Miranda Lambert’s Shout-Out to a Hero

by Alison Bonaguro 10h ago You may not know who Allison Moorer is. But Miranda Lambert does, and she recently told the alt-country singer-songwriter that she is her hero. Moorer had tweeted out a long-read post about how she was about to release a new album — a her first collaborative album with her sister …

Kelsea Ballerini Let Herself Be 23

by Alison Bonaguro 4h ago When Kelsea Ballerini started writing and recording songs for Unapologetically, her second album, she said she had to act her age. “I had to let myself be 23,” Ballerini told Vulture. “I think for a while I tried to get back into the headspace that I made my first album …

Brad Paisley Says Jokes Are All or Nothing

by Alison Bonaguro 8/15/2017 Remember Hee Haw? A lot of younger people don’t, mainly because the TV series ran from 1969 through 1994. But the Kornfield Kounty variety show’s music and humor mash-up was enough to inspire Brad Paisley to create something similar, with a few modern twists (and probably fewer hay bales). “(There was) …

Old Dominion Knows Just How You Feel

by Alison Bonaguro 21h ago Meat and Candy, Old Dominion’s debut album, did so well that you kind of have to wonder how the band will follow it. But it sounds like they took their sophomore album project seriously, because they remember being on the other side of things. In a recent radio interview, the …

Luke Bryan: A Decade of #TeamFishin’

by Alison Bonaguro 17h ago Just about everything I know about fishing I learned from Luke Bryan’s “Tackle Box.” (I grew up with a single mom in the suburbs of Detroit, so we just weren’t part of that outdoorsy huntin’ and fishin’ life.) “Tackle Box” is a fishing song Bryan co-wrote that I first heard …

Miranda Lambert: “It Sometimes Overwhelms Me”

by Alison Bonaguro 38 mins ago Some of my favorite Miranda Lambert songs were never singles. They were just the album cuts that never made it to the radio, but they made it to my heart. Songs like “What About Georgia,” “Greyhound Bound for Nowhere,” “Guilty in Here,” “Airstream Song,” “Love Song,” “Dear Diamond,” “Two …

Tim McGraw Says Fans are the Secret Sauce

by Alison Bonaguro 14h ago Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have made it to the halfway point of their new Soul2Soul world tour with about 40 shows down and another 40 to go. And they’ve obviously got this down to a science, because they’ve already sold more than 800,000 tickets. But McGraw explained that it’s …

Win for Jordan Spieth Is a Win for Country

by Alison Bonaguro 15 mins ago This is no red Solo cup. And yet, the historically significant silver trophy known as the Claret Jug was right at home on stage with thirsty country stars Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen. Texan golf champ Jordan Spieth brought his newly-acquired trophy to their Dallas House of Blues show …