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News

Sixteen Years Later, Country Radio Is Still Mad at the Dixie Chicks

Their appearance on Taylor Swift’s “Soon You’ll Get Better” is prompting angry comments and calls from radio listeners still upset about their anti-Iraq-War stance.
Josh Terry
9.10.19
Photos

Photos of the Land Where Dolly Parton Is Benefactor, Muse, and Queen

The country megastar's home county is full of hospitals, hotels, restaurants, and attractions funded by or inspired by Dolly.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
1.9.19
Premieres

Country Outlaw Whitey Morgan's New LP Is Steeped in Bourbon and the Blues

Stream the honky-tonk hellraiser's latest album, 'Hard Times and White Lines,' out October 26 via via Thirty Tigers
Kim Kelly
10.26.18
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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
Features

How Consumerism Devoured The Workin’ Man Blues

How did the genre transform from working class catharsis to an corporate marketing campaign for a certain version of the American dream?
Amy McCarthy
7.21.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Teen Got Her Head Stuck in a Tailpipe and Just Owned the Hell Out of It

"Yeah I'm the tailpipe girl, whatchu know about it?"
Drew Schwartz
6.15.18
Premieres

Jason Eady's Upcoming Album Goes from Bluegrass to R&B

Hear "Calaveras County," the first song from Eady's upcoming album 'I Travel On.'
Annalise Domenighini
6.8.18
Internet Exploring

A Quick Review of Guy Fieri's 71-Song Spotify Cookout Playlist

Kid Rock? Boo. Dolly Parton? WOO!
Annalise Domenighini
5.26.18
Essays

Kacey Musgraves and Kylie Minogue Made the Same Record Two Different Ways

Kylie’s ‘Golden' and Kacey’s 'Golden Hour' both seek to merge country and pop, but only one album pulls it off.
Katherine Gillespie
4.17.18
Premieres

Paisley Fields' New Album 'Glitter & Sawdust' Is One For The Queer Country Books

The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Iowa country artist James Wilson spoke to Noisey about his new album, the Walmart yodeling boy, and the ruckus Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" caused in country music.
Annalise Domenighini
4.11.18
Interviews

Sarah Shook Has Words for the Rich-Ass Motherfuckers of Pop Country

The North Carolina cowpunk band is back with a new album and a new take on life. Stream 'Years' now.
Annalise Domenighini
4.5.18
Features

A Quick Guide to the Unkillable Power of Irish Country Music

Why the genre has basically remained unchanged for decades – and how that's made it a prime meme breeding ground.
Brian Coney
1.22.18
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