Jeffrey Remz | January 29, 2016
Parked outside the House of Blues in Boston last Saturday night was the big tractor-trailer for CMT Next Women of Country Tour. Jennifer Nettles is headlining with support provided by the most excellent Brandy Clark and newcomers Lindsay Ell and Tara Thompson.
Nettles is on the road [...]
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Jeffrey Remz | January 20, 2016
To say that 2016 has been a rough year for musicians thus far would be an understatement. First David Bowie passed away at 69 of cancer. And this week, Glenn Frey, a founding member of the Eagles, died at 67 of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.
Frey was a key [...]
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Jeffrey Remz | January 17, 2016
David Bowie was a musical icon in genre-bending career that lasted five decades until his surprising death last Sunday at 69. Bowie did not have any connection to country music, but maybe his choices could be a guide to country, bluegrass and Americana artists today.
I listened [...]
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Jeffrey Remz | January 8, 2016
Looking back the year in country music, it would be easy to focus on the continuing question of what constitutes country music these days. George Strait? Luke Bryan? Florida Georgia Line?
But instead, a consideration of the previous 12 months leads to a few very bright spots.
The biggest [...]
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