The mighty Drive-By Truckers took to the stage on Conan last night to perform the Mike Cooley-penned “Shit Shots Count” from their new release “English Oceans.” Of course they burned it up as they always do live. And I defy you to find anyone this side of Keith Richards that looks cooler playing guitar than [...]
The 2014 Country Music Cruise may have ended just recently but they're already announcing who will board the ship set to sail in January 2015! Martina McBride leads the team of artists setting sail next year, and if you're a fan of 80s and 90s country, you're in for a big treat. Get the full scoop here!
The Drive-By Truckers are one of the most-popular, well-respected bands in all of the subgenre of Americana music. Check out what we have to say about their latest album English Oceans, their first collection of new music in three years.
With the title track and lead single off the album already a hit, Sara Evans is ready to return with Slow Me Down, her latest 10 track collection of new material. How does the album stack-up against her past material and other material on the market? Let's find out!
You may have seen me cover Jeremy Steding a couple of times in the past. Well he just released a new album and not a lot has changed. What I mean is that he’s remained true to the sound that drew me to him in the first place. That means that My Own American Dream [...]
When I first ran across Katie Glassman a couple of years ago (review here), I noted her album was exploring a lot of genres. Her latest release, Dream A Little Dream, hit the streets earlier this week featuring her now-permanent band, Snapshot. She’s taken a significant step forward as a recording artist with this project. […]
That feeling when you discover a new band for the first time, falls in love with their sound and songs, and actually spend time fearing the fact that they’ll go their separate ways before they fulfil their obvious potential. That feeling is a huge part of the reason why we spend our free time listening [...]
The ACM today announced the first round of stars to perform during the telecast of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan lead the list of stars. Continue here to see who else will be performing on the telecast!
This week our Weekly Playlist features 10 tracks from mostly the ‘newer stars’ of Country Music with Dan+Shay, Scotty McCreery, Lucy Hale, Jon Pardi, Sundy Best, and Lucy Hale but it also includes Dierks Bentley, David Nail, and Eli Young Band amongst the list. Continue here to see the list and listen via Spotify.
Man, if you don’t know who Arliss Nancy is yet (are yet?) then you haven’t been reading this blog for very long. Consider this your education. Arliss Nancy is five dudes from Ft. Collins, CO. They had an out of nowhere classic with Simple Machines, toured forever on it, and finally came out last year [...]
On the heels of releasing their third major label album, Eli Young Band had reasons to celebrate when they appeared on the Today Show this week to chat with Hoda Kotb and guest host Jenna Bush Hager. Get the full scoop about the album and the band's excitement and where to see them live here!
Tonight was the third installment of the guest DJ series. Zach Boddicker from the Denver 4H Royalty band joined me and brought along some great songs and stories. Find out more about 4H Royalty here. Facebook/Twitter/Show Archive 4H Royalty - Rock N Roll Blowout from Colossalia Meat Puppets - Sam from Forbidden Places Junior Brown - Peelin’ Taters [...]
Have we reached the point yet where a solid George Strait single should bring on waves of deep gratitude?
With "Beachin'," Jake Owen returns to the charming vocalist many people have come to know him for over the past couple of years. Take a look here to see what we think of his latest and fast-rising hit, the second single from Days of Gold.
Love and Theft have just debuted "Night That You'll Never Forget" on SiriusXM and we're proud to have partnered with the Sony Nashville duo to give y'all a chance to listen to the song here, the web debut for the lead single from their upcoming third album!
With 63k sold, Dierks Bentley's RISER steals the #1 slot from UMG Nashville label mate Eric Church's grasp for the first time since The Outsiders debuted 3 weeks ago with 2014's best debut of the year to date. Continue on here to see how the rest of the Top 10 and six notable releases fared for the week!
Brantley Gilbert leads the Top 30 Digital Country Singles chart once again this week with his now Gold-selling "Bottom's Up" single. Take a look here at where the rest of the Top 30 played out, including Scotty McCreery, Cassadee Pope, Hunter Hayes and the debut from Lee Brice!
ALBUMS OF THE MONTHS Somewhere Else, by Lydia Loveless I suppose that Lydia Loveless could have gone in two directions after 2011’s outstanding Indestructible Machine. She could have turned towards the country terrain of her earliest work. She chose, instead, to turn up the guitars and dive head first into the glories of rock and [...]
Download The March installment of the Feel Bad For You Mixtape is up and streaming. The FBFY mixtape has entered a new segment of it’s life moving from a message board tape curated by Ms. Rockstar Aimz, of My Aimz Is True, to a mixtape put together by a collection of (mostly) like minded bloggers now curated by @BoogieStudio22. [...]
Got into a little bit is a honky tonk/classic country vibe this week. People seemed to respond to it pretty well so I might make sure to mix more in in future shows. Sound good to you? Grab 2 hours and drop your earholes on the archive of the show. Below is the playlist for [...]