The battle inside country music?
"There is room for everyone in country music," Skaggs told me. "I love the young kids, I’m not crazy about some of the songs that they are ... Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash rebelled against the staid, over-produced Nashville Sound that many saw as ...
Country music: The Wagoneers rumble back on the trail
The Wagoneers ... thoughts of what the band could become were nonexistent. They were four guys in their 20s. They were just playing some music and having fun. “The phrase Americana didn’t exist. The phrase alt-country didn’t exist.
The Band Perry: Country pioneers
The group signed to Republic Nashville Records and the Band Perry’s self-titled debut album (released in 2010) put the group on the country music map in a major way. The first album produced two ... as the Band Perry played some 600 shows in support.
The 10 Best Country Albums of 2013
It’s telling that the country format is ... and am friendly with some of the members of this band. I have never written about them on EW.com or Entertainment Weekly magazine for that reason. I first heard the music on this album live in July 2011 ...
Music Reviews: The Latest From Tom Petty, Beck, Jenny Lewis and More!
After the lackluster, bluesy “Mojo,” four years ago, his latest record, “Hypnotic Eye” finds him returning to his roots and rocking out while showing some ... band the Pandoras in the eighties. She’s a seasoned pro. She even produced this record.