Five Questions with Gerry House

Gerry House (Small)

One of the best-loved and most acclaimed radio personalities in country music history, Gerry House held court on Nashville's WSIX-FM for 25 years with his Gerry House and the House Foundation morning show. He also found success as a songwriter in that time, with major hits such as "Little Rock" (Reba McEntire), "The Big One" (George Strait), and "The River and the Highway" (Pam Tillis). As if that weren't enough, House has also brought his distinctive comic sensibilities to television, … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 03/16/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. “It’s like high school with money,” says Gary Overton, CEO of Sony Music Nashville. “We all know each other. We know the spouses. We know the dogs. Our kids go to school together.” ● - - From a recent TIME Magazine article touting Nashville as "The South's Red-Hot Town." I think it's just a trend and that country music has kind of done this [focused on male performers to the exclusion of female performers] before. But growing up as a … [Read more...]

So You’re Not in Austin for SXSW?

I don't feel too bad for you, because... If you're reading this on the internet (and I think you are), you have access to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013 live webcast archive, where you can stream full sets from: Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band Seldom Scene Freakwater Natalie Maines The Flatlanders Steve Earle & the Dukes Los Lobos Jerry Douglas Band Boz Scaggs Nick Lowe Bettye LaVette The Handsome Family Tim O'Brien with Bryan Sutton and Mike Bub Alison … [Read more...]

Win Tickets to Jennifer Nettles in San Jose on March 27

Jennifer Nettles

Sugarland member and vocal dynamo Jennifer Nettles is bringing her solo That Girl Tour to San Jose's City National Civic on March 27. Since this is the tour's only Northern California stop and Nettles is bringing along site favorite Brandy Clark as an opener, we want to make sure you're there for the fun. So we're giving away a pair of tickets to the show. Entering to win is a simple two-step process: 1) Make sure you're signed up to our local list to receive monthly concert roundups by … [Read more...]

Five Questions with Heider Tunarrosa

Heider Tunarrosa

When I posted about a strangely-quite-good comedic web series focused on one Colombian guy's obsession with Taylor Swift, there wasn't much information to go on outside of the episodes themselves. Where did "Searching for Taylor Swift" come from? Why is it any good? Would there be episodes beyond the four posted to YouTube last year? Does that guy playing the main part really even like Taylor Swift, or this all just a viral come-on using Swift's name because she happens to be the ubiquitous star … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 03/09/14 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. If I make great music and I choose great songs and songs that are compelling and undeniable, even if they’re not talking about beer drinking and partying and trucks, if I make great music, I felt that it would be, I hoped it would be, hard for them to turn down. Every song can’t be about that. There has to be a space and an opening for a female that’s talking about love or breakups or relationships. ● - - Sara Evans on finding her way … [Read more...]