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.
When it comes to portrayals of the late country legend June Carter Cash, can Jewel stand up to Reese Witherspoon?
To some, Memorial Day may simply be a day off of work, or the unofficial start of summer, but to the men and women who serve our country and are stationed around the world it means much more.
While rock stars are notorious for their rebellious and law-breaking ways, stars of country music are no less volatile, and have racked up some impressive arrest records and mug shots in the process.
Jewel just tweeted a preview of the new Lifetime biopic Ring of Fire in which she portrays Johnny Cash’s wife and country singer June Carter!
Josh Turner wrote eight of the twelve tracks on his 2012 release Punching Bag in his hand-build writer’s cottage. In an interview with Radio.com he explained just why he won’t be calling it his man cave.
Hank Williams has one, Miles Davis has one. So do Patsy Cline, Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, and the Carter Family. Now it’s Johnny’s turn.
When Brantley Gilbert proposed earlier this month to his girlfriend of one year, fellow country artist Jana Kramer, he didn’t do it just anywhere. He chose Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium (home to the Grand Ole Opry for decades) as the setting.