The Disney Music Playlist You Need to Boost Your Mood Right Now

Are Li Shang’s gender politics in this iconic track from the 1998 regressive as hell? Absolutely. But there’s no denying that his is one of the most rousing songs in the Disney canon. And Donny Osmond’s performance, stepping in for B.D. Wong to provide the character’s singing voice, is iconic. 

Academy of Country Music Awards 2020 Sets New Date

On March 11, the ACM Awards, which is produced by dick clark productions, stated that it was “closely monitoring the situation along with the MGM team, who are in continuous contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Southern Nevada Health District, and other agencies and experts for guidance.”

At home with kids, pets and spouses, country stars play on

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music’s biggest stars should have been on the carpet of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas, but like most of America, they were homebound because of the coronavirus. Still, the musicians played on, surrounded by spouses, kids and — in one case — a horse.

John Prine: For Better, Or Worse review – marriage duets, country-style

The veteran songwriter celebrated surviving cancer with 1999’s In Spite of Ourselves, a set of country classics sung as male-female duets that proved righteously popular. Here, he repeats the trick with an impressive parade of young female singers to complement his own leathery tones, the exception being Iris DeMent. Most songs, made famous by the […]

Bob Dylan’s The Cutting Edge: a fan’s perfect playlist

Prior Bootleg Series releases have featured pricey bonus discs aimed at collectors, as well as “best of” double-CD compilations. That’s all par for the course when it comes to the contemporary recording industry. But here, the price spread has been taken to a new, more exploitative level. (In addition to offering a sharp evaluation of […]

Game composers and YouTubers are in a murky battle for copyright control

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Lucinda Williams review – battle-scarred alt.country star burns bright

Right in Time is accompanied by the image of a poster from 1998 with the tagline: “She sings like an angel with a broke [sic] heart – fact.” Williams’s vocals are now battle-scarred, their past smooth levity broken by brutal experience. This rich difference gives gems such as Concrete and Barbed Wire, Lake Charles and […]

John Prine, US folk and country songwriter, dies aged 73 due to Covid-19 complications

In a tribute on Twitter, Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith wrote: “As if we didn’t have enough devastating news. The great John Prine has died and I am heartbroken. I always saw him as a sort of Mark Twain figure. A humorist but mainly a humanist. He could make you laugh one moment and rip your […]

Bruce Springsteen, Miranda Lambert and More Stars Mourn the Loss of Country Songwriter John Prine

“And then I’m gonna drink a cocktail: vodka and ginger ale,” she quoted. “Yeah, I’m gonna smoke a cigarette that’s nine miles long I’m gonna kiss a pretty girl on the tilt-a-whirl Cause this old man is going to town.”

Apple Music Quietly Starts $50 Million COVID-19 Advance Fund for Indie Labels

The music industry at large has been hit hard by the ongoing pandemic. The live music industry has indefinitely been put on hold, and many concert tours — as well as major music festivals like Coachella and South by Southwest — have been postponed or canceled. Most musicians rely on live touring revenue, as do […]