The name of Wisconsin farm-bred musician Brent Johnson's band Hope Country says it all, as does that of his debut EP, I Hurt, I Heal; his music employs a number of personal themes related to Johnson's own tribulations and his mission to inspire hope in others, and it represents his return to the mus ... More >>
Thirty years ago today, something big happened in country music. On March 7, 1983, just two years after MTV and the Buggles ushered onto our television sets a consistent -- well, for a time -- rotation of pop music programming, The Nashville Network premiered. It revolutionized the country music vid ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will
They're no longer our little secret. Since releasing their first self-titled album late last year, the Cactus Blossoms have not only caught the attention of scores of Minnesotans young and old -- read: those who know not how to two-step, and those who do -- but they've also garnered accolades fro ... More >>
He's recorded 15 albums, 14 of which have been certified gold, and has produced more than 30 Top Ten singles, 20 of which have climbed to the top of the Hot Country Songs charts. He's got awards from the ACM, the CMA, the AMA, CMT, the BMA, the PCA and the FCMA (those are a lot of awards show ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerI'm sorry, Ronnie Dunn. :(For those of you who have been following the latest drama in my life, here's your update; for those of you who have not, first, a synopsis.
Photo by Nikki Miller Nashville has flooded, the incomparable Doc Watson is playing a sold-out show at the Cedar on Saturday night, and 7th-grade Nikki's favorite band ever, Brooks & Dunn, are bringing their farewell tour to the Xcel on Friday (with Jason Aldean, who'll likely treat us to his ... More >>
Roger Clemens' erectile issues and cheese & macaroni: all the news that's fit to print today in country.
Church plays the State tonight. What better time to discuss his man cave, pregnancy tests, differentiating yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis, and David Allan Coe?
Ten ways I'd put the hurt on Kanye West.
Blame it on your lying cheating cold deadbeating two-timing double-dealing mean mistreating loving heart.
Eight pounds of 'Thunderbirds' top this week's pop culture picks
The Dixie Chicks ask for a cease-fire and sympathy
In keeping with his campaign slogan, "Why the hell not?", cable channel CMT previews a new reality series called Go Kinky, which will document Kinky Friedman's run for governor of Texas. Friedman, a musician, mystery writer, and author of the country classic "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymor ... More >>
Now that Music Row has gone mainstream, an industry insider describes the nation's newest company town.