Category Archives: Gospel

Watch Out! 10 Murder Ballads for Halloween

Hello ghouls and goblins! Halloween celebrations in some form has a long and rich tradition in 16th century European and Scandinavia. At roughly the same time the murder ballad evolved right along with it. Both…

NASHVILLE 2.0: The Rise of Americana to Air on PBS This November

NASHVILLE 2.0 kicks off the “PBS Americana Music Weekend,” which pairs this documentary with an Americana music concert from PBS’ iconic Austin City Limits (ACL) series. In a special episode, ACL travels to Nashville to…

George Jones’ First Album, ‘The Grand Ole Opry’s New Star,’ to be Re-Issued For The First Time

In 1956 The Grand Ole Opry invited a young country singer named George Jones to perform on their popular radio show.The 25 year-old Marine Corp veteran was already picking up momentum in his home state…

Americana Music Awards Winners 2013

The Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music, was again a fit setting for the Americana Music Awards, kicking off a week-long Americana Music Conference. A ceremony that the evening’s MC, the incomparable Jim…

10 Upcoming Bands To Catch At AmericanaFest 2013

Every time I head across this great nation to Music City to attend the always enjoyable Americana Music Association Festival, Conference and Awards Ceremony (whew!) i always come home with great memories. Most of those…

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 13 Line-Up Announced

The good people at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass have released the roster for this years event and it’s another winner. For those uninitiated, HSB is one of the premier Americana and roots music festivals in the…

Americana For All

I’ve been kicking around the ideas to address Giovanni Russonello’s “Why Is a Music Genre Called ‘Americana’ So Overwhelmingly White and Male?” i heard my mom’s advice in m mind, “just walk away from the…

George Jones Posthumous Album “Amazing Grace” To Be Released

Before he could complete his final “The Grand Farewell Tour” tour, country music legend George Jones died last April. Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, Vince gill and others paid tribute to Jones during his…

Listen Up! Exclusive Album Stream – Westbound Rangers – “Gone for Way Too Long “

The Westbound Rangers are a group of young performers that honor the proud tradition of bluegrass and country instrumentation and themes. But a close listening to their songs will revel a uniqueness that gives the…

Americana Music Support at the Late Show with David Letterman [VIDEO]

David Letterman, and his Late Show booking crew, have been long-time enthusiastic supporters of country and Americana music. Recently it seems like Dave has invited a roots artist to play every night of the week,…