In "My Black Country," Alice Randall returns color to the heroes, and she-roes, of her songs

Apr 10, 2024
In her book, the country songwriter looks back on her career and the Black artists that shaped the genre, from DeFord Bailey to Beyoncé.
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Sorry Spotify, country music is still a radio industry

Jul 19, 2017
Over on the Billboard Country Charts, a song called “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young is sitting at the No. 2 spot. Young is relatively new to the country music scene, and just last year, he went out on a radio tour across the U.S., as many new country artists do. The radio […]

Explaining low interest rates with country music

Mar 11, 2016
From the man that brought you a country jig about inflation.
Country singer, Merle Hazard.
Ann Shayne

Ashley Monroe on the business of music

Aug 14, 2015
Drinking champagne and getting a massage? Maybe if you're Beyoncé.

The Grammys and Nashville, Tennessee

Dec 5, 2012
Nashville mayor Karl Dean on his city's rising star and its hope to expand its music repertoire beyond country.

Country musicians often sing a GOP tune

Nov 2, 2012
Both presidential campaigns have their soundtracks. And on the Republican side, it’s got a twang, with a list of country music artists either endorsing or campaigning with Mitt Romney.