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Five things you don't know about Americana music icon Jim Lauderdale

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 10.06.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

Jim Lauderdale broke out in 2016. An overnight success? Hardly. It's taken nearly three decades and about as many albums to receive the recognition t...

WATCH: Country Music Camp: Lifting Lives of Teens with with Williams Syndrom

HooplaHa | Posted 09.01.2016 | Good News

Music has the power to heal! ACM Lifting Lives is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.

Don't Miss Josh Shilling, Mountain Heart Online And On The Grand Ole Opry This Weekend

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 08.28.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

If you weren't at Pop's Farm in Axton, Virginia, the home of Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival, under the stars on Saturday, Aug. 20, you missed an incredible high-energy performance by the incomparable Southwest Virginia native Josh Shilling and his band, Mountain Heart.

Musician Sara Niemietz Talks the Grand Ole Opry and Being On Tour With Postmodern Jukebox

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.28.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

'Listen a lot. So much of what I've learned has come from listening to old records, going to shows, and keeping my ears open. Be proactive! It's so important to hone your skills, but you can't exist in a vacuum. '

Video Premiere: Lindi Ortega Feels the Burn in 'Ashes'

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Lindi Ortega is a Northern girl with Southern charms, a cowpunk who writes songs that make grown men weep, a tattooed lady who's comfortable wearing r...

First Nighter: Keira Knightley as Emile Zola's 'Therese Raquin,' Chekhov's 'Seagull' Countrified as 'Songbird,' 'Catch the Butcher' Not a Great Catch

David Finkle | Posted 10.30.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Everyone connected with Therese Raquin seems to know what a powerhouse it is as a portrait of 19th-century middle-class French malaise. It's a shame that Cabnet hasn't quite propelled that past the footlights.

My Night Out: Taking On Broadway Street In Nashville!

Erika Finn | Posted 07.14.2016 | Arts
Erika Finn

Howdy! I have a confession to make; I cheated on Broadway with Nashville this weekend. This little New Yorker visited THE city of country music, of my girl Taylor Swift, of cowboy hats, of southern accents and fried chicken.

Exclusive Interview: Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman on 'Girl Crush,' the Grand Ole Opry, and What's Next for the Band

Brittany Hodak | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

There have been almost too many sweet days to count for Little Big Town lately. The end of 2014 saw the release of the band's critically-acclaimed sixth studio album, Pain Killer, an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry.

Brad Paisley Knows the Secret of Success

Daleen Berry | Posted 03.25.2015 | Celebrity
Daleen Berry

If you're a young person who hails from West Virginia, where so many people live below the poverty level the U.S. Census Bureau ranks it sixth in the nation, having goals -- or what hit recording artist Brad Paisley calls dreams -- is crucial.

'Country Nation World Tour' Kicks Off in Morgantown, W.Va.

Daleen Berry | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment
Daleen Berry

Paisley is a West Virginian through and through, and is definitely proud of being from this region of Appalachia. He kicked off the final leg of his "Country Nation World Tour" at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va.

Real Music, Real Country, And What's Important to Mo Pitney

Johnny Nevin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment
Johnny Nevin

Mo Pitney knows a couple of really important things about being Country, real Country. One of them is that he knows who he is, and that's always going to be important, because it's the only way anyone can keep becoming the person they really want to be.

Presenting Parker Millsap: A Smoky Okie With Americana Hustle

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Parker Millsap has plans. Lots of them. Presently, though, his biggest concern is trying to keep one of his mixed-breed dogs from having a family cat for a snack.

How To Do 3 Days In Nashville

Carly Cylinder | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Carly Cylinder

Nashville isn't the kind of place you go for a gorgeous landscape, but it is the place you'll return to, to fill your soul with music, hope, and history.

What City Is Your Music Soul Mate?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

As tunes have evolved, some cities have garnered more of a reputation than others for preserving music's narrative.

Aussie Singer/Songwriter Mark Wilkinson Plays CMJ Music Marathon Thursday, October 17

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.16.2013 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Close on the heels of the release of his acclaimed second studio album, Australian singer/songwriter Mark Wilkinson started his first U.S. tour earlie...

George Jones: A Song's Best Friend

Rick Hendrix | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Rick Hendrix

I learned many hard lessons before I made it in the music industry, and people like George Jones paved the way for me. George told me, "You will never do wrong for doing right -- even if they are bad people." It's a lesson I have learned to live by in my life, family and work.

George Jones' Funeral Will Be Open To The Public

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.29.2013 | Celebrity

George Jones will be laid to rest this week and the country music star's funeral will be open to the public. Jones' funeral will be held at the Gr...

"Rockabilly Filly" Rosie Flores Makes Janis Martin's Sweet Dreams Come True

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 12.03.2012 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

As soon as I popped the preview copy of Janis Martin: The Blanco Sessions into my computer, I knew Rosie Flores had produced a masterpiece.

Who's Reaching Out to Capture a Moment? Everyone Knows It's Indie Mindy Smith

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Writing and singing sad, sad songs is Mindy Smith's specialty. But just hearing those words on a record is like buying a one-way ticket on her emotional journey.

Chatting with American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery, Baaba Maal, The Box Story, and Ozzie & Harriet Estate Manager, Sam Nelson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.13.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Scotty McCreery's new album Clear As Day just hit #1 in Billboard, and it features some very personal songs that seem to fit him perfectly. He tells me how he picked this batch.

A Guide To Family Vacations In Tennessee

The Huffington Post | Shawn Lealos | Posted 11.19.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Tennessee can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier, we've...

A Huffington Post Travel Guide To Family Vacations In Nashville-Davidson

The Huffington Post | Nia Stanley | Posted 10.31.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Nashville-Davidson can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easi...

Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House Reopens in September After Historic Flooding

Sue Frause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sue Frause

The "Grand Ole Opry" which turns 85 this year, presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville. On Sept. 28, 2010 their award show "Grand Ole Opry Live" will return to the restored venue.

They Are Nashville: Standing By Music City

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

In Nashville, nearly 30 people have died, and the damage seems almost impossible to calculate or comprehend. Let's all do our part to help Nashville and its people keep the music playing forever more.

Along for the Ride: Strangecation Goes to Memphis & Nashville

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea R. Vaucher

Am I going to be moving there anytime in the near future? Probably not. But do I want to go back? Absolutely!