Category Archives: Gospel

Record Store Day 2015 – Americana and Roots Music Picks

Record Store Day, the annual celebration of local record stores for aficionados of the antiquated data storage device known as vinyl will be taking place as always on the Third Saturday in April. For 2015…

BBC Lost Highway: The History of American Country

If you haven’t seen the BBC’s “Lost Highway: The History of American Country’ then you’re in for a treat. This four-part, four-hour documentary follows the musical lineage from the Bristol Sessions to Nashville, from Texas…

57th Annual Grammy Awards – Showing Our Roots

The cultural trade show known as the 57th Annual Grammy Awards is now history. 83 golden antiquated media playback device replicas were handed out to some of the most talented musicians in the world. But…

New Americana and Roots Music Releases for 2015

2014 was another bumper crop year for Americana and roots music. We shared our favorites and you weighed in with more. 2015 shows no signs of easing up as stalwarts like Steve Earle and James…

Cream of the Crop – Twang Nation Top Americana and Roots Music Picks of 2014

It defies all marketing logic. Take thoughtful, and oftentimes uncomfortable, music built unapologetically (and more importantly, without irony) from instrumentation and melodies that reflect the past and drag it into the present. Brazen sentimentality in…

Watch Out! Willie Nelson, Bobbie Nelson – ‘Who’ll Buy My Memories’ [VIDEO]

It’s a bumper year for Willie Nelson fans. The best selling ‘Band of Brothers” was released over the summer and as reported earlier, his second album of 2014, December Day, a collection cut with his…

Merle Haggard / Marty Stuart Deliver a Powerful Double-Shot – Bass Hall, Ft. Worth 11/12/14

On a North Texas night chilled by an early winter snap Merle Haggard and Marty Stuart brought a welcome reprieve by turning up the heat. “I hope you didn’t come looking for some fancy show.…