Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)

Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)

“I don’t think it sold many copies, but there was no pressure to go in a certain direction, and Columbia just let us do whatever we wanted,” The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn told me in 2016 of his former band’s legendary album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Now considered a crucial moment in the birth of country-rock […]

Listen to Willie Nelson’s Powerful New Album ‘God’s Problem Child’ (Best New Music)

Listen to Willie Nelson’s Powerful New Album ‘God’s Problem Child’ (Best New Music)

As far as the phrase “country music legend” is concerned, few attain the status and reverence of Willie Nelson. Today, Nelson released his new album, God’s Problem Child, on the eve of his 84th birthday on Saturday. Still as feisty as ever, Nelson’s new record features songs co-written by himself and producer Buddy Cannon. The […]

Willie Nelson’s New LP ‘God’s Problem Child’ Due 4/28; Title Track Features the Late Leon Russell

Willie Nelson’s New LP ‘God’s Problem Child’ Due 4/28; Title Track Features the Late Leon Russell

On April 28, Willie Nelson will add to his expansive catalog with a new album, God’s Problem Child, released via Legacy Recordings. Featuring 13 new recordings from Willie and a host of marquee musicians, the album is his first of new material since 2014’s Band of Brothers (not including his Grammy-nominated 2016 release Summertime: Willie […]

Rest in Peace, Merle Haggard: 1937-2016

Rest in Peace, Merle Haggard: 1937-2016

Country legend Merle Haggard has passed away on Wednesday, his birthday. He was 79. Haggard, a true pioneer of the country music genre, was suffering from double pneumonia and its complications prior to his death. Haggard’s health issues had previously caused some problems with his scheduled tour with Willie Nelson in support of their joint […]

Carlos Santana – The Interview

Carlos Santana – The Interview

Alchemy. It’s that magic, intangible ingredient that determines the creative heights one can achieve in a collaborative process. Over the course of three landmark albums, Santana, Abraxas and Santana III, the members of the legendary San Francisco outfit proved time and time again how the perfect musical alchemy could create a wondrous tapestry of timeless, […]

Stream Two Songs from Don Henley’s ‘Cass County’, First New Solo LP in 15 Years (Audio)

Stream Two Songs from Don Henley’s ‘Cass County’, First New Solo LP in 15 Years (Audio)

Eagles drummer/songwriter Don Henley hasn’t released a solo record in fifteen years, but he’ll add another to the collection when he releases Cass County on September 25 via Capitol Records. A country-tinged affair, Cass County features collaborations between Henley and Merle Haggard, Mick Jagger, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton and Allison Krauss. The […]

Stream ‘Django and Jimmie’, the New Album from Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard (Audio)

Stream ‘Django and Jimmie’, the New Album from Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard (Audio)

Country legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard teamed up for Django and Jimmie, a new collaborative record that was released this week. As previously mentioned, it’s essentially the follow-up to their first dual album, 1983’s Pancho & Lefty. Via Spotify, you may listen to the entire album below: They’ve released a few videos to date […]