Little Big Town, Ingrid Andress Cover Dixie Chicks for Women in Country Campaign

While the world waits patiently for the much-anticipated return of the Dixie Chicks, a new trio — or at least a temporary one — is here with a version of the classic Chicks hit “Wide Open Spaces” to fill that harmonious void. Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild, along with Ingrid Andress, recorded […]

Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West: A Beef History

By fall 2015, many of us mistakenly believed that the longstanding feud between Kanye West and Taylor Swift had finally reached an end. The clash started at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009, when West leapt onstage to interrupt Swift’s acceptance speech. It seemed to have concluded on that same stage, when Taylor presented Kanye with Michael […]

Watch Tenille Townes, Brandi Carlile Sing ‘Somebody’s Daughter’

In early September, Carlile and her bandmates in the Highwomen (Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, Natalie Hemby) will release their self-titled debut album. Townes, meanwhile, is wrapping up the last few dates of Dierks Bentley’s Burning Man Tour before she joines up with Miranda Lambert’s Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour for select dates.

​Vietnam copyright watchdog insists hotel TVs infringe on music copyrights

“Guests may not watch TV in their hotel rooms, but televisions capable of airing copyrighted works protected by our center are still installed in the rooms, so the hotels are responsible for paying the fees,” Phuong said when asked by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper to comment on the copyright office’s view.

Epidemic Entertainment? Livestreams from Keith Urban, Morgan Wallen and Dierks Bentley Keep Cooped-Up Country Fans Amused

The second edition of “Urban Underground” comes to you from his private Skye Studios, and he performs another six-song set, this time on ganjo, electric and acoustic guitar. Once again, his audience of one, wife Nicole Kidman, is there to dance to the music, which includes new single “God Whispered Your Name.” Memorable moment: Urban […]

Westport Country Playhouse Announces Changes in Season

Westport, CT – Westport Country Playhouse announces changes in its upcoming 2020 Season, with the official opening now scheduled for July instead of the previously announced April kick-off, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.The revised 2020 lineup includes a total of three productions: two musicals, “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Next to Normal,” and a new comedy, “Tiny […]

At 40, Brian Fallon Takes Stock on New Solo Album ‘Local Honey’

“Any artist that reached a turning point in their career,” is how Fallon describes them, citing Bob Dylan in the Eighties (he counts 1983’s Infidels among Dylan’s Top 10), Emmylou Harris, and Lucinda Williams. “This album took me a solid year and a half of writing, and I’ve never taken that long. It was a […]

Blackberry Smoke Offer Free Concert Tickets to Government Workers

The Atlanta, Georgia, quintet are already well into their 2019 tour itinerary as they continue to play in support of last year’s Find a Light LP, but government workers have only recently returned to the job after being furloughed or, in some cases, working without pay during the 35-day standoff. As a token of appreciation, […]

Who’s Zoomin’ Who? Songwriters Try Remote Collaboration in the Social Distancing Era

Different video apps have different weaknesses. Neil Ormandy, who co-wrote James Arthur’s global hit “Say You Won’t Let Go,” has had the most success with Google Hangouts, though “it’s a little glitchy.” “With Zoom, because the microphone shifts [from person-to-person according to who makes noise] that’s tough in a session,” says Joe Kirkland (Dua Lipa, […]

Brandi Carlile: New Album ‘I Forgive You’ Is About Life ‘Being F–king Hard’

“It was a rough year, starting with the election, and then everyone started dying, our heroes started dying, so we started thinking about our own parents, like, ‘OK, how long do we have to be in this bubble now?’” says the singer. “We were in this other bubble for the last eight years, but how […]