Get out your hanky so you don't spill a tear in your beer; from Susanna Clark to Kitty Wells, several legendary country singers and songwriters passed on in 2012, and their loss is felt keenly as our connection to a better time in traditional country goes slippin' away.
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Photo by Kamilla KraczkowskiThis morning, MPR revealed the lineup for its new season of "Wits," the charismatic and adventurous radio show presented at the Fitzgerald with host John Moe (the tech reporter for American Public Media's "Marketplace") and resident musician John Munson (the Twilight H ... More >>
From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>
Given our proximity to an abundance of casino venues, the popularity of state and county fairs, big summer festivals in every neck of the woods (and on lakes and in fields), and the recent influx of urban and suburban Western-themed bars, it's no surprise we've seen plenty of great country ac ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerRosanne Cash August 31, 2010 Minnesota State Fair, Leinie Lodge Bandshell On a summer night that brought two of music's biggest female artists to stages in St. Paul - Carrie Underwood at the State Fair Grandstand, and Lady Gaga at the Xcel Energy Center - it was on a thi ... More >>
Image courtesy of the Minnesota State FairSo, you paid the $8 to $11 entrance fee, and you saved money busing in rather than parking in a lot, but you're still worried about spending too much because you are on a fixed budget this year. No worries. There's plenty to do at the fair for little o ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerNitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Medina, March 2010Country music fans possessing abundant wealth - be sure to check out Tim McGraw (Saturday 8/28 7:30, $37-67) and Carrie Underwood (Tuesday 8/31 7:30, $39-59), both playing the Grandstand during the initial days of the State Fair ... More >>
A Badly Broken Code was also praised by Robert Christgau on NPR.
Nepotism and lady beer guts: three acts to see if you've got nothin' better goin', and two not to miss.
Today, one of country's best relationship-phobes turns 68. Ten songs to get hooked on... but not too hooked. I don't want no clingin' vine! You're smothering me!
Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't, Hank III is whiskey bent and hellbound.
The new Sunday-morning show will explore music with country and roots influences.
Tickets go on sale today.
Iceland's múm schedule McGuire Theater show & local No Doubt, Costello, Sunn O))) & Ambassador Gun shows reviewed.
Dana Thompson was heartbroken. She couldn't pay her rent. The time was right to record a country album.
A guy walks into a bar...
Paul McCartney leaves us feeling white, Delillo makes critics see red, and Luc Sante remembers the blues
Hello Rock Star and other salutations that may never reach the ears of the seriously talented but lamentably underappreciated singer-songwriter Marlee MacLeod
Nashville's newest cover girl Shania Twain hits the showroom floor.