Singing along to your new songs while sipping beer on your tour bus? Then posting the results online? It’s a novel way to preview your album…and it works. Watch Bentley go track by track through the songs on ‘Riser’ in an intimate, laid-back listening session.
Is bluegrass hip all over again? If you look at the today’s pop-music landscape, apparently so. In Radio.com’s Inside Out video, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton and others talk about the influence of bluegrass — and the “O Brother Where Art Thou?” soundtrack — on modern music.
“It was something that everybody can connect with,” he told Radio.com, “because so many people out there have lost somebody.”
Chris Stapleton is the songwriter behind many hit singles you’ve heard before. Now he’s stepping out on his own with “What Are You Listening To.”
Petty recently called current country music “bad rock with a fiddle.” Country songwriting vet Stapleton challenges the rock superstar to ‘put [his] money where [his] mouth is in a tangible way.’
Tom Petty has a beef with modern country music, if comments he made recently are any indication. Below are ten songs that might change his mind.