The past few years has seen an explosion in the popularity of country music. In the 90's it was "alternative" music, the aughts saw the rise of hip hop as the mainstream's biggest music genre, and if the first few years of the teens hold up, this could be the decade of country music. If you need further proof, Rolling Stone just launched RollingStoneCountry.com.
Sure, there were some big country music stars in the past, but with the rise of Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert, plus a c... [Read more]
Johnny Cash, the magnificent Man in Black, is to have his life honored later this year when a museum dedicated to his memory will open in country capital Nashville, TN. Cash, whose life was immortalized in the 2005 movie Walk the Line, would have been 80 this month. He died aged 71 in 2003. Cash's inevitable descent into the dark world of the artist began when he was a child living in Arkansas, picking cotton and singing with his family at the tender of five. His immersion in gospel music led to... [Read more]