The legendary Nashville producer and songwriter worked with icons from Jerry Lee and Johnny Cash to Don Williams, Charley Pride, and Waylon Jennings. “The outlaws were folks I could relate to.”
In recent years, murder ballads have taken on a whole new context, with women in the starring roles. Examples include songs by the Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, Reba, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert.
An uncommon phenomenon hit the country music charts at the beginning of 2013: two chart-topping singles from Carrie Underwood and The Band Perry that are also murder ballads.
When it comes to portrayals of the late country legend June Carter Cash, can Jewel stand up to Reese Witherspoon? The latter won an Oscar for her turn in the 2005 film Walk the Line. On Monday night, folk-pop […]
Josh Turner wrote eight of the twelve tracks on his 2012 release Punching Bag in his hand-build writer’s cottage. In an interview with Radio.com he explained just why he won’t be calling it his man […]
Hank Williams has one, Miles Davis has one. So do Patsy Cline, Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, and the Carter Family. Now it’s Johnny’s turn. That’s right, Johnny Cash is going to get his own postage stamp. It’s being issued as a Forever® stamp, but […]
When Brantley Gilbert proposed earlier this month to his girlfriend of one year, fellow country artist Jana Kramer, he didn’t do it just anywhere. He chose Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium (home to the Grand Ole Opry for decades) […]
Earlier this week, Brantley Gilbert proposed to his girlfriend of one year, fellow country artist Jana Kramer. And he didn’t do it just anywhere: He popped the question at the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Jana quickly said yes. As […]
“The Tennessee Waltz” has finally come to an end. Patti Page, who turned that song into a monster pop hit in 1950, died on Jan. 1, 2013 at age 85. Though she wasn’t terribly familiar to contemporary music […]
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