Americana Music Association Unveils Top 100 Albums of 2012

The Americana Music Association has announced the Top 10 and top 100 Albums of the Year. The Top 100 albums are based on records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart between November 15, 2011 and November 17, 2012. JD McPherson’s Signs and Signifiers comes in at No. 1 for the year with Darrell Scott’s Long [...] Read More

Eric Church Talks CMA Nominations, Influences & Springsteen

Eric Church’s career is on fire. He’s had back-to-back No. 1 hits with “Drink In My Hand” and “Springsteen”; he’s headlining one of the hottest tours around; and he leads this year’s CMA Awards nominations with five, including Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for Chief. While he’s excited about the recognition, he would [...] Read More

Listen to Ronnie Dunn’s Live Q&A on SiriusXM May 24

Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that country music star Ronnie Dunn will sit down for a live Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios in New York City. “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Ronnie Dunn” will air live on Prime Country, channel 58, on Thursday, May 24 at 12:00 [...] Read More

Taylor Swift Takes Home Two GRAMMYs at Tribute-Filled Show

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards began on a somber note. After a rousing performance from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to kick things off, host LL Cool J took center stage and opened with a heartfelt prayer in memory of Whitney Houston, who passed away Saturday. The rest of the night was a [...] Read More

President Obama Reveals His Country Music Playlist Favorites

President Barack Obama revealed his 2012 playlist, reports the Huffington Post, and it turns out he’s got pretty diverse musical tastes. Bruce Springsteen, Al Green, Arcade Fire, No Doubt and Wilco all made his list, but he’s got a good amount of country on his iPod as well. Sugarland, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Zac Brown [...] Read More