He’s done in-depth examinations on all sorts of American traditions, including baseball, jazz, national parks, the Dust Bowl and of course the Civil War. So it’s little surprise to learn that acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns is now setting his sights on country music.
“She Used to Love Me a Lot” is a song from the upcoming Cash album “Out Among the Stars,” which is set for release in March.
She’s won GRAMMYs, she’s hit No. 1 on the country charts numerous times, and now Rosanne Cash is about to release her first album in three years — and it just might be the strongest of her entire career.
‘Out Among the Stars’ is an album Cash recorded in the 1980s with producer Billy Sherrill that was shelved and never released. The 12-track album includes a duet with Waylon Jennings and two with June Carter Cash.
From tales of ghosts and Voodoo practitioners to those of actual psychopaths, country music has plenty of frightening material to fill up any Halloween playlist. Creep on in.
Just because Sheryl Crow’s transition into the country music world is relatively recent doesn’t mean she doesn’t have strong opinions about the genre.
Hitting stores today, the new book ‘LIFE Unseen: Johnny Cash’ and CD ‘LIFE Unheard: Johnny Cash’ celebrate the life of the Man in Black on the eve of the tenth anniversary of his death.
The legendary Nashville producer and songwriter worked with icons from Jerry Lee and Johnny Cash to Don Williams, Charley Pride, and Waylon Jennings. “The outlaws were folks I could relate to.”
In recent years, murder ballads have taken on a whole new context, with women in the starring roles. Examples include songs by the Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, Reba, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert.
An uncommon phenomenon hit the country music charts at the beginning of 2013: two chart-topping singles from Carrie Underwood and The Band Perry that are also murder ballads.