By Joshua Barajas
"It's haiku. It's distilled poetry, the essence of what human communication can be."…
By Elizabeth Flock
Country-blues musician Erika Ryann talked about the experience of playing in honky tonks out West, writing songs on a tractor or on the road, and how necessary it is to be alone when writing.
By Jason Kane
The country music star told the PBS NewsHour that one of the things he learned while making new music is that people are a lot more alike than different. “I feel like a lot of folks are just cruising on…
By Jeffrey Brown, Jason Kane
Loretta Lynn's six decades of boundary-breaking country music and a 1980 film adaptation of her life, "Coal Miner's Daughter," took her from Kentucky poverty to American legend. But in all those years, she says she never had a birthday party...
"Let me have that damn mic."…
By Laura Santhanam
While the exclusion of female artists, songwriters and producers has always been a reality in Nashville and beyond, some see it as having gotten worse in recent decades.
By Jeffrey Brown, Frank Carlson
The proportion of female voices on country radio has been dropping in recent years, amid “long-held beliefs” that male singers drive larger audiences and greater ad revenue. But not everyone in Nashville buys into that theory. Jeffrey Brown reports on…
Country music singer and songwriter Kacey Musgraves is nominated for four awards at this weekend's 61st annual Grammy Awards. Just 30 years old, the Texas-born musician is enjoying her journey in the music industry -- and doing it on her…
By Dan Cooney
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.
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