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John Moreland’s Tortured Love Letter to His Home State

John Moreland has lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for most of his life, but a few years ago, he decided it was time for a change. He moved a few hours …

Rani Arbo Finds Her Rhythm in “Walk Around the Wheel”

Rani Arbo and her band, daisy mayhem, deserve a dozen red roses for their 15th anniversary celebration this year. But instead they’re offering Violets Are Blue, a new album arriving …

William Elliott Whitmore Brings Radium Death to Life

William Elliott Whitmore‘s Radium Death fortifies broad universal themes (“Healing to Do”) with acutely personal narratives (“Ain’t Gone Yet”). CMT Edge spoke with the Iowa musician about his writing influences …

Caroline Spence Has a Taste for “Whiskey Watered Down”

Caroline Spence is a bright spot on Nashville’s local music scene. A native of Virginia, Spence has been winning songwriting competitions in prominent festivals like Rocky Mountain Folks Fest and …

5 Questions With Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile and her family made a quick detour through Nashville on their way to SXSW a few weeks ago. She was still riding high on the instant success of …

Nora Jane Struthers Sees the Big Picture in “The Wire”

Nora Jane Struthers reinvented herself with The Wake, an insightful and personal collection of songs underscored by a more assertive delivery. What more could you want from a former high …

Humming House Hopes You Dance to Revelries

Right out of college, singer-songwriter Justin Wade Tam undertook a seriously high-concept musical project with his then-active folk duo, Quote. It was more than an album — it was a …

Eilen Jewell Sounds the Trumpet for “Rio Grande”

Eilen Jewell is starting a new chapter with Sundown Over Ghost Town, a new album arriving May 26. For the project the evocative singer-songwriter draws on her experiences of welcoming …

JJ Grey Gives Glory to Fatherhood, Farming and Florida

JJ Grey & Mofro’s Ol’ Glory rocks (“Everything Is a Song”) and rolls (“The Hurricane”) with welterweight fury. CMT Edge spoke with the Florida native about being a father, his …

Hear American Aquarium’s Sweet “Southern Sadness”

You don’t have to be from the South to understand the bittersweet emotion behind American Aquarium’s “Southern Sadness.” Sure, it can pretty easy to ditch your hometown when you are …

George Strait Settled for the Best With “The Chair”

George Strait has his eye on some lovely ’80s ladies in this throwback video. He might even drink them a buy … oh listen to me and view the video …

Kristin Diable Creates a Luxurious, Intimate Sound

If you encountered Kristin Diable a few years ago, you saw a singer-songwriter content to tote her acoustic guitar onstage alone and let her introspective writing and confiding delivery carry …

Carl Anderson Gets the Picture in “Silver Lining”

Carl Anderson hails from Charlottesville, Virginia, although he’s currently living in Nashville and building the foundation of a promising music career. His upcoming album, Risk of Loss, arrives on April …

JP Harris Hears True Country in “A Breaking Heart”

Nashville needs more guys like JP Harris, a tattooed traditionalist whose straightforward songwriting catalog deserves a wider audience. Once you hear his latest album, Home Is Where the Hurt Is, …

Fiddler April Verch Steps It Up in “Belle Election”

It’s always a treat to attend an April Verch show. First off, the fiddling is outstanding. Secondly, the step dancing is fun to watch. And finally, she’s found a sweet …

Darren Hanlon Fires Off “Chattanooga Shoot Shoot”

The title of Darren Hanlon’s upcoming album is actually a loaded question: Where Did You Come From? That’s because Hanlon wrote many of the songs in his native Australia, but …

Allison Moorer Gets Back Up on Down to Believing

While some songwriters make their heartbreak difficult or even downright painful to listen to, Allison Moorer has infused an individualized mix of confidence and hope into Down to Believing, her …

MilkDrive’s “Orion’s Waltz” Honors Two Generations

A talented bluegrass band out of Austin, MilkDrive keeps on trucking. The instrumental “Orion’s Waltz” is a beautiful addition to their upcoming third album, but the story behind the song …

Liz Longley Has a “Bad Habit” Worth Hearing About

Liz Longley‘s new self-titled album explores emotional byways both salty (“Skin and Bones”) and sweet (“Outta My Head”). CMT Edge spoke with the East Coast native and current Nashville resident …

Alan Jackson Keeps “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow”

Alan Jackson captured the life of an aspiring country star in his classic 1990 video, “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.” With a tip of the hat to his father’s radio and …

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