Bandleader Raul Malo and guitarist Eddie Perez both claim Latin American heritage, but their roots music-driven band had never ventured into creating an entirely Spanish album until now.
Lambert, who just put out her seventh album, Wildcard, has closed the gap between serious singer-songwriter and arena-rocking entertainer to become the most riveting country star of her generation.
His undeniable visibility has made Isbell consider how he represents the South in his music. On his new album, he expands his repertoire of character-driven songwriting with a turn toward politics.
It might be unthinkable now, but groups like The Ventures cracked Top 40 radio with instrumental tunes. The Nashville duo Steelism hopes to do the same today by focusing on memorable melodies.
On his second album, Sturgill Simpson’s kept a foot in tradition while letting his mind wander into the metaphysical, and it’s an exhilarating departure.
Audiences were just getting to know Robert Ellis as a long-haired Texas troubadour. Then he moved to Nashville, and instead of turning up the twang, he chopped off his hair and put a few experimental jazz solos on his new album.
On the surface, Suzy Bogguss doesn’t have any business recording a dozen Merle Haggard songs. But Bogguss and Haggard share a meaningful trait: They’re anything but one-dimensional.
Playing a hometown album release show is kind of like having a birthday party—it’s your night to hog the spotlight. Some might say Brendan Benson is squandering that chance. The Nashville power-pop songwriter has so many musicians scheduled to appear at his Ryman release show that their names barely fit on the promotional poster.
Each week, The MCrary Sisters – Alfreda, Ann, Deborah and Regina – still gather at the modest family bungalow to join their voices around the well-loved, wooden dining room table of their youth.
From his ‘60s and ‘70s heyday to his new album, Bare has always been willing to go out on a limb for an interesting song.