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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on their quietly subversive new album

It didn’t come as a huge surprise when Tim McGraw broke from his regular set list on a recent evening at the Rabobank Arena here to sing a couple of old classics by Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. The two late legends put this dusty oil town on country music’s map, so pulling out “Act Naturally”...

Merle Haggard Museum + Restaurant Set To Open in Summer of 2018

last monthMusic / Country : Twang Nation

It appears that Nashville will be the location for Merle Haggard’s Museum and Merle’s Meat + 3 Saloon – a Southern-style restaurant with adjacent bar. The restaurant will be operated by longtime Nashville restaurateur David Swett. Sounds like a recipe for tourism cheese, but given the Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline Museum museum are located […]

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “The Curse” (The Mekons Cover) Video

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The enigmatic roots-music master Will Oldham, who mostly records as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, has been busy lately. Already this year, he's released Best Troubadour, a Merle Haggard tribute album, and a collaborative EP with the acoustic-guitar virtuoso Nathan Salsburg. And today, he's got a new video for his cover "The Curse," a 1991 classic from…

The Uncertain Musical Legacy of Merle Haggard

David Cantwell on the country musician Merle Haggard, who died in 2016, and the brevity of musical influence.

Charley Pride reflects on his pioneering music career

5 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Country music pioneer Charley Pride is back with his first album in six years called 'Music in My Heart.' The Country Music Hall of Famer reflected on how promoters were initially reluctant to book him and how Merle Haggard let him use his band for one of his earliest performances. (July 17)        

House Of Representatives Unanimously Votes To Name Bakersfield Post Office After Merle Haggard

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In a rare moment of bipartisan agreement, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to rename a post office in Merle Haggard’s hometown of Bakersfield after the late legend of country of country music. "You can take a look back on American history," said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who represents Bakersfield, in a speech…

David Nance releasing an LP on Ba Da Bing (stream the Merle Haggard cover)

Omaha musician David Nance is unknown to many but a cult DIY hero to others, known for making noisy, lo-fi, genre-defying jams on a beaten-up analog tape recorder. For his new album Negative Boogie, due out this week (7/14) via Ba Da Bing, he upgraded to an actual studio... Continue reading…

Rescuers warn swimmers to stay out of the deadly Kern River after six drownings

In singing about the Kern River, Merle Haggard put it best: “It’s a mean piece of water, my friend.” As a heat wave tightens its grip on California, the water in the massive Sierra Nevada snowpack is being squeezed into the state’s rivers and reservoirs, creating dangerous conditions downstream...

Stream Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Nathan Salsburg’s New EP

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Earlier this spring, Will Oldham, the veteran roots-music iconoclast who usually records as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, released his Merle Haggard tribute album Best Troubadour. And he also released an EP that was, up until now, a Record Store Day exclusive. Alongside Nathan Salsburg, the Louisville fingerpicking virtuoso and Joan Shelley collaborator, Oldham recorded a quick,…

Bonnie Prince Billy – “No Time To Cry” (Iris DeMent Cover) Video

7 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Bonnie Prince Billy recorded a cover of Iris DeMent's 1993 song "No Time To Cry" for the vinyl edition of his recent album Best Troubador, which is a tribute to Merle Haggard. The LP spans Haggard's songbook and includes renditions of "Mama Tried," "I Always Get Lucky With You," and "Haggard (Like I've Never Been…

Music Review: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - Best Troubador

W ill Oldham, known as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, brings a bluegrass band together to cover a collection of songs by the late outlaw country legend Merle Haggard, who died in 2016. Oldham's voice, wherever it goes, brings a playful spirit with it, dealing with the dullness of a lifelong ache ("New Partner") or with feelings more blunt and searing ("Kiss," with Scout Niblett).

Music Review: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - Best Troubador

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Best Troubador [Drag City; 2017] Rating: 3.5/5 W ill Oldham, known as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, brings a bluegrass band together to cover a collection of songs by the late outlaw country legend Merle Haggard, who died in 2016. Show More Summary

Stream Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's Newest Release, 'Best Troubador'

The album is a tribute to the late country musician Merle Haggard.

Stream Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Best Troubador

8 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Will Oldham's appreciation for Merle Haggard is no secret, and in light of the country legend's recent passing, he decided to record an album full of Haggard covers under his Bonnie "Prince" Billie moniker. We've already heard his interpretation of the classic "Mama Tried" and watched him play the late-period track "Bad Actor" in a…

Watch Bonnie “Prince” Billy Cover Merle Haggard With His Dogs on Morning TV Show

Bonnie “Prince” Billy, aka Will Oldham, gave morning television viewers in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky a taste of his forthcoming Merle Haggard tribute album, Best Troudabor. He appeared on local morning show “Great Day Live!” earlier this year to perform a cut that didn’t make the project’s final tracklist. Show More Summary

Watch Bonnie “Prince” Billy & His Dogs Cover Merle Haggard On Local Louisville Morning News

8 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Will Oldham, the country-folk enigma who performs as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, doesn't do a whole lot of interviews, or a whole lot of media in general. But for whatever reason, he recently sat down with the exceedingly goofy hosts of a morning-news show in his Louisville, Kentucky hometown. Oldham brought his dogs onto the show…

8 Country Music Cannabis Classics

We've come a long way from "We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee." Just ask Merle Haggard. When we think about marijuana and music, we think of hippies and 1960s rock 'n' roll, or perhaps, blunt-puffing rappers and hip hop artists, or maybe even reggae musicians—not country-and-western artists. Show More Summary

Shorties (The 2017 Folio Prize Shortlist, Willie Nelson's Tribute to Merle Haggard, and more)

The 2017 Folio Prize shortlist has been announced. The Vanishing Man by Laura Cumming The Return by Hisham Matar This Census-Taker by China Mie?ville The Sport of Kings by CE Morgan The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson Golden Hill by Francis...

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