Surely Willie Nelson comes to mind for many people when the words "country music" and "marijuana" are mentioned together. Yet Willie has many younger allies these days as a new generation of "outlaw" artists are brazenly singing about pot.
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As usual, in creating my annual top 10 albums of the year, I limited myself to albums of original, contemporary studio work. This year, that was harde...
Hey, I like that Lady Gaga as much as the next guy -- or as much as most next guys -- but I couldn't have been prouder to be associated with last night's 44th CMA Awards.
Who: Band Of Horses
What: Austin City Limits
Where: Austin, TX
When: Oct. 10th, 2010
Why: Another fine band from Seattle that is worthy of your attent...
The greatest minds of our times ought to be focused on making alternative energies a reality now. And while they do that, I'll use my lesser mind to make another silly but heartfelt playlist.
On a stage filled with alpha males, the effervescent Emily West is bringing a frisky, feminine touch to the Country Throwdown Tour that rolls through America until June 20.
For the past seven years, I've spent a few weeks a year in Nashville writing the script for the CMA Awards. And while I hate being away from home so long, I love Nashville and its music community.
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