Willie Nelson, Vince Gill on Guy Clark Tribute Album

Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle and Vince Gill are just some of the artists lending their voice on a two-volume Guy Clark tribute album. This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark will be released November 1 in celebration of Guy’s 70th birthday. Guy was born in [...] Read More

The Top 50 Americana Albums of the Year

The Americana Music Association announced its year end Top 100 Albums of the Year. The Top 100 albums are based on those records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart during the period of November 17, 2009 through November 15, 2010. We’ll serve up the first half of the list and you can visit the Americana [...] Read More

Chris Young Makes Strong Movie Showing

s been a big year for Chris Young, who got New Artist nominations from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association and is up for his first Grammy Award for “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song).” But one other major moment came when he recorded “Love Don’t Let Me Down,” a duet with Patty Loveless that appears on the Country Strong soundtrack. The movie, which stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw, comes out nationally Jan. 7, and the duet is something of a milestone for Chris. Read More

Watch Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Video for “Country Strong”

By now, most of you have heard about the upcoming release of a new movie called Country Strong, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. What you might not know is how involved Gwyneth Paltrow got in preparing for and playing the role of “Kelly Canter,” a just-out-of-rehab country singer trying to re-start her career. She [...] Read More

Ralph Stanley & Elton John: Country Is Rockin’

Jaw-dropping. There’s probably not a better phrase to describe an all-star band that’s being put together by producer T Bone Burnett. Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, who sung the Grammy-winning “O Death” on T Bone’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, will share the stage with keyboard players Elton John and Leon Russell, eclectic rocker Elvis Costello, Americana artist Neko Case and actor Jeff Bridges under the banner T Bone Burnett’s Speaking Clock Revue. They’ll be assembled Oct. 24 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., during the second day of Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit. The rock-and-country mix in T Bone’s ensemble is reflective of the multi-genre texture of the event’s larger lineup. Country-rock pioneers Buffalo Springfield will reunite for the weekend, and country’s Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson will play the same stage as Americana’s Lucinda Williams, classic-rockers Jackson Browne and Billy Idol, and modern-rock bands Pearl Jam and Modest Mouse. The link between country artists and their pop and rock peers is strong these days. And it’s in full force in a lot of ways. Among other notable examples: Read More