Grammys 2020: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

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Tyler-The-CreatorWhat a sad, fraught, fucked-up night of television. The week before this year’s Grammy Awards, the show had already become a vast neon-lit symbol of everything that has always been wrong with the entertainment industry. In the days just before the show, Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan was kicked out of office, and … More »

Tanya Tucker Wins Her First Grammys

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Tanya TuckerTanya Tucker has just won the first Grammys of her career. The 61-year-old country legend picked up two trophies at the ceremony tonight, winning Best Country song for “Bring My Flowers Now” and Best Country Album for While I’m Living. More »

Who Should Win, And Who Will Win, At The 2020 Grammys

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Lizzo & Lil Nas XPROGRAMMING NOTE: The Week In Pop is moving to Mondays! Today’s installment will be the final Thursday column. Look for the first Monday column just four days from now, on Jan. 27. The Grammys are this weekend. You probably know this because the Recording Academy is mired in scandal right now, with allegations of corruption … 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 »

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 »

The Number Ones: Helen Reddy’s “Delta Dawn”

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Helen-Reddy-Delta-DawnIn The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »

Watch Marilyn Manson And Dennis Quaid Join Kris Kristofferson Onstage

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Marilyn MansonKris Kristofferson played host to an unlikely onstage collaboration over the weekend. During his two-set show at Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel on Sunday night, Revolver reports, Kristofferson invited a whole bunch of guests to join him and his band on the stage: Shooter Jennings, Tanya Tucker, and — here’s where things start to … More »