For all the chatter about formulaic truck songs and cynical genre-bending, mainstream country in the 2010s actually had a lot of bright spots.
While not traditionally Christmas songs, these melodies remind us why the incarnation of the Savior of the world was oh so glorious.
Good holiday music is so abundant that, if we wanted, we could easily play it from Thanksgiving through Epiphany and never repeat a track.
Perhaps ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is just a song. But it’s a remarkable one in a way, and if we were still writing Christmas songs these days, we probably wouldn’t write it again.
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.
It’s a curious decision to think that cutting America out of the ‘Sunday Night Football’ song is the ‘best’ way to celebrate an American sport’s 100-year-old heritage.
With its legitimacy in question more than ever, for the moment Kanye West has become the face of American Christianity. Is that good?
The problem with so many Christ-claiming celebrities is that they don’t actually believe Jesus is King. It seems Kanye does.
Reactions from conservatives and Christians to Kanye West’s new leaf have ranged from overblown to overly cynical. I understand both.
‘I thought, ‘Why can’t I fit in there? I’ve been everywhere else. Why can’t I go there?’ Parton told ET on set near Nashville, Tennessee.
Kanye West’s profession of faith is no joke or ploy for attention. The album isn’t for show. It’s a mission with deadly serious stakes: the eternal soul.
It’s better to know less than to know that Taylor Swift, a woman who rocketed from Middle America to superstardom, is basically as interesting as the liberal arts grad next to you in line at the Williamsburg Whole Foods.
Historically speaking, rap and hip hop have been just as musical as any other variety of pop music. You know it when you hear it.
Business Insider’s Anthony Fisher joins Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss 2020, the NYT Kavanaugh smears, and major changes in this century’s music.
Lana Del Rey’s retro persona is built on images ranging from boozy film-noir fatalism to the open road and California self-invention.
Maybe I outgrew Taylor Swift, but maybe she left me out in the cold. And maybe our differences have something to do with her newfound political activism.
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