Hailing from the Mississippi Hill Country, RL Boyce is a first-hand protege of Fred McDowell, Ranie Burnette and RL Burnside. He started out as a drummer, playing for the Rising Star Fife and Drum band with blues legend Otha Turner and later with Jesse Mae Hemphill. Show More Summary
As is often said, you can't "un-know" something and to this effect it's hard for me now to remember that feeling of knowing next to nothing about Japan. Prior to university and travel years my knowledge of the country was probably little...Show More Summary
The Grammy-winning country music trio revealed that not one, but two of its members would be welcoming little ones this winter.
Not long ago, most country music fans would have known the punchline to the ol’ joke about what happens when you play a country song backward. You get back your dog, your job, your house and your wife. The inherent implication — that country is about tragedy, heartbreak and loss — is increasingly...
Hamilton opened in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the first stop on a tour that will take the historical hip-hop musical all over the country. As screaming fans lined the streets outside the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel...Show More Summary
Boozy Brits heading to Bulgaria are in for a rude awakening as the country begins a 'war on noise' that has already prompted a music festival to cancel and seen nightclubs raided.
"Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group has announced a new partnership with one of China's largest live entertainment groups to develop the country's musical theatre industry. Among the first projects to be announced are the first Chinese-language production of Tell Me on a Sunday and a training course taught in collaboration with Arts Educational Schools."
ABC’s annual CMA Music Festival is set to air in a few hours and we have the full line up for the three hour music event! Country stars Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will take the stage tonight to host the big show. Entertainers like Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Luke Brian, and Lady Antebellum will [...]
Jo Walker-Meador, a matriarch of country music who led the Country Music Assn. for nearly three decades, has died. She was 93. Walker-Meador died Tuesday in Nashville, according to a statement from the CMA. She was an office manager for the CMA when it was created in 1958, then took over as executive...
Jo Walker-Meador, the former executive director of the Country Music Association, saw the genre flourish under her tenure.
Country music icon delivers news of her first Children’s album inspired by The Imagination Library, which began in Sevierville, TN in 1996.
While the country confronts the violent reemergence of white supremacists, Los Angeles is welcoming an antidote in “Hamilton.” The hip-hop musical about equality and inclusion, officially opening here Wednesday, is a testament against the racism and cultural wars that threaten the spirit of the...
Female country music veterans say there is a culture of mistreating women in the genre.
No surprise to see San Holo blowing up all over the country these days with his unique music and cutting-edge ear for innovative sounds. It’s gotta be hard to improve a song that was borderline perfect but with his remix of “The Future,” Wingtip has at least done it justice. Producers and DJs commonly say […]
Country music legend Glen Campbell passed away last week following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. On Thursday, two days after the news broke, bearded country star Chris Stapleton paid tribute by covering Campbell's iconic version of "Rhinestown Cowboy" during his show in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Watch below.
As we expand the conversation beyond country music, we share our thoughts on the albums included by Tori Amos, Bangles, Sheryl Crow, Ani DiFranco, Eurythmics, and Whitney Houston.
Jake Owen is a master at creating a party atmosphere in concert. Country music’s Prince of Surf ‘n’ Sand Vibes learned from the best: his first big tour was spent as an opener for Kenny Chesney in 2006. Owen proved to be the perfect choice to close out the 2017 Summer Concert Series at the […]
For several years now, the country-radio format has been notoriously stingy toward new female acts seeking airplay. Only one woman who’s arrived on the scene this decade has been able to establish a pattern of radio success, and that’s 23-year-old Kelsea Ballerini. She got her most significant exposure beyond the ... More »
Link Stryjewski Foundation plans fried chicken, Oktoberfest, and dim sum dinners Cochon is throwing a fried chicken and champagne party this week with live music from Rik Slave’s Country Persuasion to benefit the Link Stryjewski Foundation, but it sold out a while ago. Show More Summary
The country music superstar and his wife, Lauren Akins, also have a 1-year-old daughter, Willa Gray, whom they adopted from Uganda in May.