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Autopsy IV breaking site protocol to say: This is my friend Scott. We’ve all been touched by cancer. Unfortunately, Scott’s current touch is a little closer than he’d like. Scott is a friend and a serious fucking supporter of all things that is Ninebullets. If any of you out there have a spare 20 to [...]

CMT Names Artists of the Year; Stream Jerry Lee Lewis, Cale Tyson Albums; 180,000 Attend World of Bluegrass

yesterdayMusic / Country : The 9513

Mindy Smith reflects on One Moment More, which turns 10 this year. Yesterday The New York Times published Paul Craft’s obituary. Jerry Lee Lewis on his country music recordings: “It wasn’t necessary for me to play country. I did it because of the material. Show More Summary

Pledge Music Campaign For John Moreland’s New Record

It’s impossible to have visited this site in the last year or so and not know about John Moreland’s album In The Throes. We reviewed it, played it on both radio shows associated with Nine Bullets and John has been interviewed here at least once and we named the record Album Of The Year. Not [...]

Alan Jackson Announces Tour; Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town to Sing at World Series; New Album Releases

yesterdayMusic / Country : The 9513

Reba has become the first artist signed to Nash Icon Music, a joint venture between Big Machine and Cumulus. She’s currently working on a new album with Tony Brown and James Stroud. Alan Jackson announced the Keepin’ it Country Tour, which will kick off in Fort Myers, Florida on January 8. Show More Summary

Podcast – Ajax Diner Book Club, 8/13/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Old 97’s “This Is The Ballad” from Most Messed Up McDougall “Restless Friend” from McDougall Handsome Jack “Wasted Time” from Do What Comes Naturally Glossary “Natural State” from Feral Fire Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One “US Mail” from Illuminator...Show More Summary

CMHOF to Open Tanya Tucker Exhibit; Lester Flatt Honored with Historical Marker; Reba to Headline “Dawn Sears and Friends” Benefit Show

yesterdayMusic / Country : The 9513

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open a new exhibit, Tanya Tucker: Strong Enough to Bend, on November 14. It’ll run through May 2015. David Cantwell’s No Depression piece on Lee Ann Womack is lengthy, but well worth your time. Show More Summary

Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2014 – Americana and Roots Music Picks

The day after Thanksgiving, November 2, just as the turkey dinner and extra pie has subsided you need to waddle (FASTER!) to your local indy record store for these sweet picks. Black Friday for shopping and that include Record Store Day. The Americana and roots music selections are smaller than the usual offerings on include [...]

CMHOF Announces “Dylan, Cash & The Nashville Cats” Exhibit; Glen Campbell Music Video Released; New Albums

last weekMusic / Country : The 9513

On March 27, 2015, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open a new exhibit called Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City. The exhibit, which runs through December 31, 2016, will focus on the “many rock and folk...Show More Summary

[SITE NEWS] We All Have Lives

As you may have noticed, we’ve missed a couple of days recently. I’d like to apologize for that. However things have reached a point where we’re going to be having limited updates for a short bit. I am personally traveling a helluva lot between now and the end of the year and so my availability [...]

Song Premiere: Cale Tyson — “Borrowed Love (To Go)”

last weekMusic / Country : The 9513

Cale Tyson is barely old enough to (legally) drink, but he can sing a country weeper like a man who’s been pickling his liver and feeding pocket change to a dive bar’s jukebox since the ‘70s. On October 28, the 23-year-old will release...Show More Summary

Readers’ Pick: And The War Came by Shakey Graves

last weekMusic / Country : Twangville

You picked And The War Came by Shakey Graves as your favorite for the week of October 7, 2014. Readers’ Top Picks (last 4 weeks) Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone by Lucinda Williams (9) [9/30] And The War Came by Shakey Graves (7) [10/7] Different Shades Of Blue by Joe Bonamassa (7) [9/23] […]

Monday Morning Video: Pete Donnelly “The Trench”

last weekMusic / Country : Twangville

It can often be both refreshing and insightful to hear a stripped down version of a songs originally performed by a full band. Here’s a great example — Pete Donnelly of the Figgs offering up a solo take on one of my favorite songs from that band’s extensive catalog. The tempo is a touch slower […]

Single Review: Trisha Yearwood, “Prize Fighter” (with Kelly Clarkson)

“Prize Fighter” (with Kelly Clarkson) Trisha Yearwood Written by Jessi Alexander, Sarah Buxton, and Ross Copperman Yes, it’s been more than seven years since Trisha Yearwood has released a proper single.  Yes, it was worth the wait. “Prize Fighter” is … Continue reading ?

Album Review: Tim McGraw, Sundown Heaven Town

Tim McGraw Sundown Heaven Town Tim McGraw returning to form is the musical equivalent of reconnecting with an old friend, where spending a little time with them suddenly reminds you why you were such good friends in the first place. … Continue reading ?


2 weeks agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

David Mayfields previous album Good Man Down hit me like a cannonball in the guts. Being one of last years top 5 albums in my book, I played it numerous times the year it came out, and it’s still on heavy rotation. So how do you follow one of the best albums ever released? David [...]

American Academy of Arts & Sciences to Induct Ralph Stanley; Alan Jackson Plays HOF Artist-in-Residence Show; Plowboy to Release Chuck Mead/Paul Burch 7?

2 weeks agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Ralph Stanley will formally be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences tomorrow alongside fellow…fellows Al Pacino, Annie Proulx, Robert Ballard and many more. (via press release) To commemorate the 20th anniversary of...Show More Summary

The Roys – The View

2 weeks agoMusic / Country : Twangville

As a recently inducted fan of bluegrass, I’ve come to know that the genre has the ability to turn the cheesy lyrics into an earnest and emotional tune. The Roys (brother and sister duo of Lee and Elaine) use their tight harmonies and musicianship to do just that. With a song like “Live the Life […]

Americana 2014, The Sounds, Part 3

2 weeks agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Every fall, The Americana Music Association gathers members, artists and music fans together in Nashville for its annual conference. Starting with the annual Americana Music Awards and continuing through four days of showcases and panel discussions, it is a tremendous celebration of Americana music. Here are my highlights among the many live performances I saw […]

Guilty Pleasures? Nah, Fuck You!

2 weeks agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

You have all seen me mention how much I hate the idea of genres and the conundrum of still having to use them. The human brain likes to fit things in little slots, so whether or not we like the concept of genres our brains still use them, even if it’s labels we made up [...]

Blake Shelton Debuts Atop Billboard 200; Stevie Ray Vaughan on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ballot; Nathan Stanley Wins Dove Award

2 weeks agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Loretta Lynn shares the story of her first Opry appearance in this Tennessean video. (warning: autoplay) The Tennessean also assembled a photo gallery of Lynn in the 1960s. Paste’s Jon Waterhouse put together “The Music Geek’s Travel...Show More Summary

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