Country music

‘SNL’: Watch Brandi Carlile’s Gale-Force Debut

For her very first performance on Saturday Night Live, country singer Brandi Carlile jumped straight into her provocative heart jam, “Broken Horses,” wearing a shiny Elvis-inspired gold lamé costume. But despite all the glam, the energy of the music was pure bar rock and roll. Carlile wielded her browned guitar …

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Country Radio leaves NYC with WNSH Flip to Hip-Hop

Cumulus Media launched WNSH in New York in 2013, ending a decade of country radio programming there after WYNY-FM switched to contemporary Spanish in 2002. Audacy (formerly Entercom) took over WNSH in 2019. In September, WNSH ranked 21st in New York City marketing, capturing a 1.9% share of the local …

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Natalie Hemby: Pins and Needles album review

Over the years of creating material for others, songwriter Natalie Hemby has specialized in creating songs around thoughtful characters. Country music, fortunately, thrives on storytelling. At Have ants, the artist who won a publishing contract barely out of his teens tackles her own tunes, songs she could have written for …

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Kacey and Cash and country music

October 17 — The recording of “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” by Pete Seeger turned out to be such a good song that The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary and even Trini Lopez and Johnny Rivers have had success with. Although this is a song about the loss …

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