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Mike Sudhalter  |  May 23, 2012

Taylor Swift cares about Country Music and its future. Often times, she gets criticized for straying too far from what would be considered Country Music. She's drawn new fans into the genre and build a bridge for them to listen to artists they may not have heard otherwise. Swift donated $4 [...]

Continue reading "Kudos to Taylor Swift for Country Music Hall of Fame donation"

Mike Sudhalter  |  May 20, 2012

Country music is supposed to be a well-behaved place, and it usually is. It's the kind of genre where fans, from age 2 to 102, can have a good time at a concert without worrying about misbehavior. That was the case on Friday night when the Josh Abbott Band played a 90-minute show at the [...]

Continue reading "Josh Abbott stands up for what's right"

Mike Sudhalter  |  May 11, 2012

How would you like it if someone judged you by your silliest moment and that was your musical and cultural legacy for nearly two decades, until your child eclipsed your fame with a musical career of their own? Meet Billy Ray Cyrus. He was a very talented country artist who got pigeon-holed into [...]

Continue reading "The Real Billy Ray Cyrus"

Mike Sudhalter  |  May 8, 2012

Some genres shouldn't be cross-collaborated upon, most specifically Heavy Metal and Polka, but Country and Dixieland Jazz -- both products of the southern United States - are a little more compatible. The legendary Oak Ridge Boys have always had wonderful harmonies, and they recently [...]

Continue reading "Oak Ridge Boys show creativity on new project"

Mike Sudhalter  |  May 1, 2012

Country music doesn't have too many of them, so it's kind of fun when a controversy pops up in the genre. This one revolved around Eric Church, who bills himself as a new-outlaw type of artist, criticized music reality television shows. It set off a firestorm of criticism, most [...]

Continue reading "Eric Church: Drink in His Hand, Foot in His Mouth"

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