The Melting Pot: The Country Music Bicentennial

I recently came in possession of a country music magazine … from 1976. Actually, the magazine is simply called Country Music, so trying to find background information on this specific publication proved difficult, but, according to the Wikipedia article, it started in 1972 as a monthly publication “known for taking an approach to music journalism… Read More The Melting Pot: The Country Music Bicentennial

Part Six – A Modern Country Music History: A Change Upon This Golden Hour (2016-2019)

In the grand finale to this series, we check back in with Miranda Lambert, discuss some new names and faces, Black artists in country music, Kentucky and Red Dirt, Boyfriend country, the rise of Luke Combs and Ashley McBryde, Old Town Road, and the Highwomen.… Read More Part Six – A Modern Country Music History: A Change Upon This Golden Hour (2016-2019)

Part Three – A Modern Country Music History: We Were Both Young When I First Saw You (2005-2012)

Country music’s story in the latter half of the 2000s is less about the events that shape it and more about the artists – new and old – who rose to prominence during the time period. And as Gretchen Wilson proved unable to maintain consistent success and longevity within the genre, two women emerged from newly growing mediums to foster a way forward.… Read More Part Three – A Modern Country Music History: We Were Both Young When I First Saw You (2005-2012)