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Lynyrd Skynyrd GODS & GUNS to be released September 29

With their first set of new studio material since 2003’s Vicious Cycle, legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd returns with God & Guns, due out September 29 on Loud & Proud / Roadrunner Records. Recorded in Nashville in 2008-2009 with noted rock producer Bob Marlette, input from guitarist John 5, and a wealth of material written […]

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Monsters of Folk unleashed from the depths

We first wrote about Monsters of Folk, the mysterious folk supergroup featuring Conor Oberst, Jim James Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, singer-songwriter M. Ward and Saddle Creek producer Mike Mogis, while fawning over Yames’s Harrison tribute EP last week. Now, “Say Please,” the first track off their album, is available for download on MonstersOfFolk.com. […]

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Alison Krauss and Union Station to Perform at the White House

Burlington, MA – On Tuesday, July 21 Rounder recording artist, Alison Krauss and Union Station will participate in the ongoing White House music series celebrating the arts and demonstrating the importance of arts education. This event will feature Country Music artists Alison Krauss and Union Station and Brad Paisley. Krauss and Paisley will participate in […]

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We Like Free Things: Free Dierks Bentley Tickets

Live in or around Atlanta and want to see Dierks Bentley for free? Of course you do. For its third rotation of the “Summer Krush” series, cell phone retailers Samsung have partnered with venues and artists across the country to give away a few free tickets for a number of private shows. Among them is […]

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 9 lineup too legit to quit

There are far too few places in this world where Stetsons and Hammer pants can successfully coexist. On October 2-4, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park will become one of them with this year’s Strictly Bluegrass Festival. The festival, now in its ninth year, has a more extensive, eclectic and full-on excellent lineup than ever. Oh, […]

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Yonder Mountain String Band Take “Joyful and Irreverent” (LA Times) Live Show on The Road for Summer Tour

Yonder Mountain String Band, whose “joyful and irreverent” (LA Times) live shows “leave you worn out, danced-out, grinning and begging for more” (Tulsa World), kicked off their nationwide tour this past weekend with three shows in Telluride, CO. They’re on the road through September, including several dates supporting Dave Matthews Band. The four-piece band of […]

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Restless Collin Tour to Kick Off

  What do Collin Raye and Restless Heart have in common? 42 top 10 hits, 9 platinum and gold albums, 21 #1 hits, 12 time CMA nominees, 7 time ACM nominees, 1 band and 6 amazing voices! The Restless Collin Tour will be coming to a town near you and promises to be the Vocal […]

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Renfro Valley

by Meagan Lawson Hundreds of people are piling out of busses and cramped cars on Saturday afternoon, many leaning on canes or clutching grandbabies as they step onto the hot asphalt. Though Renfro Valley’s lodge, campgrounds, cabins, and restaurant are full, today is no special occasion. Each year, thousands of visitors sift in and out […]

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Kevin Costner Debuts on Grand Ole Opry

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Costner debuted on the Grand Ole Opry Saturday, Nov. 8. Costner performed with the band, Modern West, as the Opry returned to the Ryman Auditorium for its winter run beginning this weekend. Other performers on the show include Josh Turner and Randy Travis. Costner is in Nashville to promote his first country […]

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