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Jason Isbell’s Daughter Doesn’t Like Her Dad’s Singing

Children have no problem letting you know exactly what they think about everything, including things that may hurt your feelings. Take Jason Isbell’s daughter Mercy, for example. Her dad is considered one of the best singer-songwriters in Nashville, but she ain’t got the time or patience to hear him sing. Jason Isbell is a great … Read more

Jason Isbell Calls Out Nashville, “You Have A Responsibility To Be Honest About The Things That You Believe”

Jason Isbell was the big Americana winner during the 60th GRAMMYs and he used his platform to speak his piece on the role of music and the inequality in the music industry. For him, music is more than a background mood setter, it is the way we communicate what we truly feel and a means … Read more

Full List of 2018 GRAMMY Winners

It was a big night for Bruno Mars, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Kendrick Lamar during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Jay-Z was nominated for eight awards but left empty-handed. Full List of 2018 GRAMMY Winners: Album of the Year:“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino4:44 — Jay-ZDAMN. — Kendrick LamarMelodrama — Lorde24K Magic — Bruno … Read more

Jason Isbell’s “If We Were Vampires” Performance With Wife Amanda Shires on “Austin City Limits” Was Literally Perfect

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s The Nashville Sound album is so good that every country music outlet and Americana music outlet claimed it as their own in 2017. The album was nominated for CMA Album of the Year and is up for Best Americana Album at the GRAMMYs. The song, “If We Were Vampires” … Read more

Jason Isbell Announces Tour Dates For Spring 2018

Jason Isbell and his band, The 400 Unit, have announced tour dates for Spring of 2018, in support of their album The Nashville Sound. The critically acclaimed album, a follow-up to Jason’s 2015 Something More Than Free album, has brought Jason much recognition from award shows, including a nomination for Album of the Year at … Read more

11 Best Americana Songs Of 2017

Americana is closely knit to country music but often overlooked for it’s almost anti-pop sound. As a result, it attracts the misfits, the fed up, the individualists, and the non-conformists. But that isn’t a bad thing. The men and women who make music with their own set of rules tend to make some pretty amazing … Read more

Jason Isbell May Or May Not Be A Country Artist, He’s Not Sure

Country music is a broad category. It is an umbrella that can cover everything from southern pop to traditional cowboy ballads, Sam Hunt to Texas swing-comedy group Riders In The Sky. But one singer whom we have no problem thinking of as a country artist, despite the overwhelming diversity living under the banner of “country … Read more

Jason Isbell Will Not Attend The 2017 CMA Awards But He Has A Very Good Reason Why

Jason Isbell has not always been a friend to the CMA’s, so it came as a surprise when he received an Album of the Year nomination from the association. It seemed the CMA’s were willing to let bygones be bygones, extending an olive branch to “If We Were Vampires” singer. Sadly Isbell will not be … Read more

Jason Isbell’s Cover Of Tom Petty’s “Refugee” Kicks Off His Ryman Residency

Night 1 of Jason Isbell’s residency at the Ryman Auditorium is in the books and it was everything we could have hoped for. The six night series promises to bring Isbell wide ranging music tastes to the stage including last night’s high energy cover of Tom Petty’s “Refugee.” Isbell has covered a wide variety of … Read more

Jason Isbell’s Rowdy “Cumberland Gap” Is The Anthem Coal Miners Need Right Now

It is no secret that coal miners are having a tough time right now. Energy companies and the public at large are moving away from the fossil fuel to more renewable sources and politicians haven’t come through on their lofty promises of new jobs. Jason Isbell captures their frustration in “Cumberland Gap” a song that … Read more

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

Jason Isbell’s Tiny Desk Concert Will Have You Falling In Love With His Music All Over Again

There is something about live music that communicates better than a record. You can fine tune a sound in the studio, play a chord progression one thousand times until it is perfect, but live you only have one shot. It’s just you and the songs you wrote. Some musicians are studio wizards, making perfect songs … Read more