Imagine this – it’s 2018. You can have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and whatever else there is all at your fingertips. Your favorite artists are right there and ready to interact with you as if you’re meeting them face to face. You can be best friends! If this sounds like a new phenomenon, it’s really not. The only thing that’s changed is the way we … Continue reading Classic Album Review: Ray Price – ‘Night Life’
This post has moved over to The Musical Divide. Continue reading Album Review: Johnny Cash and Various Artists – ‘Forever Words’
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 has shined a spotlight on one particular songwriter who broke … Continue reading Cindy Walker – A Songwriter Who Knew An Artist’s Personality
My buddy Nathan Kanuch and I collaborated on a piece about the country-rock movement. You can read that over on his website here. Continue reading The Epic Scene of Country-Rock
Editor’s note: By writing this piece, I am in no way supporting or condemning the Dixie Chicks’ actions in this piece. As always, my focus is on the real story. “Because of the Bush comments.” Well yeah, duh, but then how come country artists were allowed to have differing opinions during the Vietnam War? How come Merle Haggard could release “America First” with little reception? … Continue reading Why Were The Dixie Chicks Banned From Country Radio?