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  • 'Nashville' Recap: I Guess This Is Growing Up

    'Nashville' Recap: I Guess This Is Growing Up | ARTICLE

    As many parents can attest, hearing your 13-year-old daughter tell you she hates you is an inevitable growing-pains moment. Maddie Conrad on Nashville has more cause than most angsty teens, though. Sure, there's the ongoing daughter-to-mother...

    October 17, 2013 10:30 AM ET
  • Jake Owen Steers Clear of Country Cliches on 'Days of Gold'

    Jake Owen Steers Clear of Country Cliches on 'Days of Gold' | ARTICLE

    The title track and lead single on rising country star Jake Owen's fourth album, Days of Gold (duo out December 3rd), is rife with references to trucks, dirt roads, moonshine by the riverside, whiskey in the air...

    October 11, 2013 10:20 AM ET
  • 'Nashville' Recap: Running Scared

    'Nashville' Recap: Running Scared | ARTICLE

    Rayna can't sing! Surely the thought's crossed many a mind before: Are we really to believe Rayna Jaymes is the Queen of Country when Connie Britton's crooning, while totally passable, ain't exactly superstar-caliber? But the big bombshell...

    October 10, 2013 11:25 AM ET
  • 'Nashville' Recap: Meet the New Boss

    'Nashville' Recap: Meet the New Boss | ARTICLE

    Let's face it, last week's Nashville season premiere was a bit of a non-starter. For all its soapy histrionics, soft-focus flashbacks and bedside hospital scenes, the episode did little more than tie up last season's loose...

    October 3, 2013 11:05 AM ET
  • 'Nashville' Premiere Recap: Girlfriend in a Coma

    'Nashville' Premiere Recap: Girlfriend in a Coma | ARTICLE

    For a network drama set to pensive, heart-on-sleeve singer-songwriter tunes, ABC's Nashville is paced more like a Girl Talk record than a slow-burning country ballad. The first 10 minutes of last night's Season Two premiere –...

    September 26, 2013 11:45 AM ET
  • 'Nashville''s Clare Bowen on Solo Career, the Opry and Elvis Costello

    'Nashville''s Clare Bowen on Solo Career, the Opry and Elvis Costello | ARTICLE

    Tonight, season two of the sudsy country-music drama Nashville premieres on ABC. Co-star Clare Bowen, who plays the platinum-blonde, wide-eyed Scarlett tells Rolling Stone that fans will find no shortage of new songs, new characters and...

    September 25, 2013 1:40 PM ET
  • Dr. John Jams With Dan Auerbach at Americana Awards

    Dr. John Jams With Dan Auerbach at Americana Awards | ARTICLE

    Last night, Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach presented Dr. John with a lifetime achievement award at the Americana Music Honors and Awards ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, praising the blues-rock and psychedelic zydeco...

    September 19, 2013 10:30 AM ET
  • Kellie Pickler Branches Out on New Album 'The Woman I Am'

    Kellie Pickler Branches Out on New Album 'The Woman I Am' | ARTICLE

    The seeds for the title track on Kellie Pickler's fourth album, The Woman I Am (due out November 12th) were sown soon after the country singer and former American Idol contestant's recent Dancing With the Stars victory....

    September 13, 2013 11:55 AM ET
  • Keith Urban Jams With Steven Tyler at Nashville Honky Tonk

    Keith Urban Jams With Steven Tyler at Nashville Honky Tonk | ARTICLE

    Harkening back to his days of singing for his supper in Nashville, Keith Urban played three short, sweaty sets at a trio of Music City honky tonks in less than an hour last night. A cunning stunt...

    September 7, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • Ed Sheeran: 'I’m Hoping to Release Three Albums in Three Years'

    Ed Sheeran: 'I’m Hoping to Release Three Albums in Three Years' | ARTICLE

    In March, Ed Sheeran moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee, a suburb on the outskirts of Nashville. Since then, in a lake house a stone's throw from where Johnny Cash lived until his death, Sheeran has been exceedingly prolific...

    September 6, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • Ed Sheeran Joins Passenger for Covers at Nashville Club Gig

    Ed Sheeran Joins Passenger for Covers at Nashville Club Gig | ARTICLE

    The 500 fans of British pop-folkie Passenger (a.k.a. Mike Rosenberg) who packed Nashville's Mercy Lounge last night to see the singer-songwriter perform his breakout hit "Let Her Go" and other favorites got quite a surprise when Rosenberg's...

    September 5, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • George Strait to Record Five New Albums

    George Strait to Record Five New Albums | ARTICLE

    Last night, at an event honoring George Strait for his unprecedented 60 career No. 1 singles, UMG Nashville Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan announced the 61-year-old country singer has signed on to record five albums of new material for...

    August 29, 2013 2:05 PM ET
  • Alan Jackson Unveils 'Bluegrass Album' Tunes in Nashville

    Alan Jackson Unveils 'Bluegrass Album' Tunes in Nashville | ARTICLE

    Last night was a big gig for Alan Jackson. At Nashville’s Station Inn club, a tiny hole in the wall that’s a veritable CBGB’s for bluegrass music, Jackson debuted his first ever bluegrass album (appropriately titled The Bluegrass...

    August 28, 2013 5:05 PM ET
  • Muscle Shoals Culture Celebrated at Fifth Annual 'Shindig'

    Muscle Shoals Culture Celebrated at Fifth Annual 'Shindig' | ARTICLE

    On Saturday morning, during a panel discussion titled Telling Stories in the Modern South, fashion designer Billy Reid blushed as he noted a rather surprising statistic – that Alabama has the third most members of the Council...

    August 27, 2013 4:05 PM ET
  • Inside Glen Campbell's Final Album

    Inside Glen Campbell's Final Album | ARTICLE

    In 2011, Glen Campbell gave fans a long goodbye with Ghost on the Canvas, which saw Campbell take on Paul Westerberg and Guided by Voices tunes and a lengthy farewell tour. An announcement upon the album's...

    August 21, 2013 2:40 PM ET
  • In the Studio: Keith Urban Looking to Make Country's 'Achtung Baby'

    In the Studio: Keith Urban Looking to Make Country's 'Achtung Baby' | ARTICLE

    Keith Urban kicks back on a control-room couch in Nashville's Blackbird Studio and sings the falsetto hook to his 2009 hit "Kiss a Girl": "Say goodbye to all these blues . . . " Just a couple of years ago, a...

    August 12, 2013 2:45 PM ET
  • Hunter Hayes, Jason Mraz, 'Everybody' Live

    Hunter Hayes, Jason Mraz, 'Everybody' Live | VIDEO

    Mainstream pop-rockers Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow and Lenny Kravitz joined country stars including Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Blake Shelton at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville back in June. Even going up against all...

    August 9, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Civil Wars' Joy Williams: 'We Haven’t Been on Speaking Terms'

    Civil Wars' Joy Williams: 'We Haven’t Been on Speaking Terms' | ARTICLE

    Joy Williams woke up with morning sickness on the biggest day of her career so far, February 12th, 2012. Two days earlier, she’d announced she was pregnant with her first child, and that night she...

    August 5, 2013 3:30 PM ET
  • Jack White Fires Back at Karen Elson in Court

    Jack White Fires Back at Karen Elson in Court | ARTICLE

    Jack White isn't letting estranged wife Karen Elson's claims in their ongoing custody battle go uncontested. In a motion filed by his lawyer today in Davidson County Circuit Court in Nashville and obtained...

    August 2, 2013 7:05 PM ET
  • Jack White Slams Black Keys Frontman in Leaked Emails

    Jack White Slams Black Keys Frontman in Leaked Emails | ARTICLE

    New details have surfaced in Jack White's ongoing custody battle with ex-wife Karen Elson. The Nashville City Paper reported yesterday that Elson obtained a restraining order against the singer-guitarist, citing fears for her...

    August 2, 2013 4:35 PM ET
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