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Win a Dolly autographed CD!

Country Music Goodness and Dolly Parton are giving away a signed CD from Dolly! The contest runs from October 10, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. PDT and ends on November 15, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Click here to enter! Winners will be selected by a random drawing from among eligible entries received. Winners will be […]

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Husk – interview

By Travis Mamone Husk is a new hard rocking band deeply rooted in the sounds and feelings of the old South. They mix the old-school twang of Hank and Merle with the classic Southern Rock of Lynard Skynard. And did I mention these guys are from Canada? I recently had the opportunity to do an […]

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Darius Rucker

On the heels of his new album, Darius Rucker is getting set to tour with Brad Paisley. Rucker’s album, Learn to Live, hit number one on country charts, only a step behind his first country single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” CMG spoke with him about the sudden country fame. Country Music Goodness: […]

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Country Music for President!

Grand Ole Opry is holding a poll for “Which country music superstar would get your vote for U.S. President?” “Make your voice heard through Election Day, as we pose the question, ‘Which country music superstar would get your vote for U.S. President?’ Cast your vote daily, and check out the Opry’s ties to the real […]

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Todd Snider “Peace Queer” Mega Force

by Brad Tucker Listening to Todd Snider’s back-catalogue gives one the impression that he has extremely varied tastes in music, and that he is greatly affected by whatever he is listening to. At different times he is contemporary pop country, straight folk, John Prine, or Tom Petty. There are moments on his 1994 debut, Songs […]

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Lonestar – interview

by Lisa Kiser Into The Future with Lonestar With the departure of Richie McDonald and the arrival of new lead singer Cody Collins, Lonestar has experienced some tumultuous times of late. I recently chatted with Keech Rainwater, resident all-star drummer for Lonestar, about the new direction of the band and what the future holds. Country […]

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BEN KWELLER – San Francisco, CA

by Jody Mason Ben Kweller Takes on San Francisco Ben Kweller returned to his place of birth Sunday, October 5, to play the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park. The 27-year old drew a huge audience of all ages with fiery, Dylan-esque songs like “Fight” and “This is War”, stomping with the beat […]

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Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music)

by Tim Rynders Country Music Pride: How have the first few shows gone? Does it feel like you never stopped playing as HWM or does it feel like a distant dream? Chuck Ragan: They’ve gone and felt absolutely incredible.  The friends, fans and general turnout has been overwhelming and it’s just been everything and more […]

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Dolly Parton “Shinola” – video

Check out Dolly Parton’s new video for the country legend’s new song, ‘Shinola,’ from her ‘Backwoods Barbie’ CD. And also, be on the look out for a special Dolly Parton contest in the near future. Check back frequently so you don’t miss it!

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