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2019 in Review: The Year’s New Country, Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Albums
It's been a good year for new music!
Whoops! 12 Unforgettable Country Concert Onstage Mishaps
A country music concert can be a full-contact sport!
Country Stars Who Are Sober
Some of its biggest stars -- yes, even the ones who sing drinking songs -- are sober.
All of Clint Black’s Albums, Ranked
Do y'all agree?
9 Times Hollywood Has Misrepresented Country Music
Don't believe everything you see on the screen ...
What Is the Music Modernization Act, and Why Should Country Fans Care About It?
Country music fans who were on social media this summer likely saw songwriters, musicians and politicians tweeting about something called the Music Modernization Act, or the MMA. They were advocating for its passage ... but what the heck is it?
Going Greek: Country Stars Who Pledged Fraternities and Sororities
Did you know these country stars are former fraternity and sorority members?
Top 10 Country Artists of the 1970s
From traditional-leaning artists to boundary-pushing outlaws to the daring women who spoke up about real issues, the 10 country artists below helped define country music in the '70s.
Top 10 Country Songs of the 1960s
What's your No. 1 pick?