George Jones, Johnny Paycheck and Country’s Most Colorful Characters Animated in Mike Judge’s New TV Series Is a Must See

When Mike Judge creates an animated series, there’s a chance it might offend the sensitive. The creator of “Beavis & Butthead” and “King of the Hill” isn’t holding back in his newly created animated series, “Mike Judge Presents: Tales From The Tour Bus,” airing exclusively on Cinemax. The eight-episode series chronicles the wild adventures of … Read more

You’ve Never Heard Anything Like “Tennessee Whiskey” Writer Dean Dillon Singing His Hit

“Tennessee Whiskey” was a hit for George Jones in ’83, but the song has come back to light since Chris Stapleton included it on his album, Traveller. The tune was written by David Allan Coe, Linda Hargrove and Dean Dillon for Coe’s 1981 album. However, it didn’t top the charts until Jones covered it. During … Read more

You Have to Watch 6-Year-Old Miley Cyrus Sing George Jones’ “Why Baby Why”

In my book, Miley Cyrus is one of the most dynamic, most talented artists in the business. I mean, throughout her lifetime, she’s had the influence of her dad Billy Ray, her godmother Dolly Parton and countless other grade-A musicians. So, it’s really no surprise that she blossomed into the world-renowned pop icon she is … Read more

5 Pretty Controversial CMA Awards Show Moments

For the most part no Kanye West type personalities exist in country music and if they do, they definitely haven’t caused a stir during any major country music moments. That’s the great thing about country music– most singers are friends with each other, support each other or are really good at covering their distaste for … Read more

Billy Ray Cyrus Delivers Haunting Rendition of the Saddest Country Song, “He Stopped Loving Her Today”

“He Stopped Loving Her Today” will break your heart. George Jones famously asked for the final bridge to be added because he said the tune was just too darn sad. To celebrate the legend and his song, Billy Ray Cyrus covers it for the CMA Forever Country campaign. He doesn’t pull any punches, though, and … Read more

11 Songs for Building Up Your Self Esteem

Life can be tough. Big tragedies can break you down but so can small failures, especially if they come back to back. It can be difficult to remember that you have value. So, here are a few songs that will help you build yourself back up. 1. “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” — … Read more

15 Weird and Wonderful Songs from 1976

Forty years ago as America celebrated its bicentennial, country music superstars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan were newborns. Other headlines from 1976 suggest it was a lot like this one– the Olympics were held in Montreal, Jimmy Carter was elected President of the United States of America, weird things were happening to celebrities, people were … Read more

Forget The Dot Race: Nashville Sounds Are Racing Reba, George, and Johnny

The Milwaukee Brewers famously race sausages during their home games at Miller Park. The Washington Nationals race the four faces on Mount Rushmore– Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt, plus a few others here and there, but that race doesn’t compare to what is going on with Nashville’s minor league baseball … Read more

8 Really Inaccurate Descriptions of Country Music’s Most Classic Songs

Some people just have a way with words, especially when describing some of the most famous and recognizable country music songs of all-time. 1. Johnny Cash // “Ring of Fire” Cute?! We aren’t talking about puppies here, we’re talking about deep and passionate love. 2. George Jones // “He Stopped Loving Her Today” It’s not … Read more

Vince Gill Honors George Jones with Emotional “Sad One Comin’ On”

During his record label’s annual showcase at CRS in Nashville, Vince Gill used his time in the spotlight to remember one of his musical heroes and a country music legend. Normally during the gathering of industry executives and professionals, artists take time to play new music or a big-time hit, but most artists aren’t Vince … Read more

10 Manliest Men in Country Music

Just because an artist wears a muscle shirt and sings a few country music songs doesn’t equal to years of sewing his true manly oats. Luckily there are a few country music artists that can truly carry on the proud tradition of being a man. 10 Manliest Men in Country Music:   10. Craig Morgan … Read more

A Look Back at Your Favorite Country Music Stars’ First No. 1 Hits

A quick look back at the legendary careers of artists like Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson makes it easy to see why country music is everyone’s favorite genre, has a rapidly growing fan base and is continually evolving. Combined, these four artists have released an astonishing 268 singles, with an astonishing 101 No. … Read more