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Triumph of the Wild Trek From “California to the Crossroads”

Based out of San Diego, Triumph of the Wild recently took a seat-of-the-pants five-month tour of the Southern U.S. Along the way, the folkie duo (who describe themselves as a …

Rev. Peyton Offers a Delicious Stew of Country Blues

Two-thirds of Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band live in a log cabin off a winding road just a few miles north of Nashville, Indiana. Further up the road is Bean …

Nora Jane Struthers Leaves Old Time in Her Wake

The path from cozy folk venues and Appalachian string band gatherings to rock clubs isn’t necessarily a smooth or direct one, as Nora Jane Struthers can attest. Her reputation as …

Steve Earle Sings the Blues, Not Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

Steve Earle‘s Terraplane backs typically vibrant vignettes (“You’re the Best Lover I Ever Had”) with deep blues (“Ain’t Nobody’s Daddy Now”). The New York City resident spoke with CMT Edge …

Mighty Oaks Sway in the Breeze of “Just One Day”

Hailing from three countries and making their home in Berlin, Mighty Oaks are proof that a rootsy Americana sound is not exclusive to the North American continent. The band’s three …

Mindy Smith Marks 10 Years of “One Moment More”

Mindy Smith made a name for herself with One Moment More, her beautiful debut album from 2004. To mark its 10th anniversary, she headlined a hometown show at Nashville’s City …

Micky & the Motorcars Navigate to Downtown Nashville

With a band name like Micky & the Motorcars, it’s no surprise these guys make their living on the road. Micky and Gary Braun have family roots in Idaho; in …

Gretchen Peters Paints a Visceral Picture in Blackbirds

Within the last year, Gretchen Peters has crossed off some whopping entries from her to-do list. “I don’t think there’s anything left,” she chuckles, perched on a conference room couch …

See Jason Isbell’s “Traveling Alone” From Austin City Limits

How many romantic Americana songs can you think of? Not many, right? Personally I’d place Jason Isbell’s “Traveling Alone” among my favorite love songs from the last few years. I …

Nikki Lane Perks Up for Live @ CMT

High-class hillbilly Nikki Lane stopped by the studio for the latest episode of Live @ CMT, bringing her rebellious country tunes and an always-perky personality. The Nashville musician made big …

Robert Earl Keen Cooks Up “Hot Corn, Cold Corn”

Texas has a musical heritage as vast as the state itself, but one genre it’s never been associated with is bluegrass. That’s why at first blush it seems odd that …

The Cactus Blossoms Stick to Brotherly Harmony

The Cactus Blossoms are two brothers — Jack Torrey and Page Burkum – whose blood harmony harkens back to the golden era of the Everly Brothers. Just by coincidence, I …

Darin & Brooke Aldridge Reminisce With Vivid Snapshots

Darin & Brooke Aldridge‘s Snapshots equally energizes country classics (“Tennessee Flat-Top Box”) and deeper cuts (“Wait Till the Clouds Roll By”) with contemporary bluegrass flair. CMT Edge spoke with Brooke Aldridge …...

The Mavericks Get Back Into the Groove

Long before he moved to Nashville and formed the Mavericks, Raul Malo grew up in Miami absorbing as much music as possible. “I remember driving around with my granddad, listening …

The Painted Horses Stay Positive on “In the Garden”

As far as first impressions go, the Painted Horses are skipping the small talk and getting personal. On “In the Garden,” the Santa Cruz, California-based indie folk trio found a …

Rhiannon Giddens Interprets the Women Who Inspire Her

Over the last decade, progressively larger roots audiences have heard Rhiannon Giddens apply the operatically-trained, thrillingly-controlled storminess and sultriness of her soprano to a striking array of styles, from sly …

Old Crow Medicine Show Bust Out of “Brushy Mountain”

Old Crow Medicine Show pay their respects to those behind bars — while also giving them something to root for — in their new video for “Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer.” …

Jennette McCurdy Chases Her Nashville Dream

For the thousands of young adults who are college-bound this fall, Jennette McCurdy's "Not That Far Away" is sure to resonate. However, this fresh-faced 18-year-old has already established herself with a budding acting career in Nickelodeon's iCarly. Now she's hoping to find her way into the country field with a contract on Capitol Nashville and [...]

Kenny Chesney's Song Made a Football Fan of Me

I've blogged before that I'm not all that interested in sports. Not as a spectator. Not as a player. And I think part of that stems from living in a neighborhood where people are so completely over-the-top about sports. You can't just sign your kid up for a baseball team at the local park district, [...]

Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher Settle Into Ottawa

I know Carrie Underwood is crazy about her new husband, Mike Fisher, but is she seriously letting him handle the interior design of their new house in Ontario? That is true love right there. That's what Us Magazine is reporting about the new house Mr. & Mrs. Mike Fisher are building in Ottawa, where Fisher [...]

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