Exploring the darker side of bluegrass.… Read More Blood on the Bluegrass
A long essay on country music’s journey to Nashville … Read More Country Music’s Been Everywhere, Man
As the title says … … Read More A Short History Of Alternative Country Music
A historical look into country music business practices… Read More Let’s Talk Business … The Country Music Business
One of country music’s biggest hits has an … interesting history behind it… Read More The Magic And Controversy Behind “Folsom Prison Blues”
A look at country music’s representation in mainstream media and stereotypes which will forever plague the genre. … Read More A Historical Look At Country Music Representation In The Media
My buddy Nathan Kanuch and I collaborated on a piece about the country-rock movement. You can read that over on his website here.
Country music has never really been a “family-friendly” genre so to say. With its themes of heartache, drinking, smoking and cheating … well heck, I don’t need to say much else. I just proved my point. But murder? That’s taking things to a whole other level, and with that, we introduce the story of Dave… Read More A Literal Murder On Music Row: The Story Of Dave Akeman (Stringbean)