One Month Out, A Slight Change In Direction And Some Things I’ve Learned

Hello everyone, Well, this blog is now a month old, and so far it’s gone better than I expected. What was originally going to be a scrapped project has turned into something very fun and informative for me (and hopefully you too). I’m writing a variety of features now that are fun and energizing to … More One Month Out, A Slight Change In Direction And Some Things I’ve Learned

Album Review: Johnny Cash and Various Artists – ‘Forever Words’

While many would not label Out Among The Stars as Johnny Cash’s all-time best work, I consider it a landmark moment in my life. You see, I never got to be “excited” for a new Cash album, and I’m guessing a few of you out there know the same feeling. I never would have imagined that feeling … More Album Review: Johnny Cash and Various Artists – ‘Forever Words’

Concert Review: Alan Jackson Live In Canandaigua, New York

It’s fun to entertain the idea of a “Mount Rushmore” of country music. Of course, there are all sorts of ways you can go about doing it. You can frame it objectively by either electing the actual first four country recording artists, or you can do it based off of who’s contributed the most to … More Concert Review: Alan Jackson Live In Canandaigua, New York

Cindy Walker – A Songwriter Who Knew An Artist’s Personality

When discussing country music history, it’s easy to focus on the biggest artists of every era as well as the significant events and trends. Writers, producers and other affiliates working in the background are sometimes only mentioned if they go on to have their own successful careers (Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson for example). Thankfully, history … More Cindy Walker – A Songwriter Who Knew An Artist’s Personality

Let’s Talk Business … The Country Music Business

Warning: Language Imagine this – you’re a country music scholar looking to answer the question, “what is country music?” Is it the moan of the steel guitar that makes a country song? Do you have to be southern born and raised? Do you have to mention mama, trucks, trains and alcohol? You don’t really know, … More Let’s Talk Business … The Country Music Business

Time Capsule: John Anderson – ‘Seminole Wind’

As we’ve seen with far too many artists in mainstream country these days, the industry simply isn’t allowing its artists to develop into something more (a recent example is Cam unfortunately). These days a single that misses the top twenty or worse is a sign of trouble. Furthermore, for a genre that celebrates its roots, … More Time Capsule: John Anderson – ‘Seminole Wind’