Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a particularly damagin ... More >>
Is that you, Katy Perry?It's no secret Katy Perry has a wicked sense of comedic timing. Remember when her Sesame Street appearance didn't air and she donned a skin-tight Elmo t-shirt and bounced around on Saturday Night Live as Maureen the sixteen-year-old who just hit puberty (and hard)? No ... More >>
Big Thinkin' (Hightone)
Singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler enjoys a good joke. But her music demands serious consideration.
Music City inspires songs of love and (mostly) hate.
Who's changed more -- Trisha Yearwood or country music?
This year's holiday CDs alternately inspire joy, nausea and terror. Which would you prefer?
Two-steppin' through a slew of recent country releases.
Puff Daddy, Leo Kottke, Prince, Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines