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1 hour agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

I went to the Wikipedia page for Mazes, because I’m a superhero researcher, and found the only related categories listed at the bottom are the underwhelming “English indie rock groups” and “Musical groups established in 2009.” Not that I expect bands to cultivate incendiary related categories like “Bands who’ve summoned satan on stage” or “Musical groups that pre-date [...]

Jim Ed Brown Announces New Album; Robert Earl Keen to Release Craft Beer; OCMS Plays Conan

5 hours agoMusic / Country : The 9513

The New York Times published George Hamilton IV’s obituary today. Robert K. Oermann wrote one for MusicRow. Jim Ed Brown will release his first solo album in 30 years, In Style Again, on Plowboy Records in January. (via press release) Randy Travis attended a fundraiser in Denison, Tex. Show More Summary

Friday Five: Songs About the Flu

7 hours agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Folks today just don’t sing about infectious diseases like they used to a century ago — thanks a lot, Alexander Fleming — so today, we’re going to look at a handful of older songs written about influenza. (Though, if you’re looking for...Show More Summary

Photos that ROCK! Mark Erelli & “Milltowns”

19 hours agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Back in March, Mark Erelli contacted me and asked if I could do a photo shoot with him for his next album. He explained that it was a tribute to one of his favorite musicians (Bill Morrissey) and that the photos should include birch trees and a fall New England landscape. Not only do I […]

Front Country – Sake Of the Sound

20 hours agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Six one, half dozen another.  That old saying is supposed to be all about things being the same, but I think there’s a perspective difference that gets lost.  As an example, many bands have a wide range of genres on an album in part because they’re still looking to find their sound.  A few, relatively […]


I will admit to having slept on Adam Carroll for too long. I didn’t take notice when Otis Gibbs mentioned him, right here on 9B, in a guest post. If you knew the sheer volume of music we have to sift through around here then it’s easy to forgive missing something amazing every once in [...]

George Hamilton IV Passes Away; Isbell Wins Three Americana Music Awards; Bravo Development Plans to Demolish Studio A

yesterdayMusic / Country : The 9513

George Hamilton IV passed away yesterday, less than a week after suffering a serious heart attack. The 77-year-old, who began his recording career as a pop artist with the Top 10 hit “A Rose and a Baby Ruth” in 1956, had been a member of the Opry since 1960. Show More Summary

CMA Launches Startup Accelerator; Actor Options Film Rights to Steve Earle Novel; Opry to Return to NYC

2 days agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Progressive bluegrass duo Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Klein will release their third album together, If I Had a Boat, on Rebel Records September 30. It is good. (via my ears) Actor Chris Hemsworth, best known for playing Thor in various...Show More Summary

Mayer’s Playlist for Sept 2014, Part 1

2 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH You’ve Got the Wrong Man, by Joe Fletcher Singer-songwriter Joe Fletcher drew inspiration for You’ve Got the Wrong Man from the field recordings of the early 20th century. The process, most notably used by John Lomax during his musical exploration of the Southern US, places particular emphasis on the raw emotion […]

Video Premiere: The T Sisters — “It Was Me”

2 days agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Bay Area folk trio The T Sisters — Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen — released their debut album, Kindred Lines, earlier this year on mentor/producer Laurie Lewis’s label, Spruce & Maple. Drawing on elements of early country music, R&B,...Show More Summary


3 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

I wrote about Billy Pettinger a few years ago when she was duetting with Joe McMahon as Billy + Joe. Since then, she’s forged forward with her solo career as Billy the Kid, releasing DIY long players each of the last few years. Even with all that momentum, this year’s Horseshoes and Hand Grenades still registers as a major step [...]


3 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

We are fortunate here at ninebullets that we have many artists submit their music to us for review. Often the submittals are accompanied by a brief bio about the artist. When I read the bio for Novak that she was a petite spitfire that happened to be a former boxer, well I was intrigued. A [...]

[PLAYLIST] Wolf Hits The Road

3 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

So as some of you may know, until now I’ve resided in Los Angeles. The City of Angels is great for baseball, drinks made by mixologists, and concerts that are more like big budget spectacles. As far as real music, though, few cities can be harder on a lesser known band. LA costs a lot [...]

Radney Fosters’ Guitars Stolen; Johnny Cash’s Rolls-Royce Up for Auction; New Album Releases

3 days agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Some jerkwad stole ten of Radney Foster’s guitars and an amp from a locked storage facility. Six instruments have already been recovered. Barry Mazor’s new Wall Street Journal column looks at the five artists nominated for the Americana Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award: Valerie June, Parker Millsap, St. Show More Summary

Readers’ Pick: Single Mothers by Justin Townes Earle

3 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

You picked Single Mothers by Justin Townes Earle as your favorite for the week of September 9, 2014. Readers’ Top Picks (last 4 weeks) Single Mothers by Justin Townes Earle (13) [9/9] Swimmin’ Time by Shovels & Rope (11) [8/26] Too Blessed to Be Stressed by Paul Thorn (11) [8/19] Somewhere Under Wonderland by Counting […]


4 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

The following is a guest post by Laura Allmon, whom I met due to 9B and have shared many a drink with since. Cyrus’ new album Dreamers of The Day fully embodies the sounds that one would expect from a typical Texas honky tonk. When I heard Cyrus’ first album I instantly thought how his [...]

George Hamilton IV Has Heart Attack; Josh Turner Releases New Single; New Music Videos

4 days agoMusic / Country : The 9513

George Hamilton IV suffered a heart attack last Saturday. He is recovering in a Nashville area hospital. Billy Bob Thornton’s band, The Boxmasters, have been signed to 101 Ranch Records and will release a new single later this year, with a double album and tour planned for early 2015. Show More Summary

Monday Morning Video: Joe Fletcher Covers Tom Waits

4 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

We’ll pick up on last week’s Tom Waits video with Twangville fave Joe Fletcher covering Wait’s “Bottom of the World.” Fletcher’s new album, You’ve Got the Wrong Man, arrives next week.

Lee Ann Womack: Livin’ Right

4 days agoMusic / Country : The 9513

“Most commercial country singers don’t make records like this,” says Lee Ann Womack of her new, stone-cold country album, The Way I’m Livin’ (out September 23), her first solo project since 2008, and, after spending a decade on MCA Nashville, her first release for Sugar Hill Records. Show More Summary


5 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

I made this one, like many others, when I wasn’t feeling quite right in the head. It’s getting really interesting to be able to look back at these and try and figure out where I was when I made the mix. I hope that you’re all enjoying these as much as I am. It’s sort [...]

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