Selena Gomez’s Rare Was Worth The Wait

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Selena GomezRare is an accurate title for a Selena Gomez album. Gomez, the former Disney Channel teen actress turned pop superstar and tabloid fixation, is part of the class of big-time pop singers who haven’t released a full-length project since the middle of last decade — a group that includes Adele, Rihanna, and her former boyfriends … More »

The 10 Best Country Albums Of 2019

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Best-Country-Albums-2019If you ask Twitter — or your teenage nephew in Los Angeles — the story of country music in 2019 was Lil Nas X and “Old Town Road,” the song that became infamous both for breaking chart records and being booted off one, too. For those outside of the sphere of … More »

On Songs For You, Tinashe Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

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Tinashe - Songs For YouThere was a time when Tinashe’s momentum felt unstoppable. “2 On,” the R&B singer and dancer’s 2014 breakthrough single, was one of those hits so contagious that Drake couldn’t stop himself from dropping an unofficial remix. Aquarius, the major-label debut album that followed, generated rave reviews. Despite the trendy Mustardwave pops and snaps … More »

CMAs: Watch Performances By The Highwomen, Halsey, Kacey Musgraves, & More

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The 53rd Annual CMA AwardsThe coolest thing that happened at last night’s CMA Awards: Ashley McBryde won New Artist of the Year. (Not bad for a Girl Going Nowhere.) Also, a lot of big names performed. More »

Brandi Carlile Pulls Out Of Fortune Event That Will Host Kirstjen Nielsen

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Brandi CarlileBrandi Carlile has rescinded her participation in Fortune’s upcoming Most Powerful Women summit following their inclusion of former Director of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in the event’s lineup. More »

Watch Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, T.I., & Also The Highwomen On Ellen

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TI-Chance-The-Rapper-Cardi-B-EllenThe following people were guests on today’s edition of the daytime talk show Ellen: Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, T.I., Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby. That is a lot of musicians! Many of them are musicians who would probably not have any particular reason to be in the same place at … More »

The Highwomen Are The Country Supergroup This Moment Demands

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THE HIGHWOMENA widely publicized study this year confirmed what anyone paying attention to the industry has long known: Country music is a boys’ club. Back in April, USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative published its study No Country For Female Artists: Artist & Songwriter Gender On Popular Country Charts From 2014 To 2018, which found that … More »

The Highwomen – “Highwomen”

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The Highwomen — AKA the all-star country team-up of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby — are releasing their self-titled debut album in a few weeks. They’ve shared “Redesigning Women” and “Crowded Table” from it already, and they’ve been circulating their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The … More »

Watch The Highwomen Make Their TV Debut On The Tonight Show

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The-Highwomen-on-FallonThe Highwomen are in full blitzkrieg mode right now. The brand-new outlaw-country supergroup — Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, Natalie Hemby — only announced their existence to the world a week and a half ago. But they’ve already unveiled plans to release their debut album and dropped two singles. They’ve made their … More »

Watch Robin Pecknold, James Mercer, & Friends Cover “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” With Judy Collins Herself

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2019 Newport Folk FestivalThis year’s Newport Folk Festival was quite eventful! Not only did country supergroup the Highwomen make their official debut performance, the fest ended with an all-star event called “I Had A Song” featuring a number of big names covering some of the best tunes ever. That’s how we got Kermit The Frog More »