Can Country Music Write a Country Hit? Part 1

You think songwriting is easy? If so, can a Country Music critic write a country song? Join us in the first of a two-part series where we attempt to write, record and pitch a Music City hit… Words by Douglas McPherson Read more about ‘One Stoplight Town’ in issue 7 of Country Music Magazine. You can listen to the track below.  More...

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By Country Music On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Feature: Chris Stapleton – King Of The Hill

He’s the country star on everybody’s lips right now, an unassuming, modest man with simply a stellar talent for songwriting and singing. Here’s why Chris Stapleton is bound for more glory in 2017. Alongside More...

By Country Music On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Interview: Lady Antebellum – Luck Be A Lady

After numerous US Country No.1s, Lady Antebellum disappeared in 2014… to the point where some fans thought they’d actually split up. But now they’re back with chart-topping album Heart Break and an updated More...

By Country Music On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Interview: Jason Isbell – The Nashville Sound

Former Drive-By Trucker and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Isbell hooks up with The 400 Unit to bring us a fresh take on The Nashville Sound. Words by Paul Sexton In the spring, Jason Isbell marked More...

By Country Music On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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The History of The Bluebird Cafe

It’s smaller than the living rooms of some of the stars it’s spawned, but its influence is very big… It’s very intimate. That’s the first thing to mention about it. Just like Graceland or Sun More...

By Country Music On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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The 50 Greatest Classic Country Songs – 50 – 40

Let’s set our stall out here, shall we? These are the classic country songs (from before 1980) that we think are the best of all time – we’re kicking things off with 50-40… 50 Folsom Prison More...