Sharp New 'Drunken Barber's Hand'

Track, which appears on the songwriter's upcoming album 'Ghost on the Car Radio,' nods to Yeats' "The Second Coming"<p>Slaid Cleaves may be the …

Music

Song Review- Jason Isbell’s “If We Were Vampires”

Amid warnings to steal ourselves for a decidedly more rock presentation when Jason Isbell releases his newest record <i>The Nashville Sound</i> June 16th—on …

Vampires

I Love You, Jimmy

As midnight neared Thursday at the every-last-seat-sold Paramount Theater, Jimmy LaFave’s 10 minutes onstage turned the show’s refrain back on his …

Born Again

Sixty-five years into her recording career, Mavis Staples’ incomparable voice and infectious spirit are truly wonders to behold.<p>Born in 1939 to …

Chris Stapleton on drinking, hobnobbing and letting his songs ‘get some age on ’em’

Chris Stapleton doesn’t have much use for beer.<p>The country singer was kicked back in a Beverly Hills hotel suite when his wife, Morgane, offered a round of cold ones to a small group of folks gathered on a recent afternoon.<p>“You don’t drink beer,” Morgane said, gesturing to her husband as she handed …

Music

Songs We Love: Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, 'If We Were Vampires'

There are many different ways to write a wedding song. Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry looked to their own recent nuptials for inspiration, penning "Chapel Of Love." Paul Williams and Roger Nichols wrote "We've Only Just Begun" for a Crocker Bank commercial. Dolly Parton wrote the recent "Forever …

Marriage

2017 Americana Honors and Awards – An Expert’s Breakdown and Rundown Of The Nominees

On Tuesday May 9th, the Americana Music Association revealed the nominees for the 2017 Americana Honors and Awards. As the Grammy’s have turned into …

Music

Willie Nelson Urges Jeff Sessions To Smoke Some Pot

The country music legend also shares his thoughts on President Donald Trump.<p>Country music legend Willie Nelson has some advice for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said marijuana is only “slightly less awful” than heroin.<p>Nelson, a longtime advocate for legal pot, told Rolling Stone:<p>“I wonder if …

Jeff Sessions

PBS Series 'American Epic' Explores Our Musical Roots, With Help From Jack White & T Bone Burnett

In the 1920s, music labels were eager to reinvent themselves as they faced potentially devastating declines in record sales due to the rise in …

Taj Mahal

Holly Williams Has a Good Excuse for the Delay in New Music

For the better part of two years now, country music fans with any sort of taste have been waiting not-so-patiently for the long-awaited arrival of …

Music

Otis Gibbs On Mountain Stage

Alt-country singer-songwriter Otis Gibbs makes his debut on <i>Mountain Stage</i>, recorded live on the campus of East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. The East Nashville raconteur has made a name for himself over the years as host of the cult-favorite podcast <i>Thanks For Giving A Damn</i>, …

Music

Watch Sam Outlaw's Carefree Live 'Say It to Me'

California singer and band strum their way through tune from his latest album 'Tenderheart'<p>Sam Outlaw sounds almost happy to know he's possibly being …

Music

'American Epic': Inside Jack White and Friends' Obsessive Roots-Music Doc

How new film traces the evolution of blues, country and more – and reconnects musicians from Nas to Willie Nelson with long-lost recording …

Taj Mahal

Chris Stapleton - From A Room, Vol. 1

Freight Train Boogie Show #381

<b>FTB Show #381</b> features the new self-titled album by <b>Joan Shelley</b>. We also have new music by and more. Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB …

Literature

Album Review – “Colter Wall” (Self-Titled)

Like opening an old chest long ago stashed away in an attic or crawl space and ages forgotten, but once it’s cracked and the odoriferous concoctions …

Comics

8 Legendary Artists on Our Bluegrass Bucket List

<i>It was 2012 which taught me that, even though bluegrass is a relatively young genre, I was taking that young age for granted. In just a few months,</i> …

Americana Music Association℠ Announces 2017 Honors & Awards Nominees | AmericanaMusic.org

<b>Americana Music Association℠ Announces its 2017 Honors & Awards Nominees <br>During An Intimate Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum</b><p>The …

Sturgill Simpson

Light in the Attic dusts off Tumbleweed Records, a Denver label lost to time

In the 1970s, about a century after the Colorado Gold Rush, Denver’s music—scene attracted—a different influx of bearded hopefuls—with twinkles in …

Music

10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: May 2017

From a country-soul chanteuse to a hard-stomping band of Southern rockers<p><b>Sounds Like:</b> The richly layered storytelling of John Prine, the …

Music