Tuesday Jul 22
Ryan Adams, Merle Haggard book October shows in Twin Cities
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Mon Jul 21, 2014
Gregg Allman and Sturgill Simpson Fuse Country and Soul at Annenberg Center: Concert Review
Newcomer Sturgill Simpson steals the show from Gregg Allman on a set of flinty, beautifully crafted songs performed with grit and skill.
Keith Urban Says Garth Brooks Tour Will...
It seems like, for so many years, country artists would always have the same list of influences: Merle Haggard , Waylon Jennings , Willie Nelson and both Hank Williams and Hank Williams Jr. Then, as newer artists were signing record deals, they had a new set of influences.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Atteberry Station Live: Lonely Goes
Though they came together in the tiny Texas panhandle town of Wellington, the five members of Atteberry Station claim musical influences as vast as the west Texas vista - from Lubbock legends Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly to Bakersfield boy Merle Haggard and Florida-born Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Surprise performances planned for James Burton festival
Expect surprises at this summer's James Burton International Guitar Festival. The three-day festival --Aug. 22-24-- includes a special guest at the Aug. 23 concert who attendees won't find out until the evening performance.
Rhythm and Booze: Bear Family Records Reveals The Other Side of Bakersfield [Review]
Various Artists The Other Side of Bakersfield: 1950s and '60s Boppers and Rockers from "Nashville West."
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Country newcomer Mary Sarah pairs with legends on new album
What does it take to get country legends like Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard on the same album? A 19-year-old newcomer named Mary Sarah .
Like the late 70s, except worse
In all of my years on the Earth, I have not seen the world meting down since the late 70s.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Fri Jul 11, 2014
National Public Radio
Suzy Bogguss On 'Song Travels'
Grammy-winning vocalist Suzy Bogguss topped the country charts through the late '80s and '90s with hits like "Hey Cinderella" and "Cross My Broken Heart."
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Mary Sarah Calls On Country Legends For Debut Album '...
What does it take to get country legends like Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard on the same album? A 19-year-old newcomer named Mary Sarah.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Cross country walker encourages paying it forward
Armand Young is walking across the U.S. and back in support of fallen troops and those who lost their lives on Sept.
Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson Duet With Teen Prodigy
Yesterday, Mary Sarah turned 19 years old. Today, she's releasing Bridges , a duet-filled album featuring cameos by some of the biggest living legends of country music.
The Austin Chronicle
Best of 2014
It's been a surprisingly good year for my kind of music. I always complain about how much bad music there is out there.
The amazing Mary Sarah debuts with country all-stars | New recordings
It seems almost incomprehensible that an 18-year-old singer could earn the respect of some of country music's biggest living legends, but Mary Sarah makes it seem like she's known them for years on her debut album, "Bridges."
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Merle Haggard to Play the Ryman Aug. 25 and 26
It's been more than five years since legendary country songster Merle Haggard had a "lemon-sized tumor" removed from his lung , and - as the above performance of "Ol' Country Singer" demonstrates - the 77-year-old is still going strong, by God.
Suzy Bogguss to perform at Harvester Friday
Publicity Photo: Country music artist Suzy Bogguss will perform at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount on July 11. Grammy-Award winning country artist Suzy Bogguss will perform at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount on Friday, July 11 at 8 p.m. One of country music's most pristine and evocative vocalists, the Illinois native ... (more)
Fri Jul 04, 2014
The Willie Nelson Duets We Would Love to See Happen
Seeing that the legendary Willie Nelson is performing at his annual 4th of July picnic this Friday, we at DC9 thought it time to do some wishful thinking about dear Willie.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Mary Sarah has Some Fancy Friends
We don't blame you if you worry about the future of country music. The rise and immense popularity of bro-country may be good for making money but it isn't exactly making classics.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Cleopatra Records to Release Mary Sarah 'BRIDGES' 7/8;...
On her new album Bridges - being released on July 8th thru Cleopatra Records - 18-year-old singer and songwriter Mary Sarah duets with some of country music's biggest names on 12 captivating songs.