Interview: Cory Branan

Mississippi-born Nashville-based alt-country veteran Cory Branan is currently on tour, and set to play for the hometown crowd on Friday, August 12th at Nashville’s Basement East, before heading out with Lucero this fall. Branan has no reservations when playing in… Continue Reading

Album Review: Dave Cobb’s “Southern Family”

The United Kingdom ruled music in the 60s, Laurel Canyon dominated the 70s—now, it’s Nashville’s turn, and producer Dave Cobb is leading the revolution. With today’s release of Southern Family, his latest gift to the world—I’m going to go ahead… Continue Reading

Shovels & Rope Announces Surprise Album, Tour Dates with Jason Isbell

On Monday, November 16, NPR Music announced and premiered the surprise album Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1, a special, collaborative project from the acclaimed duo, Shovels & Rope. The album (via Dualtone Music) will be released November 20 and features Shovels & Rope joining forces with… Continue Reading

Interview: Hailey Whitters

Hailey Whitters, the oldest of six children with hippy-esque names like Tyger, Heavenlei, and River, grew up in the middle of a corn field in Shueyville, Iowa, population 600, listening to Shania and thinking she could be the fourth Dixie Chick. Interestingly,… Continue Reading