Category Archives: GRAMMYS

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…

Asleep at the Wheel To Release ‘Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys’ 3/3/2015

“I think the…Western swing, or whatever you want to call it, will slack off for a little while and then I think some of these younger boys will come out here one of these days…

2015 Grammy Nominees – Americana and Roots Music

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Science tried something new to announce the nomineews for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The nomniees were announced piecemeal, per catagory, via twitter exclusively starting at 9am. Ths…

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.…

Emmylou Harris To Be Honored By Roots Peers at Washington Event

It is my opinion that Emmylou Harris can’t have enough tributes or be handed enough awards for her contribution to American music. On January 10th, 2015 an impressive ensemble of roots and country performers will…

Tompkins Square To Release ‘When I Reach That Heavenly Shore : Unearthly Black Gospel, 1926-1936′ 3CD/3LP Set, December 9th

Grammy winner Christopher King ( Charlie Patton: Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues) has produced ‘When I Reach That Heavenly Shore : Unearthly Black Gospel, 1926-1936.’ The box set will be released December 9th on Tompkins…