10 Best Story Songs in Country Music History

Thanks to acts like Carrie Underwood and Brandy Clark, the story-song is making a resurgence in modern country music. But the format’s history is rich with real-life narratives and often southern gothic-inspired tales of revenge, murder and mystery. There is typically a three-verse structure, but that’s not always the rule. The likes of Johnny Cash … Read more

Mary Sarah Takes a Cue from Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis with “I Told You So” on “The Voice”

When Carrie Underwood was crowned the winner of “American Idol” she raised the bar for female country music singers. And when she covered Randy Travis’ “I Told You So,” with Randy Travis she raised the bar for female covers of the legendary tune. Travis’ original version was released in 1988 and hit No. 1 on … Read more

Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis and Fred Foster Announced as Newest Member of Country Music Hall of Fame

Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster, and Randy Travis will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Daniels will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category, while Travis will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category. Foster will be inducted in the “Non-Performer” category, which is awarded every … 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

#TeamBlake Sings Randy Travis’ “Forever and Ever, Amen”

Barrett Baber had his option to sing with any contestant from season nine of “The Voice” of his choosing and while others selected four or five others for groups numbers, Barrett went with fellow #TeamBlake singer Zach Seabaugh. Barrett and Zach performed the country classic, “Forever And Ever, Amen,” made famous by Randy Travis in … Read more

4 Best Roles for Country Music in Hollywood

Jason Aldean sang that Music City was just Hollywood with a touch of twang while Shawn Mullins called Los Angeles “Nashville with a tan.” A side effect of the similarities between the two is a cross mingling of artists. Actors release albums and singers find their way to the big screen. Many country singers have … Read more

Randy Travis Pens Letter to Fans

Randy Travis was the talk of the town after his surprise appearance at the 2015 ACM Awards. Introduced by Lee Brice, Randy stood up and waved to an absolutely enamored crowd. Travis suffered a stroke in 2013 and is unable to speak. However, he took to the pen to reach out to his fans via … Read more

Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are From North Carolina

In this increasingly homogenized world, it can sometimes be tough to tell where people are from just by listening to them talk. In fact, some of these celebrities are known for their ability to take on the accents of other regions or countries as part of their job, so you’d never know they have North … Read more

Dolly Parton Hit on Randy Travis

We don’t know a lot about Dolly Parton‘s husband– save that he isn’t into publicity and they’ve been married since 1966. We also know that he must be one low-key, low maintenance type of guy. Parton is a worldwide celebrity, a global phenomenon and it can’t be easy to be married to someone that recognizable … Read more