Steve Earle: My Wife Left Me for a “Younger, Skinnier, Less Talented Singer-Songwriter”

In promotion of his new album, So You Wanna Be an Outlaw, Steve Earle is giving some blunt answers to questions about his most recent marriage to Allison Moorer, autism, his drug abuse and the state of country music. The singer-songwriter sat down with The Guardian and pinpointed the cause — as he sees it … Read more

Playlist: 2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees

Country music has become a broad genre encompassing everything from pop to bluegrass. It is easy to forget the roots of country– the story telling and back country musicianship that laid the foundation for bigger pop names. American roots music is not as big as most country music, but the soul of the music is … Read more

19 Rules from Sturgill Simpson to His Son That Can Be Applied to Everyone

Sturgill Simpson’s newest album, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, is a deeply personal album and is basically one long letter to his son. Drawing from his time in the Navy and a letter his grandfather wrote his grandmother, Simpson tells his son he loves him, offers up advice and does it all while growing as … Read more

3 Americana Singer-Songwriters Pluckin’ on my Dial

I have a large amount of respect for the business acumen and hook-writing capabilities of  some of the foremost power players in Nashville– the Lukes, Blakes and Keith. Sometimes, it’s nice to have my brain chew on some disposable (pop-ish) country music as I navigate my day. But, more often than not, I prefer music with … Read more