Secret Stash Records has emerged as a leading crate-digging boutique label during the past few years, and now the Minneapolis-based group of music lovers is expanding. While many of their releases have grasped a funky side of underrepresented sounds, the team's musical interests go far beyond just t ... More >>
When you walk into Lee's Liquor Lounge, located on downtown Minneapolis' fringes for over half a century, whether it's your first visit or 40th, the whiff of nostalgia and shiver of magic you feel is pretty undeniable. But there's more to it than the bar's wood paneling, its mounted mountain lion, t ... More >>
To begin a remembrance of George Jones, one need look no further than his song lyrics. "He stopped loving her today, they placed a wreath upon his door." "Yabba Dabba Doo, the King is gone, and so are you." Jones died this morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, after being hospitalized the ... More >>
By Alan Scherstuhl This list of the year's best country albums is assembled with two important premises in mind: First: If the people who record and listen to these records consider them country, than they're damn well country. Purists who argue that country should still sound like '68, '76, '84 or ... More >>
In his younger years, country legend George Jones was assigned the moniker "No Show Jones." Tales of his hard drinkin' and drug abuse were epic enough to make Keith Richards seem tame, and as such, he had a habit of not showing up to a lot of his own shows. But all this is behind him -- it's said he ... More >>
By all appearances, she was the sweetest thing in the world, with her affable and rarely rowdy singing voice, her hoedown-ready ginghams, and her marriage to a cabinet-maker when she was just 18, a union that would last nearly 74 years and which would see Nashville undergo multiple musical transitio ... 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 >>
Photo courtesy of Valarie Allyn Bienas, http://sugarlandmusic.comIf you're a fan of strong women in country, this is the weekend for you.
On this day in country music history, Bob Dylan brought about the dissolution of one of the most influential bluegrass bands of all time. Well, that might be an overstatement. Read on.
Situated between Cuddle Day and Man Watcher's Day, a badass country playlist celebrating the day to tell everyone to shove it.
Three-fifths of the Jayhawks reunited at the 318 Cafe in Excelsior Saturday night.
Cabooze, Club Jäger and Cracker Barrel. Three ways to catch your country music this week.
He's got one of the greatest voices in country music, he was once married to Tammy Wynette, he was called the world's "second best white singer" by Frank Sinatra, and the only thing more unlikely than his nickname ("The Possum") is the fact that he's still alive.
Hello Rock Star and other salutations that may never reach the ears of the seriously talented but lamentably underappreciated singer-songwriter Marlee MacLeod