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  • Joshua Hedley delivers honky-tonk hits on 'Mr. Jukebox'

    Joshua Hedley delivers honky-tonk hits on 'Mr. Jukebox'

    When you listen to old honky-tonk artists like Webb Pierce and Buck Owens, you realize how good they were at getting you to sing along even if you're only hearing a song for the first time. On the new album Mr. Jukebox, Joshua Hedley shows that he is pretty adept not only at the honky-tonk sound...
  • Michael Tyler

    Interview: Michael Tyler talks songwriting and more

    Michael Tyler is the epitome of the story small town boy makes it big story. At the age of 12 he started writing songs and pitching them to Jason Aldean’s producer, Michael Knox. Knox invited him to Nashville for a meeting. From there Knox challenged him to write a new song a month and send it to...
  • Michael Ray

    Interview: Michael Ray talks music, early beginnings and more

    Country singer Michael Ray has had four top twenty songs in a row on the country music charts. His single record ”Think A Little Less” has had over 32 million on-demand streams and has sold 500,000 track equivalents. He co-wrote Big & Rich's 2015 single, "Run Away with You" with John Rich. “Get...
  • Neal McCoy Interview

    Interview: Neal McCoy talks patriotism and new music

    Neal McCoy is known in country music for his energetic, full-throttle shows. The Platinum-selling singer blends patriotism and comedy in his mesmerizing performances and also some music, too. McCoy keeps close contact with his fans on Facebook evidenced by his greater than 600,000 followers. AXS was...
  • Interview: Lukas Nelson talks latest record and more at Country Thunder

    Interview: Lukas Nelson talks latest record and more at Country Thunder

    Lukas Nelson, son of legendary country singer Willie Nelson, is very busy these days. Nelson and his band, Promise of the Real, have been touring and recording with Neil Young for the last three years or more. They recorded The Monsanto Years with Young and when they are not on the road with Young...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to catch Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real live

    The first time AXS experienced Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real (POTR) live was in 2010 when they took the stage without an introduction as B.B. King’s opening band. The lead singer had a very familiar vocal timbre that caused everyone to wonder who was singing. Midway through the set, it was...
  • Interview: The Young Fables dig deep with new album of ‘Old Songs’

    Interview: The Young Fables dig deep with new album of ‘Old Songs’

    Whether you believe in karma or a higher power or just good old juju coming from the universe, sometimes two roads can lead to one like-minded path of life. So is the case for rising Nashville-based duo the Young Fables. Laurel Wright and Wes Lunsford (the Young Fables) are a dynamic duo of singer...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to catch Shelby Lynne’s live show

    Shelby Lynne is a singer/songwriter whose music is almost impossible to label in a particular genre. Lynne spent years trying to fit in the Nashville music scene, but thankfully, she evolved from the Nashville ‘spit and polish’ into more of a post outlaw renegade who has a lot to say about the human...
  • Brett Young, Lauren Alaina, Midland win early ACM Awards honors in New Artist categories

    Brett Young, Lauren Alaina, Midland win early ACM Awards honors in New Artist categories

    The 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards is creating buzz with a surprise announcement of the official winners for the new artist awards this week. According to Rolling Stone and Billboard, three big wins have been announced in this category in advance of the April awards show to the delight of...
  • Lindi Ortega releases the hauntingly powerful album 'Liberty'

    Lindi Ortega releases the hauntingly powerful album 'Liberty'

    Country music has long explored the themes of love, loss and death. Liberty is an album that explores both themes at length - all with one of the most powerful vocalists in country (or any other genre) music: Lindi Ortega. The most obvious example of exploring those themes is “The Comeback Kid.” In...
  • Pilgrimage Festival 2018 lineup features Jack White, Chris Stapleton and Lionel Richie

    Pilgrimage Festival 2018 lineup features Jack White, Chris Stapleton and Lionel Richie

    The annual Pilgrimage Festival will return to Franklin, Tenn. for its fourth year this fall, and the two-day event is planning on bringing Jack White, Chris Stapleton and American Idol’s newest judge in Lionel Richie along for the wild ride. The music festival revealed its full lineup of artists...
  • Jason Aldean and Kelsea Ballerini to headline AT&T Block Party at March Madness Music Fest

    Jason Aldean and Kelsea Ballerini to headline AT&T Block Party at March Madness Music Fest

    Country music superstars Jason Aldean and Kelsea Ballerini will headline the AT&T Block Party on Friday, March 30 as part of the 2018 NCAA March Madness Music Festival being held in San Antonio this weekend, per a press statement. The AT&T Block Party takes place on the first night of this...
  • Watch: Steven Tyler looks for life beyond Aerosmith in trailer for new documentary, ‘Out on a Limb’

    Watch: Steven Tyler looks for life beyond Aerosmith in trailer for new documentary, ‘Out on a Limb’

    “Hi, you know me.” There is an element of truth in the quote from Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, which is proudly uttered by the veteran rocker within the first 10 seconds of the trailer for his new biographical documentary, "Out on a Limb.” The cheeky statement is pulled from an old promo outtake...
  • 7 best Willie Nelson cover songs

    7 best Willie Nelson cover songs

    Willie Nelson is widely acknowledged as one of the pioneers of the outlaw country genre, which also fed the creation of Southern rock and Americana. So it's no surprise that many of Americana and Southern rock's current generation of artists have been eager to cover Nelson through the years. But...
  • Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson, Mary J. Blige and more cover Elton John on new tribute albums

    Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson, Mary J. Blige and more cover Elton John on new tribute albums

    Elton John may be getting ready to call it quits on his days and nights as one of the world’s most beloved touring musicians, but that doesn’t mean that his fans and musical colleagues are ready to let go of his music. Perhaps that’s why some of the biggest names in popular music including Ed...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Luke Pell

    5 things you didn't know about Luke Pell

    Luke Pell has lead a pretty interesting life thus far. The 33-year-old singer and guitarist is gradually seeing his name become more and more popular within the country music community. Folks who follow pop culture may also know Pell’s name and face as the Texas native who was selected as one of 2...
  • Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line among performers at 2018 ACM Awards

    Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line among performers at 2018 ACM Awards

    Dust off your boots and get ready for some fun, because the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards) are returning to Las Vegas in just a little over a month. The annual awards show is set to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, and its producers revealed on Wednesday that...
  • '9 to 5' reboot with Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in movie updated for #MeToo

    '9 to 5' reboot with Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in movie updated for #MeToo

    The movie comedy “9 to 5,” starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin was a tremendous hit in 1980, an era when harassment in the workplace was rampant.  The movie will be getting a reboot, updated for the #MeToo generation, furthering the revolution against predators and perpetrators of...
  • Complete list of nominees for the ACM Awards 2018

    Complete list of nominees for the ACM Awards 2018

    Reba McEntire  announced the nominations for the 53rd American Country Music Awards, which will be held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 15. Tickets for the ceremony are currently onsale for fans looking to experience the action firsthand.  Related: Complete schedule and list of...
  • New voice Vivian Leva brings fresh air to country on 'Time Is Everything'

    New voice Vivian Leva brings fresh air to country on 'Time Is Everything'

    A lot of people lament the state of country music these days. Like any other genre, you can find good country music if you look for it. With her debut album Time Is Everything, Vivian Leva is one of those country artists that is worth seeking and finding. The album begins with "Bottom of the Glass...
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