Musgraves, nominated for four Grammys, said her version of country music is inspired by its roots. But she also loves a huge range of other artists.
Margo Price is a rising star in the world of country music, nominated for a Grammy Award for her songs about rural America, her own personal struggles with alcohol, loss and trying to make it in Nashville. The NewsHour caught…
By Elizabeth Flock
The "Rhinestone Cowboy," country music legend, hitmaker, and TV star, is dead at 81.
In both ballads and hard-charging rock songs, Jason Isbell's storytelling prowess has made him one of today's most acclaimed singer-songwriters. On his new album "The Nashville Sound," Isbell's songs are filled with rural country characters, and offer a reflection of…
Cline’s tenacity and talent come through in the upcoming PBS documentary, “Patsy Cline: American Masters," which debuts in March.
By PBS NewsHour
Merle Haggard rose to country music stardom singing about what he knew best: poverty, prison and heartache. He died Wednesday on his 79th birthday. William Brangham looks back at the singer's life.
By PBS NewsHour
Money manager turned country crooner Merle Hazard has made a name for himself singing about fiscal policy. His latest tune considers whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates -- and according to one of the world’s leading investment experts,…
By Joshua Barajas
In "Full Circle," the 83-year-old country doyenne takes stock of her legacy.
By Victoria Fleischer
Before we ring in 2015, we want to reflect on some of the great Art Beat stories from this past year. So who did we listen to in 2014?…
By Ashira Morris
Ralph Peer popularized the genres of country, blues, jazz, gospel and Latin. His story begins in the era of the wind-up crank cylinder and ends in the age of color television and is told in the new book, "Ralph Peer…
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