Willie Nelson – “Vote ‘Em Out”

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Willie Nelson debuted his new song “Vote ‘Em Out” at a Beto O’Rourke rally last month. O’Rourke is a Democrat running for senate in Texas against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. The closely-watched race could represent a major shift in the political life of a deep-red state, and Nelson has given his support to … More »

Watch Willie Nelson Perform New Song At Beto O’Rourke Rally

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Texas Senate candidate and DIY punk veteran of sorts Beto O’Rourke played pro-pot songs with Willie Nelson back in July, and last night, Nelson performed a new song, “Vote ‘Em Out,” at a rally in support of O’Rourke. “The biggest gun we got is called the ballot box,” Nelson sings. “And … More »

Hear “Summer Wind” From Willie Nelson’s New Album Of Frank Sinatra Covers

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Willie-NelsonBob Dylan has seemingly devoted the past few years of his artistic life to Frank Sinatra, releasing one album after another of Sinatra covers. It’s been weird! But now another American music icon is following his lead. In a few months, the seemingly immortal country music great Willie Nelson will release My Way, his own … More »

Watch Senate Hopeful Beto O’Rourke Play Pro-Pot Songs With Willie Nelson And Margo Price

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El Paso city councilman Beto O’Rourke is running for Ted Cruz’s Senate seat as a Texas democrat. Prior to his political come-up, O’Rourke played in punk bands like At The Drive-In. Yesterday, he put those skills to use when he performed at Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth Of July Picnic in Austin, along with Margo Price … More »

Hear Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly, & Friends Pay Tribute To Johnny Cash

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Kacey Musgraves married fellow Nashville musician Ruston Kelly last year, and her new album Golden Hour taps into the awe-inspiring power of love. Though the two met at a songwriting night, we haven’t heard any of their collaborative work yet. When I interviewed Musgraves last month, she told me that she and Kelly … More »

Willie Nelson – “Me And You”

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Willie Nelson is releasing a new album of original material called Last Man Standing this spring. He’s already revealed the album-opening title track, and today the 84-year-old country icon is sharing a second advance track. More »

Neil Young Stars In & Soundtracks The Netflix Western Paradox; Watch The Trailer

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The actress Darryl Hannah, from Splash and Blade Runner and Kill Bill, has directed a new Netflix movie, a sort of impressionistic Western called Paradox. As previously reported, the movie stars Neil Young, Hannah’s partner, who plays a character named the Man In The Black Hat. Young also recorded the movie’s entire soundtrack along … More »

Willie Nelson – “Last Man Standing”

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Willie Nelson has announced that he’ll release a new solo album, Last Man Standing, at the end of April, just a few days before the musician turns 85. It’s the follow-up to last year’s God’s Problem Child. He co-wrote the album with his long-time collaborator Buddy Cannon. Check out the title track and the … More »

The 10 Best Country Albums Of 2017

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Well, it certainly looked like the CMAs got political this year after all. More »

Go Your Own Way: 25 Notable Divorce Albums

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Pop music is littered with the shattered remains of relationships. As the stereotype goes: Personal strife often makes for good art. And for many artists, nothing is more of a catalyst for a great song than romantic discord or destruction. The list of classic breakup songs and albums feels endless; some artists’ whole catalogs seem … More »