Country rap, or "hick-hop" as it's sometimes called, may seem to capture either the height of musical irony, or the height of its stupidity. Probably both. But in the book The Accidental Evolution of Rock 'n' Roll, prolific music journalist Chuck Eddy traces the sub-genre's roots all the way back to ... More >>
Tammy Wynette was a beautician-turned-singer and twice-divorced mother of three. George Jones was a country superstar who, upon witnessing a fight between Tammy and her second husband, urged her and her daughters to drive away with him. On this day in 1969, the two married, and Tammy's fourth dau ... More >>
You load 16 tons, whaddya get? Well, you'd be lucky to get a coal mining job these days. Okay, so lucky's perhaps not the most apt word, but plenty of folks would be happy to get one, anyway.
Today, in recognition of the horse muck the folks in power have gotten us stuck in, and in honor of the fo ... More >>
The boys are thirsty in Atlanta, but that's okay; there's beer in Texarkana. "Atlanta to Texarkana and back in twenty-eight hours? That ain't never been done before!"
That may be a long way to go, and you may only have a short time to get there, but when you got a sumbitch like Burt Reynold ... More >>
You want to see the greats of rock 'n roll - the McCartneys, the Jaggers, the Springsteens of the world - and you're gonna pay outta yer ear to see a dinosaur lookin' oh-so-tiny from your nosebleed seats in a giant arena.
How 'bout this instead: avoid the arenas, say to hell with rock 'n roll, a ... More >>