This week, we had to type the word, “songwriterly,” because some country stars are bad at talking and having opinions.
What would the Dixie Chicks’ first US tour in a decade be without at least a little bit of controversy?
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 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.