‘I think it’s dead,’ Loretta Lynn declared of country music, speaking on an episode of Martina McBride’s podcast released on Thursday.
Country music should amplify the voices of ‘flyover state’ women, often women of faith, who lack proper representation in media and popular culture.
For all the chatter about formulaic truck songs and cynical genre-bending, mainstream country in the 2010s actually had a lot of bright spots.
“Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” is a magical breath of monoculture, exhaled gently into the frenzied streaming universe at our time of greatest need.
The country pop seems to keep getting poppier, even while a handful of traditionalists find success making excellent music that honors the genre’s roots.
Washington Post entertainment reporter Emily Yahr joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the biggest news coming out of Hollywood and Nashville this week.
In the quality department, Maren Morris’s recently released second album ‘Girl’ is no match for her first.
If Carrie Underwood is the person who sings about taking a Louisville Slugger to her boyfriend’s car, Miranda Lambert is the person who would actually do it.
On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour: The best performances, the anticipated politics, and the unfolding celebrity drama of award season.
Honor your heritage, stand up for yourself, don’t take yourself too seriously, and don’t quit. And carry a pistol if you want to.
Talented as they are, not one of the women who took the stage with Dolly Parton at the Grammys will ever manage to be as impressive as she.
Here’s are the nominees that should win this year, across all genres. Please forgive me in advance for picking Florida Georgia Line.
While we saw classic country performances by Nashville legends, more and more artists took the stage with songs that look, feel, and sound more like pop music.
Dolly Parton’s classic moment from the CMAs 40 years ago is an important reminder.
If ever there were a time to elevate Loretta Lynn, it’s now. And CMT crowns Loretta Lynn ‘Artist of a Lifetime’ at its annual Artists of the Year broadcast tonight.
Fans are feeling let down after Willie Nelson announced on Sept. 12 he would be headlining a benefit concert for Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas.
’90’s Country,’ the late-summer single from Walker Hayes, is a clever and catchy nod to a long-gone era in the genre that sounds more like a Jason Mraz song than any of the music it celebrates.
On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, author John Lingan untangles the overlapping themes of country music, American folkways turning into chaos, and the small town of Winchester, Virginia.
‘At Folsom Prison’ reignited Johnny Cash’s music career, and led to a second live album at San Quentin the following year. It is still thought to be one of the best live albums of all time.
Cowles is an artist you can enjoy while you’re driving down a country road, downing a few beers with friends on your back deck, or just hanging out on Saturday afternoon.
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