I've always viewed country music as a fringe community that I would never feel a part of. Growing up as a young gay man in the South, the connotations that "country" brings up include hearing gay slurs, being afraid, and most importantly, feeling "other."
When the Dixie Chicks announced their 2016 tour, I got excited... then got carried away. I can't wait to welcome them back from a "Long Time Gone" in London, cry to "Cowboy Take Me Away" in Dublin and sing the ultimate female empowerment anthem, "Goodbye Earl," with my girlfriends in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
For the fourth year in a row, the Rock 'N Roll Marathon Series is partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with this rockin' race being held in the one and only music city, Nashville.
Ingrid Michaelson's new single Hell No is scheduled to be released April 29th but I was lucky enough to catch a first look when she performed th...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Dallas music critic Michael Granberry reflects on the passing of country music great Merle Haggard. By MICHAEL GRANBERRY Back in 20...
Ever since I can remember, I have always believed I can do absolutely anything I put my mind to. Regardless of how outlandish the idea might seem, or how many people tell me it can't be done, I've never discounted my own gritty determination when it comes to getting what I desire.
5. Family Members. No other life experience can match the baffling mix of comfort and discomfort that comes from spending time with family. I could say more about this but I'd have to start using a pen name.
When you alienate people you alienate the people who love them. You alienate the people who believe in love. And that's a lot of people. I still believe that's most North Carolinians.
Johnny Cash was no saint. Neither are most high school students. Few of us grow up to be criminals or folk heroes. Most of us are somewhere in between. We don't need to upend our lives for our causes, but we can nudge ourselves in the direction of righteousness.
To all my faithful followers, all I can say is, "My boots are packed and I'm moving to Nashville!" Well, not really, but let me share with you what has led to this yearning.
Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and w...
You may already know a lot about Jim Ed Norman, and just not realize it. In any case, you almost certainly know a lot of his music, although you probably don't think of it as exactly 'his' music. He doesn't either, but the impact that his music has had on the way that a lot of great artists have made their own music has been immense.
Kim's husband, legendary country singer, Glen Campbell, rocked awareness when he and his family let the world know their secret. Together they toured the country after bravely announcing he had Alzheimer's disease.
The Grammy Awards are one of my favorite awards shows all year. They have tons of awards to give out but over the past few years, they shorten how many awards they present during the live show and turn it into a star-studded concert.
If you're a fan of CMT, you may recognise Rachele as one of their flock. But as an in demand up-and-coming country music artist, Rachele Lynae is just like every other busy, time poor bride-to-be when it comes to her wedding planning. But when I caught up with her for a chat, it also struck me how very different she is from a lot of the brides I meet every day.
Tasmanian-born singer-songwriter Audrey Auld had a wit and comedic style that added a joyful punctuation to her natural talent in crafting memorable country ballads. For many of us, it is still hard to believe she is gone.