We are saddened today to learn of the death of Kate McGarrigle last night from cancer. She was 63. McGarrigle performed widely with her sister, Anna, for more than three decades, recording 10 albums. She was also well-known for being the matriarch of a musical family, the Wainwrights. McGarrigle was the mother of singers Rufus […]
The Sundance Channel is well into the second season of its critically acclaimed music/talk original series “Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…”. This week — Jan. 20, 10 p.m. EST — features the first of a two-part episode with guest Bruce Springsteen. In the series, executive produced by Sir Elton John, Costello interviews his musical guests and […]
The Academy has voted, the nominees are celebrating, and now the wait begins. A notable standout for Best Country Instrumental Performance is The Greencards, for “The Crystal Merchant” from Fascination, which we at CMP reviewed yesterday. Good luck to all the nominees! For a complete list of Country Music nominees, click here: The 52nd Annual […]
With a No. 1 album on the charts and a two-hour TV special in December, the former American Idol winner has reason to celebrate – and won’t let anyone ruin her holiday spirit.
For those of you who just can’t get enough of Those Darlins, put the pedal to the metal — don’t even stop for “Red Lights” — and haul ass over to Seattle’s KEXP 90.3 FM website to hear the Darlins talk about stuff and sing a few songs. You’ll hear two old favorites and two […]
On Wednesday, Nov. 4 at noon, check out a LIVE performance by Band of Heathens and Taylor Brown on WDVX 89.9 FM’s Blue Plate Special, at the Knoxville Visitors Center on the corner of Gay St. and Summit Hill Dr. in downtown Knoxville, TN. (The WDVX Blue Plate Special features a live performance each weekday […]
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For us at CMP headquarters, tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards featured one shock after another. First of all, we were shocked to discover MTV still plays music videos. Then, we were shocked bubbly teen country superstar Taylor Swift beat out heavy-hitting pop front-runners Lady Gaga and Sasha Fierce Beyoncé to win Best Female Video for […]
The already contentious Texas gubernatorial race just got a little more interesting. You might say it even got a little more Kinky. Country-rock icon and satirist Richard “Kinky” Friedman has announced he will run for governor again in 2010, Politico.com reports. Friedman ran as an independent in 2006, losing to incumbent Republican Rick Perry. He […]