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Taylor Swift "Fearless" Big Machine Records

When girls are young, they wish upon stars. They dream of ball gowns, swoon over Romeo and wait for their fairytale to begin. That day, for Taylor Swift, has come. The 18-year-old songwriter released her second hit album, “Fearless,” on Nov. 11. Her single “Love Story” hit No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Single Chart behind […]

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Rodney Crowell “Sex and Gasoline” Yep Roc Records

by Mike Hennessey Rodney Crowell is a critically-acclaimed member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame with thirty years worth of chart-topping, Grammy-nominated music behind him. However, his latest release, Sex and Gasoline, arrives with a tired title stripped from the album’s faintly sanctimonious opening track, a hoary critique of the female beauty-industrial complex. Mr. […]

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Digital Rodeo Rounds Up Country Fans

by Bill Conger Saddle up your high-speed modems, throw a lasso around the World Wide Web, and wrangle your spot on the Internet at www.DigitalRodeo.com. It is the in place to be for on-line country music fans. Members can hook up at the fastest growing online social networking community that’s dedicated strictly to country music […]

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Brad Paisley "Play: The Guitar Album" RCA

by Derek Payseur Brad Paisley’s latest album, Play: The Guitar Album, is an obvious departure from the rest of his mainstream albums. There are sixteen songs and only five have vocals. The rest is a combination of mainly fast finger-picking instrumental jams that have more in common with bluegrass, jazz, and rock than the popular […]

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Reverend Horton Heat with Nashville Pussy and Reckless Kelly – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

by Joseph Scott They all looked like Sarah Palin. That’s the first thing I noticed at the Reverend Horton Heat, Nashville Pussy, Reckless Kelly show at Asheville’s venerable Orange Peel wednesday night. All the psychobilly girls there to see the show looked like tatted up, heavily pierced Sarah Palins. The hair. The glasses. The social […]

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McGraw To Host SNL

Tim McGraw hopes to show his comedic side during his first appearance on “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 22. “I’m not exactly known for my comedy,” McGraw said, “but then again if you’ve been to one of my shows you might feel differently. McGraw becomes one of the few country artists to ever host the […]

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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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