What makes a great country song? Well, if David Allan Coe is to be believed, the songs require a few things: mama, trains, trucks, prison, or gettin' drunk. There's got to be more to it than that though, right? Like, at least five more things. Country music draws on the same themes so often that it' ... More >>
Pulling a page from the Shania Twain handbook on pop country, The JaneDear Girls create glossy, hook-heavy songs with an underlying flavor of Bluegrass. As an accomplished fiddle and electric mandolin player, Susie Brown brings the the hoedown feel to guitarist Danelle Leverett's traditional ... More >>
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Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Searching for the meaning of life in a movie that barely exists.
Barbie Hit Mix (Kid Rhino)
To Bill, with love
Homeward bound, Slim Cessna keeps sin alive in a new project.
Still a big thinker, Dallas Wayne holds out for honky-tonk.
Country-radio pros gather in Colorado to search for ways to seduce a younger generation.
O Brother's success revealed Norman Blake's genius to a wide audience. Bluegrass fans have seen it all along.
George Jones has stuck around as one of country's greatest living legends. Now he speaks the cold hard truth about the state of the music he loves.
Two local radio personalities get scorched by their own words.
Celeste Krenz's folk tales take her to country's capital.
A group of area songwriters gathers to improve their tunes -- and take a shot at the bigtime.
Britain's William Topley finds a second home in Colorado.
The Tragically Hip doesn't believe in dumbing down its music to reach wide audiences. As a result, it's the most popular band in Canada.
Knowing how Nick Drake expired helps bring his music to life.
His song dares to challenge the Nashville money machine. Somehow, though, songwriter Larry Cordle has gotten away with Murder.
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams shine a light on vintage country.
Who's changed more -- Trisha Yearwood or country music?
The country revisionists behind BR5-49 play Nashville's numbers game.
Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Murder on Music Row
(Shell Point Records)
Two-steppin' through a slew of recent country releases.
Hank Williams III hopes to do it his way, with or without Nashville's help.
Four new releases don't tell all of the Captain Beefheart story.
An essential boxed set shows what was right about Hank Williamsand what's wrong about country music today.
Neko Case aims to shake up the world of country music.
Three new reissues serve as reminders of how good country music can be.
In a cynical world, Iris DeMent struggles to maintain her virtue.
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