| Jun 10, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Brad Paisley's cowboy hat, down-home West Virginian accent and narrative themes reinforce his identity as a country artist. But for nearly two hours Saturday at a packed Wrigley Field, the singer's skillful guitar leads showed that, at heart, he's a...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Anyone who knows me should know that I love old school country music. I especially love listening to timeless country albums from back in the day that hammer home my belief that the soulless bubble gum pop in cowboy hats being passed off by major labels...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 10:08 AM
I don't like to bandy about the term "hero" when talking about musicians. I think it's a watered down term that gets used out of context way too often. But there are certain musicians that I have a special place for in my blackened heart and Waylon...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 6:26 AM
If you could care less about this year's Grammys (wouldn't blame you there) or the Allen Stone show at the 8x10 isn't your thing, there's the Umphrey's McGee show at Rams Head Live on Sunday night.
I've made the mistake of calling Umphrey's a "jam band"...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:05 AM
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Los hermanos Garza, mejor conocidos como Los Lonely Boys, han navegado toda su vida entre dos mundos y dos culturas.
Henry, JoJo y Ringo Garza crecieron en el pequeño pueblo de San Angelo, en Texas, escuchando los discos de su padre, los cuales...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 10:25 PM
Here come the would-be blockbusters. The music industry inevitably rolls out new releases by its biggest artists in the fall, just in time for holiday gift-giving. This year is no exception, with studio albums expected from Drake and Mary J. Blige; a host...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Album of the Year Winners by thegrammys: An out-sized playlist that includes every category winner. Travel from Henry Mancini’s Music From Peter Gunn through Stevie Wonder’s silly three-album mid-’70s period to Phil Collins and George...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Music remains her mainstay, but LeAnn Rimes says the occasional acting role is nice, too.
The country singer has left the other profession largely to husband Eddie Cibrian, recently of NBC's "The Playboy Club," but she's headlining a new TV movie for...
| Aug 11, 2009
| 1:58 PM
Music games have the power to turn people on to new music. And what genre needs more rehabilitation than country music? More people hate on Nashville's music than live in the entire state of Tennessee. I've been playing "Rock Band: Country Track Pack"...
| Jun 28, 2008
illie Nelson's first name really is Willie. Not William. Just Willie. That's about the simplest fact about this complex American musical icon, which means it's a herculean task to put the singer/songwriter into context. Noted Texas author Joe Nick Patoski...