In an essay called “Gone with the Wind,” rock writer Greil Marcus talks about a documentary released in 1983 called Seventeen. In the documentary, a teenager dies–a friend of the film’s central family. In commemoration, the surviving teenagers call a local DJ and request Bob Seger’s “Against the Wind.” The DJ obliges. The family sits [...]
Written by Aaron Henningsen, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Elizabeth McDavid Elkins and Vanessa Ann Olivarez. Produced by Dann Huff and released by Mercury Nashville in June, 2015. The post Billy Currington – “Drinkin’ Town With A Football Problem” appeared first on RoughStock.
Every album tries to starts off strong, but it’s usually the second track that convinces you to keep listening to the rest. What do you think are the best second tracks on albums? Here’s my list: “Straight Tequila Night”, John … Continue reading ?
Jean Ritchie, folk singer and dulcimer player, passed away on Monday June 1, 2015, at her home in Berea, Kentucky. She was 92 years old. She is noted for bringing centuries-old Appalachian ballads to the attention of international audiences. Ritchie, who grew up in Kentucky’s […]
America’s Got Talent has begun its 10th season on NBC television, and there may be a reason for bluegrass fans to set aside Tuesday nights to follow the program this next few months. Young North Carolina band Mountain Faith has been invited to audition, and […]
Richard Eddy Watson, guitar-playing grandson of Doc Watson and son of the late Merle Watson, has passed away. He died on Monday evening June 1, 2015, due to a heart attack. Watson’s death came three years and two days after the death of his famous […]
Duo behind “Girl In A Country Song” announce release date and information for their 11 song debut for Dot/Republic Records. The post Maddie & Tae “Start Here” Tracklist & Cover Art appeared first on RoughStock.
“I think every song on this record has an edge of some sort,” Monroe told People. “It cuts. That's why I thought‘The Blade’ was a perfect title. The post Ashley Monroe “The Blade” Tracklist & Cover Art appeared first on RoughStock.
Singer made announcement after performing "Lose My Mind" on "Late Night With Seth Meyers." The post Brett Eldredge Announces Sophomore Album “Illinois” appeared first on RoughStock.
Popular musical comedy act signs to Black River Entertainment to release albums. The post Bobby Bones’ Band The Raging Idiots Inks Record Deal appeared first on RoughStock.
Rural Rap pioneer joins country music icon for select tour dates this summer. The post Colt Ford Joins Toby Keith’s Tour appeared first on RoughStock.
Country star reveals romantic new video for lead single from his forthcoming RCA Records and Tapes album. The post Chris Young “I’m Comin’ Over” Video Premieres appeared first on RoughStock.
Check out the lineup for this year's annual charity game, this time taking place at the brand new Nashville Sounds ballfield. The post City of Hope Softball Challenge Lineup Revealed appeared first on RoughStock.
Bryson City, North Carolina’s Cody Shuler first made his mark in bluegrass with traditionally-based band Pine Mountain Railroad, although his earliest experience was playing mandolin for Raymond Fairchild at the age of 15. His most recent release, a self-titled album from Rural Rhythm, is his […]
They say a band is like a family. There must be trust among the members. There must be an atmosphere of peace and gentleness that allows for quiet time to think, and be inspired, and to create. There can’t be any secrecy. There must be […]
Another charming, behind-the-scenes music videos in a series showing Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard working on their new collaboration ‘Django and Jimmie’ at Willie’s studio in Luck, Texas. Thats Django as in the legendary gypsy-jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and Jimmie as in Jimmie Rodgers, the vaudevillian dandy turned mythic “Singing Brakeman.” Each a personal musical [...]
EILEN JEWELL, Sundown Over Ghost Town beats out VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & WILDROOTS, Boom Town by 13 votes as your favorite for the week of May 26, 2015. Poll Results Readers’ Top 25 – Spring 2015 THE SIDESHOW TRAGEDY, Capital (50) RAY WYLIE HUBBARD, Ruffian’s Misfortune (22) DWIGHT YOAKAM, Second Hand Heart (21) EILEN […]
Had you been thinking, “I wonder what happened to Gold Heart?” I know I had when I ran into them at the IBMA’s World Of Bluegrass convention last September in Raleigh. Tori Gold, the eldest of the three singing Gold sisters told me that she hears […]
“Love Me Like You Mean It” is artist and her record label’s first Top 5 hit on the country radio charts. The post Kelsea Ballerini Celebrates First Top 5 Single appeared first on RoughStock.
Sam Hunt (pictured) leads the diverse weekly rundown of new songs being played by country radio stations in the United States. The post The Most-Added Songs At Radio: June 1, 2015 appeared first on RoughStock.