Jason Isbell Announces An All Female Guest Lineup For His Nashville Residency

Look, I am a big Jason Isbell fan and think he is one of the greatest songwriters in Nashville right now. That being said, I agree with Steve Earle that the best music coming out of Nashville right now is made by women. The women of country have better vocal, lyrics, and stronger music than … Read more

John Prine And Margo Price Are A Perfect Match For “In Spite Of Ourselves”

The Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island is the summer music festival to go to for country and americana fans. You may debate that, but few other places mesh the rich history and vibrant future of the genre like Newport. Where else can you find John Prine and Margo Price onstage this summer? Their pairing … Read more

Americana Music Honors & Awards 2016 Winners

The Americana Music Honors & Awards were recently held in Nashville at the legendary Ryman auditorium with Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton taking home the evening’s biggest prizes. George Strait was on hand to honor Jim Lauderdale, where he performed “King of Broken Hearts” from the Pure Country soundtrack. Americana Music Honors & Awards 2016 … Read more

Sturgill Simpson’s Video for ‘Brace for Impact (Live a Little)’ is an Animated Ride

Sturgill Simpson’s new video for “Brace for Impact (Live a Little)” is filled with stark imagery of life and, mostly, death. The new video was directed by Matt Mahurin and includes a mixture of the animated storytelling with dark footage of Simpson performing the tune. “Brace for Impact (Live a Little)” is off Simpson’s upcoming … Read more

Jason Isbell Wrote the Saddest Country Song Ever

Jason Isbell is a GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter with a cult-like following of fans. Or as he points out, you may know him from “music.” Isbell’s life hasn’t been the easiest and he often writes about it. During a recent appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” he noted that he writes a lot of … Read more