Jason Isbell Released An Animated Music Video For “If We Were Vampires”

Jason Isbell’s simple yet haunting love song “If We Were Vampires” finds a tonal match with it’s animated music video featuring a pair of vampires running from the dawn. The bittersweet tune walks through Isbell’s realization that the brevity of life is what makes it and love so sweet. In fact, it creates and earnestness … Read more

Jason Isbell Doesn’t Like Country Music and He Thinks There Aren’t Many Good Christian People Left in Rural America

If you haven’t listened to Jason Isbell’s latest album, The Nashville Sound, you’re truly missing out. It packs a punch on topics like race, politics, women, love and everything in between. Like the album, Isbell is full of sharp, witty opinions. Normally, he shares these opinions on Twitter, but he also shared a few with … Read more

Backstreet Boys, Nelly and P!nk Have No.1 Country Hits, Here Are 7 Artists Who Don’t

Last week, the Backstreet Boys ascended to the top of the country music charts with Florida Georgia Line. “God, Your Mama, and Me” is one of the worst songs ever released to country radio, but it still peaked at the top. Last summer, P!nk joined Kenny Chesney on a No. 1 country hit, “Setting the … Read more

Jason Isbell Talks About What It Takes To Write A Great Song

What does it take to write a good song? Some folks think inspiration flies past you like a bird; you just have to wait for it to come by. The people who think that tend to sit around a lot and write very little. A good song is hard work; you have to put in … Read more

Jason Isbell’s Performance on “CBS This Morning” Will Make You Want To Put ‘The Nashville Sound’ On Repeat

Jason Isbell was told he would alienate himself from his fans if he spoke his mind. The thinking goes that his folk-country fan base would rather have a singer spin fake yarns than talk about what matters to them. His most recent album, Nashville Sound, proved that thinking wrong. Isbell is making the talk show … Read more

Jason Isbell’s Emotional Perfomance On “The Daily Show” Is A Must-Watch For Every Country Fan

Jason Isbell’s “Nashville Sound” doesn’t have the party-pop feel of contemporary country music. Despite the name, it is atypical of today’s Nashville sound. It is more at home with classic country and the politically charged music of The Outlaws in the 1970’s. Because of this, some people look to Isbell as a reformer, or savior, … Read more

You Can Stream Jason Isbell’s New Album ‘Nashville Sound’ Before It Comes Out

Country music took on new life when it came to Nashville. The ballads of lonesome Texas cowboys blended with folk tunes and bluegrass from Appalachia into a lush, easy listening new country sound dubbed the Nashville Sound. It was radio friendly, reflected pop sensibilities, and brought country music to the mainstream. The style was so … Read more

Playlist: 2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees

Country music has become a broad genre encompassing everything from pop to bluegrass. It is easy to forget the roots of country– the story telling and back country musicianship that laid the foundation for bigger pop names. American roots music is not as big as most country music, but the soul of the music is … 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

Jason Isbell Agrees with Sturgill Simpson Says They Don’t Need Mainstream Country Music Support

Maybe you don’t know who Sturgill Simpson is and maybe that’s his whole point, but if you follow country music at all, you now know Simpson is ready to take on the world, one Nashville country music industry insider at a time. In an update to his original post about Music Row hitching their wagons … 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

In Defense of Country Music

A recent article in the Houston Press touted the headline, “Country Music Is In Complete Artistic Bankruptcy.” Complete artistic bankruptcy.  The article starts by claiming that any country music artist that was recording “hard country music” left country music for the greener pastures of “folk and alt-country and Americana and, in some cases, indie rock.” … Read more