Category Archives: Honky Tonk

Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam Announce Summer ‘LSD Tour’

This summer Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam will come together for what is being called the “LSD Tour” (get it?) These three prominent singer/songwriters made names for themselves as pioneers of the wave…

Record Store Day 2018: Our Top 11 Americana/Roots Picks

It’s that time of year again. Time to rise your dead ass out of bed at the crack of dawn to stand in a line in the elements outside your favorite record still for limited-edition…

Old 97’s County Fair Line-Up Announced

It’s been a tough winter and spring can’t get here soon enough. Texas roots rock legends the Old 97’s made just made that anticipation greater. The line-up for the 3rd annual Old 97’s County Fair…

Wanted! – Notable Americana and Roots Music Releases for 2018

2017 was another great year for Americana and roots music, and 2018 so far shows no signs that the great music is waning. As our Cream of the Crop favorites from last year makes plain…

Cream of the Crop – Twang Nation Top Americana and Roots Music Picks of 2017

Over that last 11 years of running this blog, roots and Americana has embedded itself as a fully realized and respected genre of cultural influence around the world. Bands and festivals from the UK, Australia,…

Kacey Musgraves Teases 2018 Album ‘Golden Hour’

Entertainment Weekly reports that neo-trad singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will release a spanking new album in “early 2018.” Reportedly entitled ‘Golden Hour’ this will be the Texas-native’s third LP of original material and a follow-up to…