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Jul
20

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Rosanne Cash @ The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK | July 19, 2015 – Review

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Rosanne Cash at Union Chapel, London, UK on July 23, 2015. Credit: Amy Westney Photography, taken for FTCR.

I have a confession to make. Before I attended Rosanne Cash’s show in Liverpool on Sunday night, I had listened to precisely half of her latest album (‘The River & The Thread’, 2014), and was unfamiliar with the rest. There seemed no better opportunity, therefore, to become acquainted with her music than at a live show, one which simply featured herself and husband John Leventhal graciously seducing the crowd with expertly delivered song after song.

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Feb
9

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The 57th Annual Grammy Awards – Winners! +recap

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It was a night of performances and music celebration that nearly reached the four hour mark just on the main telecast; the pre-telecast, or the “premiere ceremony” as it is now called – lasted for around three hours and the red carpet was active for about six. In all, the academy honoured artists of all shapes, sizes and genres; not least of all country, Americana and roots music, which was much the talk of social media. With early winners (and losers) announced during the premiere ceremony in Best Country Song, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Duo/Group Performance, as well as all of the other folk and roots categories, it was left to the anticipated Best Country Album award to light up the main stage. Still, country had plenty of influence during the show, as Miranda Lambert performed ‘Little Red Wagon’, Eric Church performed ‘Give Me Back My Hometown’, and Brandy Clark shone on the mid-audience stage with Dwight Yoakam on her beautiful ballad ‘Hold My Hand’. Showing up most of the other vocalists on the night, let’s hope that the exposure leads her to the fame and industry standing that she deserves. When it came to the mainstream awards, Sam Smith absolutely cleared up with many touting him as the male Adele (seriously, think about it, how similar?! It’s scary), picking up awards for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and more. Below are all the country and roots winners. Enjoy!

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Feb
4

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‘The River And The Thread’ Helps Rosanne Cash find her ‘Long Way Home’

Rosanne Cash performs at the PACE Center in Parker, Colorado on Jan. 9, 2014. Photo by Tina Hagerling, heyreverb.com.

Rosanne Cash performs at the PACE Center in Parker, Colorado on Jan. 9, 2014. Photo by Tina Hagerling, heyreverb.com.

By Tracey Feist

I feel privileged to have experienced the 1980s when women dominated country music radio and billboard music charts. And it just wasn’t a handful of female artists such as those being played on those same such stations today. There was a talented group who enjoyed a regular radio spin rotation: singers such as Juice Newton, Janie Fricke, Crystal Gayle, Reba McEntire, the Judds, Dottie West, K.T. Olsin and the lesser known names of Charly McClain and Holly Dunn.

Radio back then was a completely different beast than it is now. Luckily in those days country music meant more substantive lyrics, not that Girl in the Truck, Aw Naw, Gonna Get Me Some material currently pervading major market stations. One artist that always delivered substance was Rosanne Cash.

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Dec
5

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The 2nd Annual FTCR Awards… Nominations – Vote for your favorite!

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Hey guys! It’s that time of year again, and it’s time for the second annual For The Country Record Awards! It was a huge success last year, so I thought we’d do it again this year with the addition of a third category – such excitement! As with last year, I rounded up some of the FTCR writers and a couple of industry friends to create a panel of voters – each person gave me their top 10 for Album, Song and Artist of the Year, running from November 1st, 2013 until October 31st, 2014 (seeing as we vote in November each year). I then cross-referenced their picks and we came up with a shortlist of the most voted. Now it’s your turn! You have two weeks (deadline December 19) to vote in the polls below for who you think should win. This is incredibly prestigious as the winners get a cyber high five of awesomeness (who wouldn’t want that?!) and make a cyber cake (yum).

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Sep
1

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GUEST POST: ‘Moonlight Sonata’; Americanafest Lights Up New York

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By Steve Wosahla

By the time night had fallen, a full moon overlooked 10,000 people on the Saturday night of the first Americanafest Music Festival in New York. The imposing fortress of Lincoln Center seemed an unlikely backdrop for a bill that explored deep southern themes but the three acts made it into an intimate setting in the city they call (or once called) home.

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May
16

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GUEST POST: Thoughts On Country Music In 2014

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By Bob E. Ruane

 I am a fan of country music that demonstrates genuine thought and emotion. In recent years, one thoughtful song after another, ranging from Reba McEntire’s “Somebody’s Chelsea” to Faith Hill’s “Come Home” and from Bradley Gaskin’s “Mr. Bartender” to Alison Krauss’s “Paper Airplane” have failed to make major inroads on mainstream country radio. It is deplorable that Jennifer Nettles’ recent single, “That Girl,” did so poorly on mainstream country radio—on my chart, however, the tune made the top five. I enjoyed the rhythm, as well as the infectious hook. Meanwhile, a repulsive tide of bro-country has infiltrated the mainstream airwaves. This subgenre ranks with hair metal and gangsta rap as my least favorite subgenres, mainly because of macho, misogynistic lyrics and a bombastic, over-the-top delivery.

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