By Jon Black — If one were to parse the entire pantheon of country music heroes for a quartet that embodies all that is great and good in country music, it would be hard to imagine a line-up more epic than Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.
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For a girl who has relatively no record-label backing, 16-year-old Stormy Montana has a hint of Miranda Lambert sass in her. With a soft voice, she sings strong songs about boys, drinking, and … Willie Nelson?? Sure, she even sings one song about biker chicks. Montana is taking country sales by, well, ‘storm,’ with selling […]
He’s been compared to the likes of Alan Jackson and former Belmont University classmate, Brad Paisley, but singer/songwriter Brandon Kinney certainly has a style he can call his own. He takes a unique look at southern living through the beer goggles of where stereotypes meet politically incorrect. His hit song, “Hicks,” has peaked at No. […]
One year after the release of his debut hit album, “Anything Goes,” singer/songwriter Randy Houser lands himself with two nominations for the 43rd annual Country Music Association awards, including New Artist of the Year. Houser’s second single off the album, “Boots On,” peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Hits chart, and reached top […]
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 […]
By Lisa Kiser I realize I’m playing catch up here, but I feel that anything that this “Big Star” throws out is worth careful (and generally enjoyable) scrutiny, so here goes. Lucky Old Sun follows the established Chesney vein of “coconut country” as one might say, spewing forth tracks that draw the picture of an […]
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 […]