Merle Haggard passed away on April 6th, and it has taken just about 20 days for people to try to politicize his death.
One of six popular songs that Trisha Yearwood recorded for The Passion: New Orleans, “Broken” transcends its adult rock origins through its reinvention as Mary’s plaintive wail after the death of her son on the cross.
Another week, another music legend gone.
After what seems like months of ever-louder hype, Sturgill Simpson’s latest album finally arrived.
The death of Merle Haggard, a legend among legends, casts a pall over this week.
Merle Haggard passing away isn’t only a huge loss because of his legacy. It’s a huge loss because he was still a vital artist making new, good music that added to that legacy.
“We didn’t turn it on, but we can’t turn it off.”
This is the strongest song that Blake Shelton has recorded in a very long time. It’s incisively bitter, with a cold cynicism that drips with the unvarnished truth.
Miranda Lambert may have the reputation as the genre’s rebel girl, but I’d be a lot more nervous about crossing Carrie Underwood.