After this month, they'll be gone, gone, gone, and cryin' won't bring 'em back. Okay, they won't be long gone, but after July 22, close-harmonizing brotherly country act The Cactus Blossoms will call an end to their year-and-a-half-long Monday night residency at the Turf Club before embarking on a f ... More >>
Nicknamed the Singing Brakeman for his work on the railroad, on this day in 1933 the man also known as the Father of Country Music died at the age of 35 of a massive tuberculosis-related hemorrhage at the Hotel Taft in New York. Twenty-eight years later, Jimmie Rodgers, who would have been 63 ... More >>
Photos by Kathy EasthagenTim McGraw May 14, 2011 Xcel Energy Center Several stops into his Emotional Traffic Tour, country music superstar Tim McGraw paid a visit to the Twin Cities Saturday night with a performance at the Xcel Energy Center. A true professional after over twenty years of pe ... More >>
As I culled through lists of new and upcoming releases from new and up-and-coming country artists, I couldn't help but notice a pattern: many were by women, and most of those by women who seemed to be taking country in a slightly new direction (occasionally, the "new" direction one that count ... More >>
Nepotism and lady beer guts: three acts to see if you've got nothin' better goin', and two not to miss.
Duluth's Charlie Parr plays music for gamblers, bar-fighters, and ordinary eccentrics
Praise and blame for the season's multi-disc collections
Exchange: Perry and Scholtes on Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust listening party Steve Perry: First I'll say that I don't trust my impressions of anything I've heard once, particularly since we only heard half the record. (And for the record, the half of the closely guarded Springsteen launch codes ... More >>
With their croaking vocals and enormous belt buckles, Nashville's neglected veterans seek shelter at the Midwest Country Music Theater-- a little bit of Branson back home
Paul Dandy and Ben Weaver revive a folk music of finger-clackers, empty whiskey bottles, and discarded mule jawbones
Decades after their only recording, the Flatlanders ride their legend from the strange plains of Lubbock to a surprising reunion
Local cloggers the Girl Germs spread the traditional dancing of Appalachia to the prairies
Richfield Shocks, Fridley Shakes, Chaska Rocks
A new autobiography tells how Johnny Cash has walked the line for a disappearing country--and how that line may end with him.