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Nashville Scene: How NOT to Act at Bonnaroo

Middle Tennessee is the place to be. Yes, the Big B. Bonnaroo. For those of you who’ve been living Eric Rudolph-style in caves off the grid for the past few years, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee every June (the […]

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Billboard Features Jewel’s Cover of Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done”

Jewel covers Neil Young In support of her new album, Sweet and Wild, and as part of this week’s Mashup Mondays series on Billboard.com, Jewel covered Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done.” Jewel “puts a feminine, breathy, melancholy-but-gentle twist on the Canadian rock legend’s track.” Listen closely because Jewel’s otherworldly good looks can […]

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Kid Rock prepares to party at CMT Music Awards tonight!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Kid Rock won’t be too far out of his comfort zone as host of the Country Music Television Awards. It will be kind of like throwing a party. “They’re just kind of loose and fun, and they’re geared that way – to have fun,” he said of Wednesday’s event, to be […]

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NBC News Anchor Brian Williams A Big Deer Tick Fan

BREAKING NEWS! This just in, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is a huge Deer Tick fan — he considers them to be “a great band.” (OK, so this isn’t “breaking news” — we just couldn’t resist.) Back in April, Williams interviewed Deer Tick on MSNBC’s “BriTunes”, Williams’ own music video channel. He’s saluted iTunes […]

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Ray LaMontagne to Release Fourth Album

Ray LaMontagne admitted during an episode of Elvis Costello’s Spectacle talk show on the Sundance Channel, that he doesn’t like being the center of attention and never wanted to be on stage. “If I didn’t have to do it I wouldn’t do it.” Luckily for us, he is compelled to do so. That said, we […]

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Dierks Bentley to release “Up on the Ridge” June 8

Nashville recording artist Dierks Bentley will release “Up on the Ridge,” a raw, true-to-his-roots bluegrass album on June 8. Bentley co-wrote five of the tracks, and enlists the help of singers Alison Krauss, Tim O’Brien and Kris Kirstofferson to supplement the album. Listeners can get a sneak peak by visiting USMagazine.com, which is currently streaming […]

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Win FREE tickets to the Country Throwdown Tour!

Here at Country Music Pride, we like to keep things interesting. We’re not only going to be writing about the Country Throwdown Tour, we’re giving you a chance to experience it for yourself! The Throwdown travels across the U.S., and features artists like Mongomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town, Eli Young Band, The Lost […]

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Neil Young previews new tracks in Nashville

Six songs into Neil Young’s seemingly sedate solo set at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium last night, the 64-year-old rocker stunned fans who weren’t expecting to leave with ringing ears. Putting down his acoustic guitar, he strapped on his signature electric Les Paul Old Black and began thrashing away on “Down by the River” like a one-man […]

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