2016 has claimed yet another icon in “Doctor” Ralph Stanley.
What would the Dixie Chicks’ first US tour in a decade be without at least a little bit of controversy?
Last night, the Dixie Chicks kicked off the North American leg of their MMXVI tour, their fourth headlining tour across the United States. Sixteen years ago, they launched their first, in support of their second major label release, Fly.
Rhiannon Giddens goes Broadway, Kris Kristofferson gets boxed, and Beyoncé survives being Dixie Chicked, all in this week’s Sunday Selections!
Released in 1998, Wide Open Spaces established the Dixie Chicks as superstars right out of the gate. It produced five top ten hits, including three #1 singles, and sold more than twelve million copies in the United States alone. It remains their biggest selling album to date. But is it among their best?
Merle Haggard passed away on April 6th, and it has taken just about 20 days for people to try to politicize his death.
After what seems like months of ever-louder hype, Sturgill Simpson’s latest album finally arrived.
R.I.P. Joey Martin Feek.
Earlier this week, writer and friend-of-Country Universe C.M. Wilcox announced that he was shuttering his blog, Country California. The crew here have long been admirers of the sharp, insightful writing and wry humor that Country California brought to the country music blogosphere, and we all wish Chris the best in his new ventures.
“Damn Country Music” comes damn close to being a damn good song about chasing the country music dream.