In honor of the Opry’s Dolly Week, musicians recommend essential tracks by the Smoky Mountain Songbird Country music is always evolving, but over the last half-century, there’s been at least one constant—Dolly
With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services.
Listeners hungry for Sturgill Simpson’s familiar croon better keep feasting on the old stuff – because the Kentucky songwriter's new album trades country comfort for all-out helping of rock ‘n’ roll grime.
It was a fella named Harlan Howard who defined country music as “Three chords and the truth” back in the 1950s. For all its catchiness, the pithy label doesn’t explain everything. Far from it. Country
The sky was still dark on a Sunday morning in late March when renowned filmmaker Ken Burns climbed onto a bus in Nashville — the epicenter of an American art form in which he and his team had immersed