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'The Git Up' Is the Next Viral Country Rap Song

Blanco Brown's debut single is reviving line dancing and follows the success of "Old Town Road" as the next country rap phenomenon.
Kristin Corry
6.15.19
News

The 'Old Town Road' Video Is Better Than 'The Godfather'

Chris Rock, Vince Staples, and Rico Nasty join Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for an epic five-minute video for the song.
Kristin Corry
5.17.19
The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting into Country Rap, from Bubba Sparxxx to Lil Nas X

"Old Town Road" is the no. 1 song in America, but the roots of the genre date back to the early 2000s and tell an intriguing story about the value of country music's traditional gatekeepers.
Corban Goble
4.23.19
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Hell Yeah, Kacey Musgraves Covered Selena in Houston Last Night

The Album of the Year Grammy winner’s RodeoHouston set featured a stunning rendition of the late Tejano singer’s 1992 single “Como la Flor.”
Josh Terry
2.26.19
Interviews

William Tyler Sees Hope in the Dark Heart of America

The guitarist, now based in Los Angeles, confronts global upheaval with 'Goes West,' a new record of "rural new age" as well as some deep thoughts about what's going on in divided times.
Lewis Gordon
1.11.19
The Noisey Advent Calendar

"Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)" Is All Kinds of Upsetting

In the middle of a career full of bright, wistful country-pop songs, John Denver recorded a plea from a seven-year-old child to an alcoholic father. It's brutal. Let's listen to it!
Alex Robert Ross
12.4.18
Essays

Kacey and Willie

Here's one for the road.
Kyle Kramer
12.1.18
Premieres

Margo Price's New Video Shows All America Has to Offer

In addition to premiering a clip for "All American Made," the country singer weighs in on the midterm elections, gun violence, and the change she’s fighting for.
Matt Williams
11.13.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Pistol Annies' Sharp 'Interstate Gospel'

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews the country supergroup's new LP, plus recent records from Becky Warren and Mandy Barnett.
Robert Christgau
11.13.18
Interviews

No Man Has a Voice Like Colter Wall

The country music wunderkind speaks on his new album 'Songs of the Plains,' 11 tracks of vintage country and heartbroken triumph. Stream it now.
Will Schube
10.12.18
Premieres

The Marcus King Band's 'Carolina Confessions' Is a Country Music Gut-Punch

Dave Cobb produced the triumphant record from the 22-year-old's band. Stream it now.
Will Schube
10.2.18
Interviews

John Prine Has His Eyes on the Afterlife

The 71-year-old country legend speaks on 'The Tree of Forgiveness,' routines, being practical, Phil Spector, scientists, Pluto, daydreaming, smoking cigarettes, God, and more.
Annalise Domenighini
8.22.18
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