My Alt-Country History
Apr26

My Alt-Country History

When I first heard Eric Church singing “Jeff Tweedy was one bad mother” on the title track off Mr. Misundersood it occurred to me that there is likely a huge segment of new country fans who have no idea who Tweedy is through no fault of their own. It’s not like his music was ever played on country radio, which is a shame. If it wasn’t for trailblazing Alt-Country artists like Tweedy, I may never have heard artists like Church, Kenny...

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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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