| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:34 AM
Between May and September, Hartford's Xfinity Theatre will host seven big country music concerts, including Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts and others, according to a Live Nation press release.
| Jul 6, 2015
| 10:44 AM
In country music — or any genre, for that matter — musicians can toil for years with little recognition, only to wake up one morning with a hit song and so-called overnight success.
Before signing a record deal with Warner Brothers,...
| Jun 12, 2015
| 6:51 AM
Boy bands don’t normally have a long shelf life, but for those who do – or those who at least are able to retain popularity – the key seems being able to adapt to the group gets older, while not losing what attracted its fan base to...
| May 29, 2015
| 11:34 AM
A country radio consultant has ignited a war of words among musicians and fans for referring to female musicians as “the tomatoes of our salad,” and suggesting that stations play fewer records by female artists if they want to improve their...
| May 29, 2015
Two T Bone Burnett-produced duos team up at Rams Head On Stage tonight (8 p.m.).
Could be fun and might be mellow. After all, it's folk music and it's wildly popular again.
Striking Matches, the duo of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis, display a love...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 9:48 AM
Good for country music star Tim McGraw for sticking to his July 17 concert date at Hartford's Xfinity Theatre despite a barrage of criticism by wild-firing gun enthusiasts.
He is one man the gun extremists can't cow.
The brouhaha over the concert...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 7:15 AM
Few individuals drill down into Connecticut's musical landscape with the laser-focus of Rob DeRosa.
Over the years, DeRosa has operated record labels (Thin Man Music) and managed bands (the Manchurians). If you live near Middletown, you can hear him...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 1:23 PM
HARTFORD — Tim McGraw is defending his decision to headline a Hartford concert to benefit a Sandy Hook group, responding to critics who call it a gun control fundraiser.
A concert at the XFINITY Theatre on July 17 featuring McGraw will benefit...
| May 21, 2015
| 3:00 AM
On the two-hour season finale of "American Idol" earlier this month, 29-year-old Guilford native Nick Fradiani beat out Nashville's Clark Beckham, becoming the first Idol winner from Connecticut and across the Northeast.
So what happens now?...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 12:13 PM
We need a special civilian award for people who have the courage to stand up to the haters and fear-mongers in their own sub-culture. Take country music fans. I generally like country music but I’m not part of the crowd that’s afraid of anyone...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 11:07 AM
Adam Levine was accosted by an overzealous female fan who arrived uninvited onstage at this week's Maroon 5 concert in Anaheim. For the record, this is not the way to impress a guy, ladies and gentlemen.
Plus, well, daddy doesn't know...