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The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the Association for Cultural Equity, and the Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Studies at Coastal Carolina University are pleased to announce that the entirety of John A. Lomax’s historic South Carolina recordings—made between 1934 and 1940 under the aegis of the Library of Congress’ Archive […]
Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, a division of SME, are celebrating the 90th birthday of American country music legend Loretta Lynn, born April 14, 1932 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. A number of Loretta’s fellow and sister musicians, friends and artists inspired and influenced by her music (including Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Reba […]
Q: You’ve come a long way from Locust Ridge, Tennessee. Can you still claim to be backwoods? A: Yes, and proud of it. I stay close to my roots and my family. I never want to forget any part of it. I’m still just a hillbilly at heart, thus a Backwoods Barbie. Q: Congratulations on […]
The image is forever burned into our pop-culture consciousness. George Clooney, sporting overalls and scruff, wailing “Man of Constant Sorrow” in the Coen Brothers’ twangy Odyssey O’Brother, Where Art Thou? Then, there’s the man behind that scene: bluegrass singer-songwriter Dan Tyminski, of the Dan Tyminski Band and Alison Krauss and Union Station, still one of […]
Rosanne Cash’s new album, The List, could be called the Dead Sea Scrolls of country music. A strange analogy, but an entirely apt one for a disc with twelve tracks by Cash from a list of 100 essential country and roots songs compiled for her by her father, the legendary Johnny Cash, when she was […]
“Rock & Roots or Roots & Roll, whatever you want to call it – we challenge you to find a description that fits other than good music you can count on when you thought maybe you just couldn’t count on music anymore!” That quote from Lilly Ruby, the Webmaster of www.jamesmccmurtry.com is one of the […]
When asked about his plans for Father’s Day, Jim Avett simply said, “Not a thing. There’s nothing special about Father’s Day as far as I’m concerned. I get the gift of being a daddy every day.” If you’re ever lucky enough to spend an hour talking with this man, you’ll realize that every day really […]
Carly Pearce will reveal the ACM Radio Award winners via the Academy of Country Music Facebook, which will also be revealed on February 19th at 9:30am PT/11:30am CT/12:30pm ET at CRS (Country Music Seminar) 2020. The chart-topping singer-songwriter will also return for a second time to host the annual ACM Radio Awards Reception on Saturday, […]
Happy Valentine’s Day country music lovers. Whether you are single or with that special someone there is one thing that is for sure today – you aren’t alone thanks to the fantastic new music your favorite artists have released. From fresh Luke Bryan to flawless Carly Pearce there is something for everyone this Valentine’s Day. […]
Legendary country artist John Anderson’s new song, “Tuesday I’ll Be Gone,” with special guest Blake Shelton is out now! Of the collaboration, Anderson shares, “I’m super excited about the new song with Blake. It was a dream to record with him at Easy Eye Sound. I also can’t wait to see everyone on the upcoming ‘Friends and Heroes’ tour […]