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  • Nick 13’s and Jim Heath’s Stirring Words About Roots Music

    Handing out the award for Best Rockabilly Male were rockabilly legends Jim Heath of The Reverend Horton Heat, and Nick 13 of Tiger Army. As opposed to the regular canned statements ahead of handing out the award, Nick 13 spoke about the importance of not just rockabilly, but all roots music that is going ignored in mainstream music.

  • Winners and Recap of the 2020 Ameripolitan Awards

    The 2020 Ameripolitan Awards were handed out on Monday night. Meant to recognize American music with a strong roots influence that often gets lost in the realm of popular music, as Nick 13 of Tiger Army said when presenting an award, "The music that the mainstream has forgotten, that's the music we remember."

  • The Ethical Compromises of Sturgill Simpson’s Uproxx Interview

    It's very simple. Uproxx is not an independently-owned media entity that just happened to luck upon exclusively landing the most explosive interview of Sturgill Simpson's career. Uproxx is owned by The Warner Music Group. Uproxx is owned by Sturgill Simpson's record label. Steven Hyden is an employee of Warner Music Group.

  • The Best Mainstream Country Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

    We've already run down the Greatest Country Albums of the Decade, and in there, albums in the mainstream were given fair competition to be included, and some made the cut. But in the spirit of inclusiveness and impartiality, let's make sure the great records from the mainstream get their due as well.

  • Willie Nelson’s New Album and Song “First Rose of Spring”

    Willie Nelson will release his triumphant 70th studio album called First Rose of Spring come April 24th via Sony's Legacy imprint. Seceding much of the songwriting to others on this effort aside from a couple of tunes, the title track comes from the pen of Randy Houser, Allen Shamblin, Mark Beeson, and has been released ahead of the record.

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  • My Unhappy Hour with Jessi Alexander

    What has always lifted me up when it comes Jessi Alexander’s songwriting is the way it brings me down. I think it was Lee Ann Womack who said it best: sad songs make me happy. So when Alexander and I booked a happy hour hang at Nashville’s Urban Cowboy — to talk about her new... Read more »

  • Maren Morris Requests Your RSVP for 2020 Tour

    Maren Morris will embark on RSVP: The Tour, with newly-announced dates beginning June 5 in Boston, and concluding with an October 17 gig at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. She’s also scheduled dates in Ohio, Missouri, and Indiana. Oh baby, why don’t we just meet her in the middle? The itinerary also includes festival... Read more »

  • Ian Munsick Takes a "Solo" With His Nashville Friends

    Nashville musician Ian Munsik is putting his own spin on country with his new video for “Solo.” Backed by a group of friends, Munsick went with a grainy visual, almost like this performance video was unearthed from a forgotten VHS tape. By the way, who’s jealous of the awesome Western shirt? Take a look at... Read more »

  • Jake Hoot: "I Have Been Writing My Rear End Off"

    Jake Hoot, the latest winner of The Voice, is on the verge of releasing his first official country album. So cue the sound of 18,300 Twitter followers, 63,500 Instagram followers and 43,644 Facebook followers virtually applauding that highly anticipated news. And Hoot knows that he is blessed to have a lot of people waiting on... Read more »

  • With "Kinfolks," Sam Hunt Gets Reacquainted With Radio's Top Spot

    Sam Hunt, Luke Combs are on top of the country charts.

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