Watch Kacey Musgraves, Jack White, Pistol Annies, & More Cover Loretta Lynn At Nashville Tribute Concert

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Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration ConcertA large percentage of country music’s biggest names gathered in Nashville last night to honor Loretta Lynn. At Bridgestone Arena, an all-star lineup of performers celebrated the country music legend’s upcoming birthday (she’ll turn 87 on April 14) by coming together to perform songs from her classic discography. Lynn herself was present and … More »

Watch Strand Of Oaks Play Colbert With Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires

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Strand-Of-Oaks-on-ColbertNext week, Tim Showalter, the burly rock classicist who records as Strand Of Oaks, will release the new album Eraserland. It’s a big swing. Showalter recorded the song with a pretty impressive backing band: All the non-Jim James members of My Morning Jacket. A few weeks ago, he shared “Ruby,” a sparkling reminisce … More »

Read Leonard Cohen’s Poem “Kanye West Is Not Picasso”

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Leonard CohenThe late Leonard Cohen was at least as well known for his poetry as for his legendary songwriting. He has a new posthumous book called The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings out now, and the collection includes a poem called “Kanye West Is Not Picasso.” … More »

Album Of The Week: Amanda Shires To The Sunset

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Amanda-Shires-To-The-SunsetThe most quietly devastating song I heard last year was the one where Jason Isbell starts to come to terms with the idea of death, the one thing that can tear him away from his life. “Maybe we’ll get 40 years together, but one day I’ll be gone, or one day you’ll be gone,” Isbell … More »

John Prine – “God Only Knows” (Feat. Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires)

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Last month, John Prine announced his first new album of original songs in over 13 years, The Tree Of Forgiveness, and shared a song from it, “Summer’s End.” Today, he’s released another one called “God Only Knows,” and it surprisingly has nothing to do with the Beach Boys and is instead a rootsy collaboration … More »