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10 Country Music Awards Moments to Remind Us It Didn’t Always Suck

Remember when Loretta Lynne won CMA Awards with Loretta Lynn announced as Entertainer of the Year? How about when johnny Cash hosted the event. Of course you don’t. It was decades ago and most of…

Taylor Swift to Perform with Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush at Country Music Awards

Nashville’s Tennessean posts an Associated Press story “Taylor Swift invites special guests to CMA Awards.” These “Special guests” turn out to be some roots music heavy-hitters. Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush, bassist Edgar Meyer…

Listen Up! Willie Nelson – “Grandma’s Hands” featuring Mavis Staples

Willie Nelson just doesn’t know the meaning of quit. The Texas Yoda took time from his extensive (some might say grueling) touring schedule to enter the studio with some of his favorite female singers for…

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,…

55th Annual Grammy Award Nominees – Americana, Country and Related Categories

This year’s National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) 55th Annual Grammy Awards nominees reflect the rich and diverse community of talent that celebrates some of the genres finest old and new. From a…

ABC’s “Nashville” – The Newest Source for Americana Music?

I’m intrigued by the ABC’s new dramatic  series “Nashville,” not because a soap opera set in Music City is in any way compelling to be (it ain’t) but because said dramatic series has tapped one…

Jamey Johnson’s Tribute to Country Music Legend Hank Cochran – Oct. 16

No current performer has straddled the music Row and Americana divide as deftly as Jamey Johnson. His throwback sound, Alabama growl and biker looks appeals to those (like myself) that pine for the days of…

Listen to Pistol Annies “Run Daddy Run” from Hunger Games Soundtrack

Singer/songwriter/producer and Americana stalwart T Bone Burnett seems to be practicing a sort of genre alchemy  with the upcoming Hunger Games soundtrack (March 20.) Mr. Burnett seems to be taking poetic license with Suzanne Collins’…