Articles By: Lindsay Eanet

Oh Hey, It's Record Store Day!

Oh Hey, It's Record Store Day!

When the cool kids aren’t busy ignoring their Census requests, they’re kicking it oldschool and buying vinyl in a surprising resurgence. Even in the age of iTunes, the local record store is a vital institution in any and all musical genres, and on April 17, the Rob Gordons of the world will unite for Record […]

Top Poppin' by Whiskey & Co.

Top Poppin' by Whiskey & Co.

Here at Country Music Pride, we appreciate the finer things in life. We love whiskey, and we love good company. So naturally, we’d love a band called Whiskey & Company. And it turns out Whiskey & Co. loves us –– so much in fact that Country Music Pride will be exclusively streaming their new album, […]

The Drive-By Truckers' Balancing Act

The Drive-By Truckers' Balancing Act

Decades ago, idealistic youths dreamed of running off to the circus, becoming nomads taming lions and walking on wires. Today, alt-country grassroots heroes Drive-By Truckers are living the dream of the modern-day circus as part of a touring rock ‘n’ roll band. More than a decade after their formation the band is in their prime, […]

Blame it on the Mistletoe: A Very CMP Christmas

Blame it on the Mistletoe: A Very CMP Christmas

At Country Music Pride, we love the holidays. We love all holidays. Any excuse to be happy is a good one. And one of our big guilty pleasures (and I’m sure it’s yours, too) is seasonal Christmas music, so our gift to you this year is our holiday playlist. Taylor Swift – “Last Christmas” T-Swift […]

The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

Remember Lilith Fair? The Sarah McLachlan-curated touring festival/gathering of womanly vibes that took America by storm in the ’90s? Well, it’s back. And we’re excited. The festival, which includes female artists from the rock, pop, country, folk, hip-hop and R&B worlds coming together, announced their initial lineup this week, and there are plenty of CMP-approved […]

Oh snap, we're BreakThru Radio's Blog of the Week!

Oh snap, we're BreakThru Radio's Blog of the Week!

Country Music Pride was BreakThru Radio’s Blog of the Week! Naturally, we’re stoked. Jason played DJ this week on BreakThru Radio’s “Anatomy of a Blogger,” discussed the history of the site with the BTR team and spun choice new tracks from Elliott Brood, Silver Jews, Curtis Harvey and more. You can listen to the show […]

That Band Billy Bob Thornton is In is Touring Again

That Band Billy Bob Thornton is In is Touring Again

That’s right, friends. William Robert Thornton, of Sling Blade fame, is going back on the road with his rockabilly band, The Boxmasters. Fun fact: he goes by “Bud” while on tour. The group is touring on their last album, Modbilly, which topped the Americana Radio Chart for two weeks, and on their Christmas comp, Christmas […]

Songs for the World Series

Songs for the World Series

October is over, and so is baseball season. CMP was barely aware of this since we stopped paying attention once our teams were all eliminated. Nevertheless, here’s our World Series playlist for those who are still cracking open Buds and cheering on the Phillies (or that other team CMP refuses to acknowledge): Trace Adkins – […]

It's Just Like Seeing a Hank Williams Show. Sort of.

It's Just Like Seeing a Hank Williams Show. Sort of.

You know Time Life? That company that does the “Sweet Sounds of the ’70s” 22-disc anthologies with all the Rod Stewart songs you never knew you secretly loved? Well, now they’ve made a box set for those of you who love Hank Williams but were born several decades after his tragic death in 1953. Revealed: […]

Scene Spotlight: Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival –– Columbia, Mo.

Scene Spotlight: Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival –– Columbia, Mo.

Being in the middle of a state in Middle America is actually a pretty ideal situation for a music lover. Being at the convergence point for artists from all over the country is quite the advantage, and a festival like Columbia, Missouri’s Roots ‘N Blues ‘N BBQ Festival proves it, combining local and national performers. […]

MTV Video Music Awards Open Thread

MTV Video Music Awards Open Thread

For us at CMP headquarters, tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards featured one shock after another. First of all, we were shocked to discover MTV still plays music videos. Then, we were shocked bubbly teen country superstar Taylor Swift beat out heavy-hitting pop front-runners Lady Gaga and Sasha Fierce Beyoncé to win Best Female Video for […]

Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss/Soggy Bottom Boys)

Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss/Soggy Bottom Boys)

The image is forever burned into our pop-culture consciousness. George Clooney, sporting overalls and scruff, wailing “Man of Constant Sorrow” in the Coen Brothers’ twangy Odyssey O’Brother, Where Art Thou? Then, there’s the man behind that scene: bluegrass singer-songwriter Dan Tyminski, of the Dan Tyminski Band and Alison Krauss and Union Station, still one of […]

Interview: Stephen Kellogg

Interview: Stephen Kellogg

Intro: Forget G.I. Joe when looking at this summer’s Real American Hero. Look no further than singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg, who fights villainous poison ivy plants and performs his tunes for soldiers and foreign heads of state alike. Kellogg even takes on bears, at least in metaphorical terms, with his band The Sixers’ new album, The […]

Rest In Peace, Mike Seeger – Read his last interview

Rest In Peace, Mike Seeger – Read his last interview

The music world lost an incredible performer with the passing of folk virtuoso Mike Seeger this weekend. Seeger, best known for his work with the New Lost City Ramblers in the 1950s and 1960s, died Friday of multiple myeloma at his home in Lexington, Va. He was 75. His survivors include 13 grandchildren and his […]