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50 Country Albums Every Rock Fan Should Own

June 3, 2015

For decades, rockers have looked to country music when they grew tired of brash flash or deafening volume — or they simply heard a George Jones record that blew their heads back with its sheer devastation. Country's core strengths — intimate...

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Booting Ass & Taking Names: 20 Best Country Revenge Songs

February 13, 2015

Country music may be the genre of the Bible Belt, but when it comes to avenging sins, its lyrical weapons are plenty and potent. Carrie Underwood swings a baseball bat, Johnny Cash uses fists, Miranda Lambert loads a gun and Toby Keith fires up footwear....

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Johnny Cash's 11 Coolest Covers

September 12, 2014

Johnny Cash is arguably country music's most cited influence by younger artists, but Cash wasn't above being influenced himself. He was forever a student of music, always listening for songs that moved him, be they country or otherwise. Cash would...

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The 10 Creepiest Country Murder Ballads

October 28, 2014

Thanks in part to the influence of Appalachian folk, hillbilly and Western swing, country music has always addressed some pretty dark subject matter. Sure, there are songs about cheating, fighting and stealing, but it's those even darker tunes about killin'...

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15 Rock & Roll Rebels

June 3, 2013

Deep down, the bad boys are quite often the sensitive ones – the ones who feel the world's pain. They don't "do what everybody else does" because they don't understand why things have to be that way. And they often welcome the ostracism they get...

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