The singer, songwriter and fiddler found comfort with an unexpected collaborator and plumbed new depths on her latest album, “Take It Like a Man.”
The unflashy 32-year-old star makes irrepressibly catchy and relatable country anthems. Now he’s walking a tricky line: finding ways to evolve without straying too far from his roots.
Wesley Morris has a revelation about Montell Jordan’s 1995 R&B hit.
Ms. Judd’s youngest daughter, the actress Ashley Judd, said in a television interview on Thursday that her mother was suffering from mental illness when she died last month.
Mr. Gilley, who had more than 30 chart-topping records, owned a Texas nightclub that was behind a country music revival.
The country music duo, made up of Naomi and Wynonna Judd, was to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday.
A mandolin player and singer, he made his mark with the Country Boys (later renamed the Kentucky Colonels), and his influence extended into the rock of the ’60s.
Turning down her nomination to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame might be her way of making room for others in a ruthless music business.
The country singer, who was among 17 genre-spanning nominees this year, said, “I don’t feel that I have earned that right” and asked to be removed. Voting has already begun.
They grew up together playing music, and in 1973 she became a core member of the band that would take Mr. Nelson to worldwide fame.
A revered member of Nashville’s A-Team of studio musicians, he was a major contributor to Bob Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde” album.
The country superstar had the biggest album of 2021 despite being captured on video using a racial slur. Is he on a redemption tour, or just on tour?
For six decades he promoted country performers on radio and television, earning a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
With proven Top 40 chops, the singer has still chosen to call Nashville home on her third album, “Humble Quest,” due out in March.
Last Grammys, the singer became the first Black woman to be nominated for a solo country performance award. This time, she’s back with three more chances to win.
A jazz musician snagged the most nominations, and the Weeknd, an artist who said he’s boycotting the awards, found his name on the ballot.
The Recording Academy, which expanded the top competitions to 10 slots, announces its first ballot since ending its heavily criticized review committees in nearly all categories.
A two-hour celebration for the milestone broadcast captured the shifts and strides in country music that played out over the past century on the Opry stage.
She started out a country singer, but she found fame and pop-chart success in the early 1960s with catchy novelty songs, as well as the occasional ballad.
The singer and songwriter’s “Star-Crossed” documents the end of her marriage. But reports of her divorce from Nashville have been greatly exaggerated.
She was failed by the country music industry until the emotional song “Black Like Me” changed her career. Now comes a debut album that proved therapeutic.
The singer and songwriter’s fourth studio album, “Star-Crossed,” is a chronicle of her marriage’s collapse, delivered with lightly adventurous production and lighter regret.
After two wry country albums and a Grammy-sweeping breakthrough, pop stardom is calling for Kacey Musgraves. Will she answer?
The Everly Brothers were the most successful rock act to emerge from Nashville in the 1950s, rivaling Elvis Presley for airplay on the radio.
Mr. Hall, who wrote hits like “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” helped to imbue country lyrics with newfound depth and insight in the 1960s and ’70s.
The country artist, 80, is releasing her first secular recording in about a decade. Her husband, Marty Stuart, calls her “the ultimate outlaw” for doing things her way.
In a career that began in Texas and spanned five decades, she was praised by critics for the thoughtful storytelling of her lyrics.
“Run, Rose, Run” is set for publication in 2022, along with a Parton album whose 12 new songs were inspired by the book.
He joined the band for its third album and expanded its emotional and stylistic palette with his sinewy, blues-inflected guitar work and brooding baritone vocals.
Hear tracks by Griff, Kidd G, Masayoshi Fujita and others.
Hear tracks by Pop Smoke, Jade Bird, Adrian Younge and others.
The state legislature was considering a bill that would kick off plans to erect the statue on Capitol grounds. She has asked that the bill be pulled.
Five singer-songwriters discuss the challenges of becoming the change they want to see in a famously homogeneous segment of the music industry.
The country star, who was condemned by the industry for his language, has only seen his album sales increase since the scandal.
A small contingent of country artists and industry players have been speaking up in a business that likes to shut down dissent.
The musician apologized in a statement to TMZ, saying, “I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back.”
Songs from the country star’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” were streamed 177 million times in its second week out.
His crossover appeal landed him on the charts often in the 1950s and ’60s, but a violent incident in 1967 derailed his career.
A 17-year-old from a small Georgia town built an audience as a rapper on TikTok and SoundCloud before pivoting to country music and inching his way into a notoriously cloistered industry.
The 27-year-old Nashville star leaves ample room for musical variety on his second LP, “Dangerous: The Double Album,” but keeps his lyrics focused on rural America as an idyllic fantasy.
Her song, the first of many hits, heralded the arrival of a songwriting voice whose sharply drawn miniatures conveyed domestic humor and pathos.
Pop stars try to pull off a Christmas spectacular in tough times, with three sparkly but heartfelt specials now on streaming services.
The singer put himself on the line to become the genre’s first Black superstar. He died on Saturday not long after performing at a largely mask-free awards ceremony.
He cemented his place in the country pantheon in the 1970s with hits including “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” and “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone.”
The last Bee Gee looks back at his wide-ranging catalog of hits, and ahead to an album of duets that spotlights his first love, country music.
More than 50 years into her legendary career, she’s still capturing America’s particular mythology — its dreams and its disappointments — like no other.
Some of pop music’s biggest names didn’t get nominations for the 2021 awards, while a diverse list of lesser-known acts filled out the ballot.
In a show featuring a distanced but unmasked audience, Nashville’s big stars celebrated the power of live music.
The uncertainties of 2020 led the folk duo to discover a new emotional urgency in songs about the slow, challenging, beautiful heat of living.
He never had a Top 40 pop hit. But his best-known composition became an enduring standard, and he became a mainstay of the outlaw country movement.