| Mar 29, 2012
Bluegrass legend and banjo innovator Earl Scruggs died of natural causes on March 28 at a Nashville hospital. He was 88-years-old.
Scruggs' son, Gary Scruggs who played the bass guitar with his father, said that he had been in failing health for some...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:56 AM
LAS VEGAS -- For the second straight year, Taylor Swift won entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
"I want to say to my fellow nominees in this category, I respect you so much and I love you," said the 22-year-old star, who was...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:02 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — After my plane landed, I went online to see what was going on in Austin: Was there any music that night that I had to check out?
Asking if there was any music that night in Austin is kind of like asking if people need air to live....
| Apr 9, 2012
Do not read this interview with “Queens of Country” star Lizzy Caplan and picture her as moody Janis Ian from “Mean Girls.”
This year Caplan becomes a leading lady, not a sidekick. She not only delivers a knockout turn in “...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Charlie Daniels is a man who doesn’t like to pigeonhole his music.
During his more than 50 years as an entertainer, his music has been defined as country, Southern rock, folk and bluegrass.
“I call it American music,” Daniels said...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:44 AM
A couple decades ago, Garth Brooks ushered country music into the arena age. The latest in that lineage of turbo-charged country hunks is Jason Aldean.
By any commercial standard, Aldean is on a white-hot streak. As a touring act, Aldean has graduated...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:08 AM
Fiddler Nick Hoffman was named CMA touring musician of the year for his work in Kenny Chesney's band. Damien Horne was writing for Big and Rich's MuzikMafia and opening for John Legend. And singer Krista Marie had made the Billboard charts twice as a solo...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:57 AM
A conga isn't the first instrument that comes to mind when describing the Zac Brown Band.
The freewheeling Southern-flavored country act, which stops on Saturday at the Amway Center, is more about twangy guitars and the down-home lyrics of such signature...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Country music legend Charley Pride never intended on breaking color barriers when it came to country music.
He wanted to a break a different kind of record.
One of 11 children who was born to sharecroppers in Sledge, Miss., Pride had dreams of being...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 2:18 PM
The idea came to Darren Ellis, front man for the Road Kill Kings, during a recent trip with his daughter to Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
"I thought 'how cool would it be to do our own version of the Grand Ole Opry?'" the Huntington Beach resident...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 11:35 AM
"I've always been a writer. My songs are the door to every dream I've ever had and every success I've ever achieved," says Dolly Parton of her incredible career, which has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down.
| May 7, 2012
| 8:06 AM
The Hampton Taphouse has announced a set of local and national shows which will keep the Queens Way pub rocking through the summer and into the fall.
The list includes Americana heavy hitters Lydia Loveless (Oct. 20) and Pete Anderson (Sept. 6) as well...