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‘I need to not be violent to myself’: Big Thief on pain, healing and their intense musical bond

The folk-rockers have weathered divorce and trauma to become one of the US’s best bands. Loved up with one another on tour, they explain their need for imperfection – and why recording is like sexIt is early afternoon in downtown Nashville, and the party is already going strong. Bachelorettes in pink cowboy hats are flowing, mask-free, in and out of the honky-tonks. The members of Big Thief, though – Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek, Max Oleartchik and James Krivchenia – are sitting outside the Ryman ...
Tags: Music, US, Culture, Pop and rock, Nashville, Folk Music, Big Thief, Lenker, James Krivchenia, Adrianne Lenker Buck Meek Max Oleartchik


Daddy’s Hangout 2021 Week 17 NFL Predictions

First things first, rest in peace to the iconic John Madden. John Madden is known to the newer generation for his game, but he’s one of the best coaches ever. Let’s turn our attention to the NFL as we get closer to the playoffs. Week 16 was a minor step back seeing my record was 6-4. My overall record went to 81-52 and my winning percentage dipped from 61 to 60.9%. The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City are getting closer to clinching the top spot of their respective conferences. The Cardinals co...
Tags: Minnesota, Washington, Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, NFL, Raiders, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Tennessee, Steelers, Arizona, Jazz, Chargers, Dallas


Watch Robert Plant And Alison Krauss Play Their Reunion Album Live From Nashville’s Sound Emporium

Raise The Roof, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and bluegrass-country star Alison Krauss’ sequel to their 2007 album Raising Sand, is out today. They’re heading out on tour next summer. And today, they’re playing a few of the new songs in a livestream from Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios, where the duo recorded the LP. Watch below starting at 1PM EST.
Tags: Music, News, Nashville, Robert Plant, Zeppelin, Alison Krauss


Steve Earle, Jason Isbell, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, & More To Play Justin Townes Earle Tribute Concert

Justin Townes Earle died last year at the way-too-young age of 38. On what would have been his 39th birthday, his father Steve Earle released the tribute album J.T. And on January 4, on what would’ve been his 40th birthday, he’ll be honored with a tribute concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, dubbed A Celebration Of Justin Townes Earle.
Tags: Music, News, Nashville, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Justin Townes Earle


Beauty Breakdown of Celebrity Hairstyles at 55th Annual CMA Awards!

  Some of the best country stars graced the red carpet on 11/10 at the 55th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, bringing together fans and artists all around the world! While music is the main reason for celebrating, seeing the looks sported by all the stars are why so many tune in to this honky-tonk […] The post Beauty Breakdown of Celebrity Hairstyles at 55th Annual CMA Awards! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Photos, Music, Featured, Women, Uncategorized, Lifestyle, Events, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Going Green, Marketing Strategy, Art and design, Beauty, Viral


Chris Stapleton Wins Album Of The Year CMA For The Third Time

Chris Stapleton remains country music’s favorite outsider. Stapleton, a big-voiced howler who got his start as a Nashville songwriter, has become a star specifically by going against the Nashville grain, presenting a gruff and soulful version of country-rock. Lots of other musicians are making similar kinds of country, but none of them have been embraced by the country establishment quite like Stapleton. Last night, the Country Music Association held its annual CMA Awards in Nashville, and Stapl...
Tags: Music, Cma Awards, News, Nashville, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Jennifer Hudson, Country Music Association, Stapleton


Daddy’s Hangout Week 10 2021 NFL Predictions

Welcome to Week 10 of the 2021 NFL season as we start the second half of the year. Last week was a crazy one seeing that there were several unexpected occurrences. My record was for Week 9 was 4-3, which lowered my record to 44-30. My overall winning percentage fell from 59.7 to 59.5% in the process. The biggest shocker came when the Jacksonville Jaguars upset the Buffalo Bills in a defensive battle. In another shocker, the Denver Broncos defeated the Dallas Cowboys on the road. In their first g...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, NFL, Raiders, Derek Carr, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dolphins, Tennessee, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars


Watch The Trailer For Susan Sarandon & Trace Adkins’ New Country Music Drama Series Monarch

FOX has had some success with the music business show Empire a few years ago, and the network is trying its hand at that once again with Monarch, which will premiere on January 30. The show stars Susan Sarandon as the head of a multigenerational country music dynasty, what Sarandon’s character refers to as the “first family of country music.” The cast also includes Trace Adkins, Anna Friel, and Beth Ditto. A teaser trailer for the show debuted during the World Series. It has echoes of another mu...
Tags: Music, News, Fox, Nashville, Monarch, Susan Sarandon, Sarandon, Adkins, Trace Adkins, Adkins Anna Friel


Elvis’ Three Appearances on The Ed Sullivan Shows: Watch History in the Making and from the Waist Up (1956)

Oh, to be in the studio audience of CBS’ Television City in Hollywood on September 9th, 1956, to see Elvis Presley’s gyrating pelvis rocket him to superstardom on The Ed Sullivan Show. His appearance made television history, but 60 million home viewers were left to fill in some major blanks, as the rising heartthrob was filmed from the waist up whenever he was in motion. Sullivan had been hesitant to book Elvis, not wanting to court the outrage the magnetic young singer had sparked in tw...
Tags: Facebook, Music, New York, Hollywood, Television, College, Life, History, Carol Burnett, New York Times, Elvis Presley, Nashville, Richard, Presley, Elvis, Ed Sullivan


Elvis’ Three Appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show: Watch History in the Making and from the Waist Up (1956)

Oh, to be in the studio audience of CBS’ Television City in Hollywood on September 9th, 1956, to see Elvis Presley’s gyrating pelvis rocket him to superstardom on The Ed Sullivan Show. His appearance made television history, but 60 million home viewers were left to fill in some major blanks, as the rising heartthrob was filmed from the waist up whenever he was in motion. Sullivan had been hesitant to book Elvis, not wanting to court the outrage the magnetic young singer had sparked in tw...
Tags: Facebook, Music, New York, Hollywood, Television, College, Life, History, Carol Burnett, New York Times, Elvis Presley, Nashville, Richard, Presley, Elvis, Ed Sullivan


How Randy Bachman Found His Stolen Favorite Guitar After 45 Years, with the Help of Facial-Recognition Software

Facial-recognition technology has come into its own in recent decades, though its imagined large-scale uses do tend to sound troublingly dystopian. Still, some of its actual success stories have been pleasing indeed, few of them so much as the one briefly told in the video above by Bachman Turner Overdrive’s Randy Bachman. Its protagonist is not Bachman himself but one of his guitars: a 1957 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins, a model named after the star Nashville guitarist. “This is the first re...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Japan, Technology, College, Toronto, History, Canada, United States, Tokyo, Nashville, Joni Mitchell, Seoul, Eric Clapton, Ontario Provincial Police, RCMP


Daddy’s Hangout 2021 Week 7 NFL Predictions

Welcome to Week 7 of the 2021 season as we get closer to the halfway mark. My record last week was 4-3, which dropped my overall mark to 34-20. The winning percentage dipped from 63.8 to 63%. Once again, we had a bunch of great games last week. On Monday, the Tennessee Titans beat the Buffalo Bills in a great game. The Sunday Night game saw the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks in an overtime thriller. The Baltimore Ravens looked like one of the best teams in the league after blastin...
Tags: Washington, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, NFL, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Chicago, Tennessee, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jazz, Nashville, Aaron Rodgers, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks


‘The Jesus Music’ explores Christian contemporary music’s Southern California origins and beyond

Filmmakers Andrew and Jon Erwin weren’t sure what to do with themselves after the COVID-19 pandemic shut things down in 2020, but then, like a voice from above, inspiration struck. “Our producing partner said, ‘You know, nobody’s ever looked at a kind of origin story of the history of Christian music,’” Andrew Erwin says recently by phone from Nashville. The Erwin brothers, whose production company specializes in faith-based films such as the 2018 drama “I Can Only Imagine” and the forthcoming “...
Tags: Music, Movies, Lionsgate, California, Alabama, Sport, Pink Floyd, Things To Do, Soccer, Tennessee, Nashville, Jesus, Graham, Christian, Smith, Pacific Coast Highway


‘We’re like Mork and Mindy!’ Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, music’s odd couple

Fourteen years after their Grammy-winning debut, the roots duo have reunited – facing high expectations. They explain how they left their comfort zones with a ‘nuts but tasteful’ all-star bandMore than half a century since arriving to play his first show in the US with Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant was in the strange position of having to explain himself to the authorities.“I had to prove that I was contributing to the betterment of the American system somehow, which is kind of cute, really,” Plant...
Tags: Music, US, Country, Culture, Pop and rock, Blues, Nashville, Robert Plant, Mindy, Alison Krauss, Mork, Zeppelin Robert Plant


Nashville “A-Team” Bassist Bob Moore Dead At 88

Bob Moore, a bassist in Nashville’s “A-Team” of sessions musicians, has died at 88, according to Billboard. He played on countless songs over his decades in the business, including performing on the studio versions of Elvis Presley’s “Are You Lonesome Tonight?,” Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler,” Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” and many others. In 2007, when he was celebrated at the Country Music Hall Of Fame in its Nashv...
Tags: Music, News, Elvis Presley, Nashville, Loretta Lynn, Moore, Patsy Cline, Kenny Rogers, Brenda Lee, Nashville Cats, Bob Moore


Adia Victoria – “You Was Born To Die” (Feat. Jason Isbell, Margo Price, & Kyshona Armstrong)

In a couple of days, the Nashville singer Adia Victoria will release A Southern Gothic, her new album of cinematic, atmospheric blues. Victoria recorded the LP last year during quarantine, while listening to old Alan Lomax field recordings and thinking about the history of American music. We’ve already posted the early single “Magnolia Blues,” and now Victoria has shared her version of “You Was Born To Die,” an old blues song most associated with Blind Willie McTell. In her version of the song, ...
Tags: Music, Nashville, Victoria, New Music, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Alan Lomax, Adia Victoria, Kyshona Armstrong, Feat Jason Isbell Margo Price amp


‘I knew I was pushing buttons’: Kacey Musgraves on breaking country music taboos

She’s already broken out of Nashville to become an unconventional pop superstar. Now she’s stretching the limits of country again – with the help of psychedelics and a four-poster bed in her studioIt is mid-morning in Nashville and Kacey Musgraves is padding around her new home, looking in the fridge and checking on her dogs while she talks. She moved in in April, after spending a year having it renovated. From what I can see on Zoom, the results of her renovations are exceptionally tasteful, in...
Tags: Music, UK, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, US, Country, Glen Campbell, Atlanta, Culture, Nashville, Musgraves, Dixie -RSB- Chicks


Lady A’s Charles Kelley talks new music, the trio’s name change and California country fans

After a year and a half off the road, Lady A’s Charles Kelley said that he and his bandmates Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood are finally starting to get back in the groove. The country music trio recently resumed touring and are coming to FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine on Friday, Sept. 17. “You know, those Irvine shows are always one of our best crowds,” Kelley said during a recent phone interview. “There’s something to be said there about California country fans, they really gravitate towards ...
Tags: Music, California, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ocean, Nashville, Las Vegas, Hillary, Concerts, CMT, Irvine, Charles Kelley, Kelley, Hillary Scott


Following Last-Minute Cancellation, Bonnaroo Announces Show With Phoebe Bridgers, Brittany Howard, & Sylvan Esso

Just a few days before it was scheduled to start, Bonnaroo 2021 was cancelled earlier this week after flooding caused the grounds to be deemed unsafe. Festival organizers have put together a one-off show in nearby Nashville this weekend for those still in the area. It features a few of the artists that were scheduled to perform at the event: Phoebe Bridgers, Brittany Howard, and Sylvan Esso. It’ll take place at the open-air Ascend Amphitheater on Saturday night and tickets will go on sale tomorr...
Tags: Music, News, Nashville, Phoebe Bridgers, Bonnaroo, Sylvan Esso, Brittany Howard, Ascend Amphitheater, Phoebe Bridgers Brittany Howard


Premature Evaluation: Kacey Musgraves star-crossed

Kacey Musgraves knew her fairytale couldn’t last. She put it right there in the middle of the fairytale. “I’m the kind of person who starts getting kinda nervous when I’m having the time of my life,” she sang on “Happy & Sad,” one of the many sighing folk-pop gems on 2018’s Golden Hour. On most of those songs, the bliss crowded out the doubts. There were outliers — the spectacular breakup anthem “Space Cowboy,” the indignant country-disco banger “High Horse,” the tender piano ballads “Mother” an...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Nashville, Premature Evaluation, Musgraves, Ruston Kelly


US music star Don Everly dies aged 84

Singer and guitarist who formed one of pop’s greatest vocal partnerships, the Everly Brothers, dies in NashvilleDon Everly, one half of the rock’n’roll duo the Everly Brothers, has died at his home in Nashville at the age of 84.A spokesperson for the family confirmed Everly’s death with the Los Angeles Times, but did not disclose a cause. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, US, World news, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Nashville, Los Angeles Times, Don Everly, Everly Brothers, Everly, NashvilleDon Everly


How hits kept flowing for Prescription Songs during COVID-19’s concert lockdown

It’s hard to remember now, but the live music industry ground to a halt during the pandemic. Not songwriting. Katie Mitzell Fagan oversees A&R for music publishing company Prescription Songs in Nashville. (Courtesy of Katie Mitzell Fagan) Rhea Pasricha oversees A&R for music publishing company Prescription Songs office in Los Angeles. (Courtesy of Rhea Pasricha) Show Caption of Expand “We were busier than ever, that’s for sure,” said Katie Mitzell Fagan, who, along with Rhe...
Tags: Business, Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Nashville, John Legend, Nyu, Atlantic Records, Don, Fagan, Billy Currington, Martin Garrix, G Eazy, Dua Lipa


‘We aren’t all dumb hillbillies’: how Covid caused a rift in country music

Country stars such as Jason Isbell have received backlash for insisting on safety at their concerts, exposing an age-old political divideThe Covid-19 culture war has a new front: country music. Be it the Nashville establishment or up-and-comers in adjacent roots, folk and Americana genres, numerous artists are taking a stand about concert pandemic precautions, often along partisan lines. Jason Isbell has become one of the most prominent musicians to step into the fray. The Grammy-winning indepen...
Tags: Music, Country, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Nashville, Jason Isbell, Isbell, Coronavirus


Nanci Griffith obituary

American folk-country singer and songwriter best known for Love at the Five and Dime and her album Other Voices, Other RoomsGreatly admired by her fellow artists and a devoted army of fans, Nanci Griffith, who has died aged 68, exemplified a style of musical storytelling with a literary flavour, focusing on the small details of the lives of her characters. Songs such as Love at the Five and Dime and Gulf Coast Highway have become permanent fixtures in the folk-country canon (Griffith described h...
Tags: Music, Country, US news, Pop and rock, Willie Nelson, Nashville, Folk Music, HARRIS, Emmylou Harris, Griffith, Kathy Mattea, Nanci Griffith, Suzy Bogguss, Gulf Coast Highway


50 years later, these are the most influential albums of 1971

If you could only listen to the popular music of a single year in history, what would you pick? Actually, never mind. The correct answer is 1971 and no other will be accepted, because 50 years later, the music of 1971 remains as vital, as influential, as unsurpassed as ever it was. Sure, the top single of the year was Three Dog Night’s “Joy To The World,” and depending on how you feel about talking bullfrogs that may or may not be your thing. But if you were to spin the AM radio dial that year y...
Tags: Music, California, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, New York City, John Lennon, San Francisco, Sport, Earth, Radiohead, Things To Do, Soccer, Maine, Dolly Parton, Palmer, David Bowie


Jack White Announces Third Man Records London Store & Venue

Jack White’s Third Man Records is opening a new store and venue in London. The label’s third location and first outside the USA following stores in Nashville and Detroit, the London branch will be located at 1 Marshall Street in the heart of Soho. It will include a two-level retail space and an intimate live music venue called The Blue Basesment and function as Third Man’s European headquarters.
Tags: Music, Usa, London, News, Nashville, Jack, Jack White, Detroit, Soho, Marshall Street, White Announces Third Man Records London Store


Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Anyone changed to 9s on their Suhr?

Author: UberBill Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:27 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 29 StringJoy out of Nashville. They’ll make up custom sets. They also have half sizes.
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What to Wear in Nashville: Outfit Guide & Style Tips

Find your inner cowgirl with a trip to Music City.
Tags: Travel, Music, Country Music, Taylor Swift, College, Nashville, Travel Style, Fashion Tips, Cowboy Boots


How the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Prince and more became photographic icons

For Gered Mankowitz, a rock ‘n’ roll photographer in England in the ’60s, it was a constant fight to have the pictures he made of artists such as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and the Small Faces taken seriously. “It was the packaging, it was something to knock off, it was a glossy to be given to a magazine,” Mankowitz says on a recent video call. “And yet I and dozens of my contemporaries were trying so hard to make the best of it, to try and do something special, stretch the genre, and give...
Tags: Music, Hbo, England, TV, New York, London, California, La, New York City, Samsung, Carl Barat, Sport, Ap, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Yoko Ono


Robert Altman’s 20 best films – ranked!

From The Long Goodbye to Short Cuts, Altman’s innovative movies have influenced a generation of film-makers. With the re-release of Nashville and a BFI tribute, we rank the work of one of America’s greatest directors Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Film, Country, America, US news, Culture, Nashville, Robert Altman, Altman, Drama films



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