2015 Americana Fest and Awards Nominations
May16

2015 Americana Fest and Awards Nominations

The 2015 Americana Honors & Awards nominations have been announced and it should come as no real surprise that Lucinda Williams and Sturgill Simpson both lead the way with three nominations each (Album, Artist and Song). The Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, returns to the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 16th and coincides with AmericanaFest (Sept. 15-20). The coolest awards show around (Paste...

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Ready to Make Nice with the Dixie Chicks
Feb20

Ready to Make Nice with the Dixie Chicks

In the late 80s through the early 00s, you could say something to me about a popular country musician and it would be met with a blank stare…indifference. I was into punk rock, alternative and indie rock (not to be confused with what is now called “indie”). I’d see the big hair and mullets on country CD covers and waved it off as not for me (yeah, I judged books by their covers, sue me). At this point I should also mention that I...

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