5 Things We Learned About Jake Owen at His Beach Party

Though Nashville is a bit landlocked, Jake Owen still managed to bring the beach to Music Row for his 2nd annual (free) Beach Party, to the tune of 20,000 or so fans. Jake helped us stretch out the last few waning days of summer and here’s what we learned during the event: 5. Jake is … Read more

3 Reasons Why Country Queens are Feminist Icons

One of the first songs I memorized as a child was “Guys Do It All The Time” by Mindy McCready. The whole song goes through the double standard that is put upon women in relationships. Putting aside the fact that it must have been hilarious to hear a 6-year-old sing “…so I had some beers … Read more

This Day in Country Music: The Perfect Country and Western Song

On this day in 1974, some 40 years ago, David Allan Coe recorded what has been called the perfect country song, “You Never Even Called Me By Name.” Written by John Prine and Steve Goodman, the song was Coe’s first Top 10 hit and peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard charts. Legend has it … Read more

Traditional Anniversary Gifts Translated for the Modern Southern Woman

The tradition of exchanging anniversary gifts goes back as far as medieval times, but some of the traditional (or even modern) anniversary gifts seem random and outdated. I feel sorry for all of the husbands out there desperately trying to find traditional anniversary gifts that your wife will actually like, because it can be hard to … Read more