Category Archives: From where I sit

Sony Music Nashville CEO Gary Overton is Right (And So What?)

When Sony Music Nashville CEO Gary Overton told the Tennessean, “If you’re not on country radio, you don’t exist.” it caused a minor kerfuffle between country music bloggers and country artists, like Aaron Watson and…

Watch Out! Sturgill Simpson: “Turtles All the Way Down” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Last night Sturgill Simpson performed his trad-country, psychedelic-tinged song about chemical enlightenment. As always, the man and his fantastic band, nailed it. With appearances on David Letterman and Conan it’s becomes a of late night…

2014 Americana Album of the Year Grammys Predictions

Grammy nominations are a few months away but the topic of performers that might be up for an Americana Album of the year nomination – meaning releases between Oct. 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014…

Twang Nation 8th Anniversary Contest – Johnny Cash, Lone Justice , Gram Parsons

I know, I know. I don’t look a day over six. But it’s true! Your generally humble roots music blog, Twang Nation, turns 8 this month. Where does the time go? I started this on…