Well, let's start with the good news: "In any given month an extraordinary 30% of the U.S. population listens to classical music on some device. That translates to 100 million people in our country alone! Another happy number... is that more than 40 million Americans sing in a chorus."
A lot of RuPaul's Drag Race stars have released music. Some of it is good. Some of it isn't. THIS is exceptional! Trixie Mattel's Make Up Your Mind may be the best song ever from a Drag Race alum! Not dance. Not pop. This is country! And it's done sooooo well! It could be a Dixie Chicks song! If this [...]
In August 1963, West Coast singer Sue Raney appeared on the Australian TV program Brian Henderson's Bandstand. Henderson had been a newsreader on the country's Nine Network when he began hosting its music show from 1958 to 1972. Sue was... Related Stories CD Discoveries: June 2015
The organizers of Windy City Smokeout, returning to Chicago this July for three days of smoked meats, cold beverages and country music, have just revealed the full menu for the feast. The 40,000-plus hungry attendees will have the chance to try plenty of food from local vendors — such as a Memphis...
There are lots of big, well-known festivals around the country, but if you’re looking for something a bit more off the beaten path, check out Rides and Drives‘ feature, which catalogs eight wonderful music and arts gatherings which are well worth a road trip.
A new generation of mainstream country singers is borrowing more from Blink and Billie Joe than Blake and Brad, in the process questioning Nashville’s core confines.
The Dallas export counts Texas Country singer Pat Green among its investors Next year, FreeRange Concepts will bring The Rustic, a music and booze-fueled spot from the minds behind Bowl & Barrel, to Downtown Houston. The first outpost...Show More Summary
Bill Monroe is credited with the creation of Bluegrass Music, and that distinction has earned him inductions into both the Country Music and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, as well as the International Bluegrass Music Association's Hall of Honor. Though the singer passed away in September 1996, his legacy still casts a huge shadow…
In 2009, Rascal Flatts made history as the first country music group to play at Wrigley Field. The group, composed of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, is now returning to Chicago to help headline Country LakeShake on Northerly Island, Chicago’s biggest weekend of country music. We chatted...
The 3rd annual event will also feature performances by Lee Brice, the Swon Brothers, Honey Country and more on Saturday, July 1 in Long Beach.
Yes, you read that right. Conway Twitty! Country/rockabilly music star of the 1970’s. Kind of random? Well, one of the things I do at my workshops as a warmup exercise is ask the class for subjects that we then do quick warm up studies of. Show More Summary
The country has over 300 million livestreamers, and BMG hopes one of them is the next big thing in music.
I recently visited Nashville for the first time, and while I love a good honky-tonk, there's really so much more to the city than country music. I was able to cram a lot into the Chevrolet-sponsored trip, exploring both the hot spots within the city and a few hidden gems on the outskirts. Show More Summary
In what must be the clearest evidence yet that the whole entertainment industry is run by soulless liberal snowflakes who can’t handle a manly man show about a manly man who does manly things, Country Music Television has decided not to revive Tim Allen’s canceled ABC sitcom Last Man Standing. Show More Summary
Banjo player, singer and actress Rhiannon Giddens says Beyonce's appearance at the Country Music Association Awards last year was a "flashpoint" that overshadowed the growing diversity in country music. (June 16)
Leadership Music has named its 2018 class composed of 49 industry leaders from across the country. Founded in 1989 by twelve music industry alumni of Leadership Nashville, Leadership Music has graduated more than 1,100 industry leaders. The annual program is designed to create a forum for established music industry leaders...
Summer is here which means it's almost time for NBC's annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular celebrating Independence Day. TVGuide.com can exclusively reveal that Grammy Award-winning country music group Lady Antebellum is slated to perform. They will be joined by Brad Paisley, Hailee ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Lady Antebellum Brad Paisley
by Daudi Abe Meklit Hadero Courtesy of One Vibe Africa In Kenya, June 1 is Madaraka Day, which commemorates the day the country won internal self-rule from Britain—Madaraka being Swahili for the authority to make decisions. In Seattle, the 4th Annual Madaraka Festival is being held on June 24 at the Museum of Pop Culture. Show More Summary
Country music fans know: there's nothing that will bring your boots to the floor or a tear to your eye like a good country love song. So no wedding playlist would be complete without a few (or 42) of our favorites. Whether it's for your reception, ceremony, or first dance, these new country love songs will set the mood on your big day. Show More Summary
If you are a country music fan, your thoughts can often drift to those legends in our industry currently dealing with health issues. These artists, who have given us all a vast collection of musical memories throughout the years, now find themselves dealing with some of the struggles that often occur in the twilight of life. Show More Summary