The king of country pop gains punk credibility for a new generation.
Articles by: Randy Fox
How a progressive governor, a reform-minded warden and five convicts created a classic recording.
Nashville musicians Jonathan Bright and Tom Littlefield, both veterans of Music City’s 1980s underground rock scene, recently found they had an unusual interest in common – the ukulele.
For the past eighteen years, Los Straitjackets have revitalized rock instrumentals with gusto and humor, building a loyal fan base around the world. Dressed in identical black business suits and ties, with a unique colorful mask for each member, Los Straitjackets never speak on stage except in Spanish. Randy Fox has this profile of the band’s founder Eddie Angel.
“The Bakersfield Sound” cranked up the heat and volume of 1960s country music; born in the honky tonks of that California city, it was nurtured by musicians and songwriters like Red Simpson.
Music Lovers are finding satisfaction in both bytes and grooves.
Chuck Mead’s latest album is a celebration of classic country songs, the musicians that played them, and the spot where it all came together.
Nashville Musician Tommy Womack gave up chasing success, only to have it find him.
The 1959 LP by the Louvin Brothers is one of the most unusual albums ever released by a mainstream country artist, but its appeal goes far beyond its eccentric cover.
In the 1970s, almost every major city had a “horror host,” including Nashville, whose “master of terror-monies” brought a memorable flare.
Connie Smith’s new album is a long overdue return for a country music legend.