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Reviews of bluegrass music releases

BRAD HUDSON, "Next New Heartache," Pinecastle. 12 tracks<p>Brad Hudson was one of those child prodigies in bluegrass, picking and singing from a young …

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Live Like a Local: Where to Stay, Play, Drink and Dine in Nashville

By Shea Peters Nov. 22nd, 2017<p>Photo Credit: Laure Joliet / Kimpton Aertson<p>As a born Nashvillian, it’s interesting to see how the city is perceived in …

Shania Twain

Billy Ray Cyrus and Daughter Noah Cyrus Get Funky in ‘Tulsa Time’ Remix

Country goes clubbing in Billy Ray Cyrus’ remixed version of the late Don Williams’ classic “Tulsa Time,” featuring duet vocals from Cyrus’ daughter, …

Conway Twitty is back on vinyl for the first time in 26 years

CLOSE<p>Country legend Loretta Lynn talks about Conway Twitty, her start in country music and more.<p>Conway Twitty has a new record out.<p>You read that …

‘The Voice’ top 12 recap: One of the best nights in the show’s history

<i>The Voice</i> Season 13 finally went live this Monday, and it genuinely shocks me to type this, since this season started out so underwhelmingly… but …

Adam Levine

CMT Crossroads To Pair Kesha and Old Crow Medicine Show

<i>CMT Crossroads</i> is the only place to see Kesha on the same stage with Old Crow Medicine Show.<p>The pop star and legendary Americana band are slated for …

Kesha

Shocking Omissions: Patty Loveless' 'When Fallen Angels Fly'

<i>This essay is one in a series celebrating deserving artists or albums not included on NPR Music's list of 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women.</i><p>"Break us down by our elements / and you might think He failed," comes the voice, soulful and deep from the holler strong, of Patty Loveless over an acoustic …

Music

94 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, November 18

Looking for something to do on Saturday? <i>The Straight</i>’s got you covered. Here are 94 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, November</b> …

Vancouver

Jade Bird is singing her way across America

Jade Bird is happily gigging her way across America. Aside from a few previous appearances in the States, including some opening slots for the band First Aid Kit, this is the first full-on U.S. tour for the 19-year-old British singer-songwriter.<p>She's just finished up a show at Club Dada in Dallas …

Dwight Yoakam

Watch Van Morrison Perform At The Americana Honors & Awards

This past September at the 16th annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony in Nashville, the Americana Music Association handed out a number of prestigious awards for Album of the Year (<i>A Sailor's Guide To Earth</i> by Sturgill Simpson), Artist of the Year (John Prine), Emerging Artist of the Year …

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Taylor Swift Returning to Country Music With 'New Year's Day'

Expect to hear new Taylor Swift music on country radio soon. The country-turned-pop mega-star is releasing a new song called "New Year's Day" to …

Taylor Swift

G&G November Playlist: Songs of Resilience

Artists ranging from Julien Baker and Margo Price to Dolly Parton and WIllie Nelson populate this fall playlist, which celebrates the power of music in difficult times<p>Sometimes tumultuous times bring out the best in songwriters. And if there’s a theme to <i>Garden & Gun</i>’s November playlist, it is the …

Dolly Parton

'Won’t it be a fine day when anthology specifically focused on women journalists won’t make any sense?”

This week we spotlighted talented women on Storyboard — be they writers, performers or proto-feminists of the 18th century. I love this quote from …

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The True Spirit Of Country Music Is Sturgill Simpson Calling Trump ‘A Fascist F**king Pig’

The Grammy winner sang outside the CMAs to make his point.<p>Sturgill Simpson has spent his entire career in country music bucking Nashville’s establishment kingmakers. An outlaw in the mold of Merle Haggard, the singer infuses his music with everything from Buddhist-sounding contemplations of life’s …

Sturgill Simpson

The Country Music Awards Got Very Political Last Night & It Was Excellent

There was a lot of discussion about how the CMAs (Country Music Awards) would tackle gun violence at their show in the wake of the Las Vegas and …

Las Vegas

The music man

I have lately been pondering what it means to be a man. Manliness and manhood incorporate so many ideas of responsibility and strength, compassion …

5(ish) Questions: Holly Gleason and 'Woman Walk the Line: How the Women of Country Music Changed Our Lives'

We all know music has the power to change us. I sometimes indulge in a “Sliding Doors” reverie, wondering what path my life might have taken if I …

Country Music

Emi Sunshine - new music with an old sound

At 13 years old, Emi Sunshine is already an accomplished singer, musician and songwriter. She’s a fresh face in Americana music, yet her sound is …

Bluegrass Music

Coal workers deserve opportunity and support, not false promises about reviving their industry

Coal mining is tough and dangerous work. In the movie <i>Coal Miner’s Daughter</i>, country star Loretta Lynn’s husband Doolittle sums it up this way, “There …

Energy

Isbell, Lambert, Stapleton Bring Americana Flavor to CMA Album Competition

When <b>Jason Isbell</b> set his fall touring schedule, he left a hole on the calendar for Sept. 13 to perform during the Americana Music Honors & Awards. …

Chris Stapleton

55 Moments From Years Past That Made the CMA Awards Worth Watching

The CMA Awards always bring out the biggest stars in country music, but what really makes the show special are all the electrifying performances and unexpected surprises. In 2015, Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton gave us the country duet we never knew we needed, and in 2016, Beyoncé shocked us …

Award Shows

Monetizing SoundCloud, Banning Loretta Lynn, Bethany Cosentino, Harry Styles, Artificial... @MusicREDEF

I'm a woman who works in an industry that clumps all women together and treats us like we're a 'genre.' A girl with a guitar is not just a human …

Harry Styles

People Style

1 of 15<p>Jeannie C. Riley, 1968<p>At the second-ever CMAs (and the first to be televised) the "Harper Valley P.T.A." singer walked away with the award for …

CMA Awards

Vancouver comedy/improv roundup: November 6 to 12, 2017

Jon CrannyLooking to see some comedy this week? The <i>Straight</i>’s got you covered. Here are funny events happening in or around Vancouver from November 6 …

Alan Jackson Pelted by Flying Beer at Cajundome Concert [Watch]

Alan Jackson had an unexpected moment onstage at his concert in Lafayette, La., on Friday night (Nov. 3). The country icon was forced to dodge a beer …

Country Music

Tyler Mahan Coe Delves into Country History in the ‘Cocaine & Rhinestones’ Podcast

Those who’ve followed the sometimes winding path of <b>Tyler Mahan Coe</b> know that he’s much more than one of David Allan Coe’s sons. That may have been …

Podcasting

Loretta Lynn Returns to the Spotlight for the First Time Since Suffering a Stroke

She's back — and we couldn't be happier! Loretta Lynn recently returned to the spotlight for the first time since suffering a stroke in May. The …

Entertainment

Alan Jackson Gets Sentimental in 'The Older I Get' Video [Watch]

Alan Jackson proves once again that he's the master of nostalgia with his new video for "The Older I Get." Continue reading…

Country Music

For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville

Take a look at the history of Nashville and how it became Music City<p>"If you're passionate enough about what you do, if you're good enough at what you …

Kris Kristofferson

Jake Owen is Selling the Home He Bought From Loretta Lynn

1 of 7<p>The Exterior<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>The Location<p>3 of 7<p>The Living Room<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>The Kitchen<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 7<p>The Master Bedroom<p>Advertisement<p>…

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