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February 17, 2017 - The way The Cadillac Three lead singer Jaren Johnston told it, the band could have had their choice of opening tours this year for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen.... »»»
February 11, 2017 - An eclectic group of Americana artists gathered together for a relatively low-key tribute to Loretta Lynn on the eve of the glitzy Grammy Awards. In contrast to the expensive dresses and song sets... »»»
February 9, 2017 - Martina McBride said of "Reckless," her first country album in five years, that she wanted to get back to the old school, sorting through hundreds of songs from Music City's best... »»»
February 2, 2017 - Miranda Lambert already drank the music Kool-Aid a long time ago, but she is now spreading the gospel of the benefits of music on her tour. Starting with quotes about music from the late gospel singer... »»»
January 29, 2017 - ven though it was a late Sunday night show, with Cody Jinks taking the stage past 10, the packed - like sardines, as opener Paul Cauthen accurately put it -Constellation Room was more than ready for some... »»»
January 26, 2017 - It's been a long time in coming for SUSTO's lead singer Justin Osborne to attract a bit of attention. But perhaps the South Carolina resident at age 30 and his band are on the brink.... »»»
January 23, 2017 - Rodney Crowell appeared the Grammy Museum to talk about his career as a singer, songwriter and producer. And while it was fascinating hearing Crowell tells stories about learning songwriting craft while... »»»
January 20, 2017 - On this night of the presidential inauguration, Dave Alvin could have easily and conveniently filled his between song patter with snarky remarks about the new president, who is not a big favorite among artists.... »»»
January 20, 2017 - The Lumineers continued their Cleopatra World Tour with an energetic performance. For some attendees, the only wet-blanket moment were the political references. Some were more subtle, like in middle... »»»
January 14, 2017 - Nearly a week before the inauguration President-elect Donald Trump, Lucinda Williams served notice she's set on counting her blessings (opening her concert with "Blessed"), and determined... »»»