With the Grand Ole Opry about to turn 89, we asked Florida Georgia Line, Martina McBride, Lee Brice and many others if they felt it still resonated with today’s young artists and fans.
Four new songwriters were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on Sunday (Oct. 5).
Long before Brandy Clark released her excellent debut country album 12 Stories, she had a publicist in Kacey Musgraves. The two songwriters penned several hits together, including Miranda Lambert’s 2014 ACM Award-winning “Mama’s Broken Heart” and Musgraves’ recent single “Follow Your Arrow.” Naturally they formed a tight bond.
Barbara Ann explains the new bra-country movement and what it means for the boys of country music.
Brandy Clark’s “Get High” is one of those country songs that critics praise – but radio never plays. Barbara Ann brings you the song and lets you decide, shocking or just reality.
“I feel like women in my grandmother’s generation were expected to put on a pretty face and not really show their crazy sides,” Kacey Musgraves said, describing the ideas behind the three-time ACM-Award nominated song she cowrote with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. “Now, it’s a bit different.”
This year, everyone and their mother was singing along to Lorde’s anti-consumerist anthem “Royals,” but the New Zealand teen wasn’t the only new kid on the block who got us excited.
As 2013 draws to a close here’s Barbara Ann’s picks for the top 4 female country artists that will be making country hits and news in 2014.
Brandy Clark battled for two years to get her record out, but it’s now topping off a banner year for the singer/songwriter, who doesn’t mind bending the usually traditional genre’s rules a little bit.