Something to be thankful for this (and every) Thanksgiving: that country music gave us musicians like Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. A bonus? The time those two icons performed together for a 1983 TV special that also featured Kris Kristofferson and Brenda Lee, both of whom had appeared alongside Parton and Nelson on a 1982......more
In April 2012, it was reported that Taylor Swift was in talks to portray folk legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joni Mitchell in the big-screen adaptation of Girls Like Us, a book that focuses on the impact of Mitchell, Carol King and Carly Simon. As recently as October 2012, Swift......more
By now, Jake Owen has explained many times why he felt compelled to record Travis Meadows' moving ballad, "What We Ain't Got": The tune, warning about a grass-is-greener mentality, connected with Owen on a personal, visceral level. But when it came time to film a video for his current single, the singer......more
It's been four months since the Civil Wars came to a close — not with a peaceful truce, but with a sad ceasefire prompted by problems that the duo wouldn't announce (and couldn't resolve) — and bandmate Joy Williams has a found a new duet partner… even if it's just......more
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the first fully authorized documentary about the late Nirvana frontman, will see release on HBO in 2015. The film is the first to be made with the cooperation of Cobain's family, and was written, directed and produced by Oscar-nominee Brett Morgen (On the Ropes, Crossfire Hurricane).
As protestors took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury revealed they would not pursue charges against police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, many artists reacted to the news via Twitter, and some musicians took part in the protests.
Rapper Killer Mike, who was scheduled......more
Monty Python's "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life," the jaunty singalong that first appeared in the comedy troupe's 1979 film The Life of Brian, has long been a staple at funerals for its optimistic tone, bubbly melody and lyrics about one's own demise. But in a new survey of funeral directors, the......more
Waylon Jennings once famously said he "couldn't go pop with a mouthful of firecrackers," yet with an album of previously released material, he did help country music reach a milestone heretofore reserved for pop and rock albums. On this day in 1976, Wanted! The Outlaws, an LP on which Jennings......more