The death of Merle Haggard, a legend among legends, casts a pall over this week.
Mr. Misunderstood has finally broken his silence.
When it comes to this week’s Sunday Selections post, we’re just like Tracy Lawrence: Runnin’ behind.
The biggest story of the past week is the death of Glenn Frey, whose work with the Eagles has, for better or worse, influenced multiple generations of country artists.
The most obvious points of comparison for singer-songwriter Maren Morris and her single “My Church” are to Sheryl Crow’s self-titled masterpiece and its follow-up, The Globe Sessions. Though Crow spent the 1990s as a pop star, her ties to the country genre were clear. “If It Makes You Happy” was always a honky-tonk anthem waiting to happen, while “The Difficult Kind,” “Home,” and “Mississippi” all sound more recognizably country than do current chart-topping hits by Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini, and Thomas Rhett.
This list may or may not be inspired by some unreasonable hunger pangs that I’ve had today.
What are some of your favorite songs that mention food?