12-Song Crash Course in Outlaw Country

During the 1950s and 1960s, country music experienced the commercial and artistic success known as the Nashville Sound. However, by the 1970s it was clear that the Nashville Sound was simply not working for many country artists. It was nearly impossible for new or unfamiliar artists to get any attention, and the artists that did … Read more

6 Country Songs About Man’s Best Friend

What’s the old adage? It’s not a country song until your wife leaves you, your dog runs away and your truck breaks down? While I don’t agree with that, I do think that dogs are a integral part of life and therefore worthy of all the songs and praise we can give them. There are … Read more

Zac Brown Band and Kacey Musgraves Cover “Hey Good Lookin'”

It’s been 65 years since Hank Williams released “Hey Good Lookin’” to the world, but the words still resonate, especially when Zac Brown and Kacey Musgraves are at the helm. The performance was just one small part of the Zac Brown Band‘s 23-song set during their own Southern Ground Music & Food Festival. Though ZBB’s … Read more

Watch Tom Hiddleston (Loki) Deliver The Weather

Tom Hiddleston, who portrays Hank Williams in the upcoming feature film “I Saw The Light,” stopped by a local Chicago news station to be the barer of bad news. Having played the brother of Thor in “Thor” and “The Avengers,” he had some interesting takes on the cause of the impending thunderstorms expected to hit … Read more

20 Albums Every Man Must Own

Every man needs his own space. And in that space there are certain essentials every man should have — a Beatles album, a Hemingway book, a Steve McQueen movie … As for the rest of the albums, here is an unranked list: The Beatles, The White Album (1968) How do you choose the correct Beatles … Read more

A Legendary Road Trip

You have your car packed up, your country music playlist ready and your GPS set for your road trip. You might assume there aren’t any road trip stops worth making if Nashville isn’t on your route, but Nashville isn’t the only place where you can learn about country music and its rich history. Here are … Read more