Country

One Track Mind: Shooter Jennings, “4th of July” from Put the O Back in Country (2005)

One Track Mind: Shooter Jennings, “4th of July” from Put the O Back in Country (2005)

I still can’t figure out why this wasn’t a huge summer hit.

Fred Phillips’ Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Southern Rock and Country): Bob Wayne, Sturgill Simpson, Mat D, Jackson Taylor, Willie Nelson

Fred Phillips’ Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Southern Rock and Country): Bob Wayne, Sturgill Simpson, Mat D, Jackson Taylor, Willie Nelson

Sturgill Simpson? The genuine article. Bob Wayne? Back with his best ever.

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (2014)

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (2014)

There might not be a more pure and genuine underground country artist.

Jack White – Lazaretto (2014)

Jack White – Lazaretto (2014)

White’s “old, yet new” vibe again has him brilliantly mixing seemingly unrelated styles.

Bronwynne Brent – Stardust (2014)

Bronwynne Brent – Stardust (2014)

Here’s a voice so entrancing that it delays my processing of the delivered lyrics.

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Temporary Ground” from Lazaretto (2014)

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Temporary Ground” from Lazaretto (2014)

Another twist from an artist who gets a thrill out of kicking down genre walls.

Hellbound Glory – LV (2014)

Hellbound Glory – LV (2014)

This long-awaited EP finds Leroy Virgil seemingly growing up. Is that a good thing?

Red Molly – The Red Album (2014)

Red Molly – The Red Album (2014)

This heretofore traditional Americana trio offramps into a diaphanous, mystery-filled place.

‘That’s where I draw the line’: The Eagles’ Don Henley set for return to country roots, to a point

‘That’s where I draw the line’: The Eagles’ Don Henley set for return to country roots, to a point

His career with Eagles took flight with a similar sound more than 40 years ago.

‘I’ve heard people say that’: Alan Parsons addresses Lady Antebellum’s ‘rip off’ of ‘Eye in the Sky’

‘I’ve heard people say that’: Alan Parsons addresses Lady Antebellum’s ‘rip off’ of ‘Eye in the Sky’

Does the sun in their eyes make some of the lies worth believing?