Justin Timberlake, Performative Whiteness, and the Spectacle of Authenticity
'Man of the Woods' isn’t a pivot to whiteness, but feels more like a calculated pander to it.
Logic, Khalid, and Alessia Cara Lead the Grammys' Memorial Segment
Chris Stapleton and Emmylou Harris honored Tom Petty, as well, and Lil Peep, Prodigy, and Combat Jack were saluted.
Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton Duet for "Say Something"
The third 'Man of the Woods' single finds JT finally going country... sort of.
Lee Ann Womack Feels a Lot Better Now Than She Used To
After a break from a major Nashville, Womack bounced around and found a new home in rootsy Americana.
Chris Stapleton's Not Here to Save Country Music and That's Just Fine
The artist's recent release 'From a Room: Volume 1' cements Stapleton's role in the evolving genre.
Country Superstar Chris Stapleton's Still Got the Blues
The newly-minted country hero gets personal following his clean sweep of the Country Music Awards.
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Merle, America, and Me: Two Days of Freedom at the Biggest Honky Tonk in Texas
Billy Bob's Texas has three whiskey-soaked bars, two boot-scuffed dance floors, and an indoor rodeo arena. We visited to see Merle Haggard perform on Fourth of July weekend.
Ten Things I Learned at Farmborough, New York City's First Country Music Festival
staff picks and good shit
Staff Picks and Good Shit for the Week of May 29
Here's what the Noisey editors were listening to this week.