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

Battle Royale: Shake It Off vs. Shake It Off

With Taylor Swift’s announcement that her upcoming album, 1989, is “officially pop,” she’s entering herself into an entirely new ballgame– the one where divas play… and fight. If one’s first “official pop” song is titled the exact same title as a 2005 Mariah Carey sensation that was a prominent occupier of Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart … Read more

This Day in Country Music History: Shania Twain Scores First No. 1

On this day in 1995, now legendary, Shania Twain, scored her first (of dozens) No. 1 Billboard hit with “Any Man of Mine.” The song also became Twain’s first crossover hit after it cracked the top 40 on the pop charts. It was released to radio in April 1995, and topped the charts for two … Read more

Our Favorite Looks from the Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards always promise entertainment. And we aren’t just talking about the show. From the beautiful to the ugly to the downright offensive, seeing all of the outfits that music stars clad is always interesting. We have complied some of our favorite looks from the night. Of course, most of them were worn … Read more

Must Read: The Five Best Country Music Autobiographies

Ever wonder how your favorite country music artist got started? Curious about Willie Nelson’s 3rd grade teacher? Need to know more about Shania Twain’s Canadian roots? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, it’s probably time for you to settle down with a good country music biography on one of your favorite. Here … Read more

Eight Country Singers Who Aren’t From the South

Despite the huge popularity of country in the South, it might come as a surprise to see that some of the most famous musicians in this genre are not from the southern states at all. Yep, this means they aren’t all from Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, or Mississippi – though admittedly, most are! Some … Read more