Hear Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle's Dark New Duet

March 31, 2016

More than two decades ago, Shawn Colvin recorded a cover of Steve Earle's "Someday," softening the song's country-rock punch and turning its narrator into a female gas station employee. At the time, she was a folksinger on the rise, with a Grammy award...


Steve Earle Recruits Shawn Colvin for Camp Copperhead

January 25, 2016

With songs like "Christmas in Washington," "The Devil's Right Hand," "Copperhead Road" and numerous others, Steve Earle is revered as one of country and Americana's sharpest songwriters. Rather than being foisted upon him by luck or fate, Earle's skill...



Hear Steve Earle Denounce Confederate Flag in New Song

September 10, 2015

Seven months after the release of Terraplane, Steve Earle is already working on new music, funneling his frustration with America's ongoing Confederate flag debate — an issue that continues to divide the Bible Belt, with Mississippi refusing...

Live Review

Neil Young and Stephen Unite Onstage for Autism Benefit

April 27, 2015

The long, raging collaboration between Neil Young and Stephen Stills erupted again Saturday during a full night of music to benefit autism research and advocacy at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The third annual "Light Up the Blues" concert organized...


Exclusive: See Steve Earle Play 'Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now'

March 27, 2015

When Steve Earle pulled into Nashville for two sold-out shows at City Winery earlier this month, the hardcore troubadour treated Rolling Stone Country to a pair of performances off his new blues-based album, Terraplane. The first, "Ain't Nobody's Daddy...


Watch Steve Earle Bring His 'Lover' to 'Letterman'

February 24, 2015

Steve Earle made his final appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman Monday night, performing "You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had" — a stomping, steaming slab of juke joint blues from the recently released Terraplane. The gig arrived...


See Steve Earle Return to Jail With Fiery Performance

January 26, 2015

Nearly two years after serving a short jail sentence for narcotics and weapons possession, Steve Earle headed back to the slammer. It was the summer of 1996, and Earle — who'd been spending much of his time as a free man in the recording studio,...


Watch Steve Earle Moan the Blues to Cruel 'Lover'

April 3, 2015

When Steve Earle sat for Rolling Stone Country's cameras in Nashville, he performed two songs from his new blues album Terraplane: the free-and-easy "Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now," which premiered last week, and the aching "You're the Best Lover That I Ever...

Live Review

Cee Lo, Roots Honor David Byrne at All-Star Tribute Show

March 24, 2015

Last night, an eclectic roster of artists paid tribute to the music of David Byrne and Talking Heads at New York's esteemed Carnegie Hall, the 11th (and easily most left-field) event raising money for various organizations that promote music...

Album Review


February 17, 2015

For his 16th album, country renegade Steve Earle gets in touch with the hardboiled blues of his native Texas — not the sad-slurring, throw-yourself-in-the-bayou blues, but the bar-stomping variety. Songs like the scorching "Go Go Boots Are...



Listen to Allison Moorer's Hard-Charging New Single

December 10, 2014

"Change comes in like a rising tide," Allison Moorer sings on "Like It Used to Be," the first track from her upcoming eighth studio album, Down to Believing. She follows that hard-driving opener by unleashing a flood of emotion-packed tunes...


Hear a Track From Steve Earle's Bluesy New LP

November 20, 2014

Steve Earle isn't big on pep talks. "Let's just find a performance where all the weird shit happens at the right place, and that's our take," he says, absentmindedly fingering the chords of "Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now" — a new song steeped in rootsy...


Allison Moorer Talks Divorce From Steve Earle, Son's Autism

September 26, 2014

In February 2010, when sultry Alabama-born singer Allison Moorer released her last album, Crows, she was married (to fellow musician Steve Earle) and was just two months away from the birth of the couple's son, John Henry. Now, nearly five years later,...


Stream Sundy Best's Trippy New Album 'Salvation City'

December 1, 2014

When Nick Jamerson and Kris Bentley, who make up the Kentucky duo Sundy Best, pull up to the Rolling Stone Country offices on Music Row, they look every bit the Nashville outsiders they are. Their ride is a 2005 Chevy conversion van that used to belong...


Chris Hemsworth to Star in Eerie Hank Williams Flick

September 29, 2014

Thor is going country. TheWrap reports that Chris Hemsworth will produce and star in the movie based on Steve Earle's book, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive. The 2011 novel by the Grammy-winning country star tells a fictional tale of Toby "Doc"...


Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears' Fall Again

July 14, 2014

In 1964, Johnny Cash released Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian, a concept album that served to draw attention to the plight of Native Americans. On August 19th, in celebration of the project's 50th anniversary, Sony Music Masterworks will...



Song Premiere: Loretta Lynn Recalls the Civil War on 'Take Your Guns'

July 24, 2013

This fall, ATO Records will release a two-disc compilation of songs from the Civil War called Divided and United that will feature contributions from Old Crow Medicine Show, A.A. Bondy, Taj Mahal, T. Bone Burnett, Steve Earle, Dolly Parton and more....


How You Can Go to Camp With Steve Earle

December 16, 2013

Country-rock singer Steve Earle knows a thing or two about the craft of songwriting – and he'll get to pass along his knowledge next year at Camp Copperhead, his very own songwriting course, which is being held from July 7th to 11th at the Full...