It's hard to say which fell faster and crashed harder in 2003: the bombs being dropped over Iraq by U.S. warplanes, or the Dixie Chicks' career after singer Natalie Maines openly criticized George W. Bush, the commander-in-chief directing the attacks.
Raised in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Peter James went on to broaden his horizons exploring the world while playing in cover bands. To say he is well-travelled would be an understatement. With 15 years of globetrotting under his belt, he's collected memories like passport stamps.
Last week I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to photograph ...
So how does a song even get on the radio anyway? How does it happen, that great moment when you're listening to the radio and you hear that song you like?
Nick Pivot plays what he calls "shop floor country from the Motor City." His gutbucket, honky tonk lyrics are sure to incite drunken behavior and keep him off any short-list of poet laureate candidates evidenced by his latest, "F**k You, I'm from Detroit."
Aaron Parker is an unabashed '90s country music superfan. It's no surprise, then, that Parker's sound is reminiscent of the era, simultaneously evoking a classic sound while impressive production makes his debut EP simultaneously current.
The NMC should enhance the musical landscape in Calgary by becoming a focal point for activity, and create a bridge to the music industry across the country. It will be a hub for community events and activities in Calgary's East Village, a key part of that area's redevelopment. It will spur cultural tourism and likely be a catalyst for employment in commercial music and related sectors.
As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. That was certainly the case for rising country star Mitch Rossell over the weekend, where he celebrated his birthday in much bigger fashion than he could have ever imagined.
There is something nostalgic about Americana roots music that whisks you away to a bygone era of singing guitars and rock stars. Before people could escape through internet, video games and smartphones, there was blues and rock 'n' roll.
I'm basically a positive person and have plenty of experience with hardship so I know this will get easier, but all the usual short term solutions to get through this haven't been working. So I decided to do the opposite of everything I normally do and one is that I switched my morning radio station from adult contemporary to country.
f you have big dreams, Brice says you better be ready for rejection. The path to your big dream is a very long and difficult one. Brice's motto is to "keep on grinding."
Suppose just for a minute that you were a music writer, somebody who writes articles about music and musicians, and one day you found out about The Wild West Songwriters Festival.
Have you ever noticed what a profound change music can make on a person? It can change their mood in just a few notes, or it can make a person truly introspective within a chord.
Howdy! I have a confession to make; I cheated on Broadway with Nashville this weekend. This little New Yorker visited THE city of country music, of my girl Taylor Swift, of cowboy hats, of southern accents and fried chicken.
It's no secret I have a huge girl crush on Kacey Musgraves. Her voice is soft and pure. This allows for her snarky and cruelly honest words to float i...
I'll admit it. When the Steve Grand video "All American Boy" dropped in 2013 with the tagline "first openly gay country artist," my teeth clenched. I had been working on unveiling my band Indiana Queen as the first openly gay country band for months.