Interview: Hayseed Dixie – I wish I was in DC

Fourteen albums down the line, Hayseed Dixie continue to convert the masses to the ‘rockgrass’ cause via the gift of heavy rock. Frontman John Wheeler dishes the dirt to Joel McIver. When the biggest pop star in the world sings one of your songs on prime-time TV, you know you’re doing something right – and when Hayseed Dixie singer John More...

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By Country Music On Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Interview: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

As he prepares to take to the stage at C2C, Marty Stuart looks back on his career touring with fellow icons Lester Flatt and Johnny Cash, and tells Ed Mitchell about his groundbreaking surf/psychedelia/country road More...

By Country Music On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Interview: Darius Rucker – True Believer

The rocker turned country crooner tells Teri Saccone how he’s straddled the divide. With a rich baritone smooth like ‘Tupelo honey,’ singer-songwriter Darius Rucker has tapped into the mainstream twice: More...

By Country Music On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Interview: Tift Merritt – Keeping Me Happy

The irrepressible singer reflects on turning a corner, getting away from it all and climbing a tree, writes Johnny Sharp. “Ha ha ha heeeee!” Is Tift Merritt drunk? Or possibly a little high? In all likelihood, More...

By Country Music On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Interview: Rodney Crowell – The Long Distance Run

From struggling songwriter to country superstar to veteran outsider, Rodney Crowell has followed his muse on a 45 year journey that has finally led him to a place where he feels like he’s doing his best work. Words More...

By Country Music On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Interview: Brad Paisley – An American Saturday Night (In The UK)

Brad Paisley reveals his love of all things British to Kieran Kennedy… George Hamilton IV was popularly known as the International Ambassador for Country Music. But since Hamilton’s passing in 2014, that More...

By Country Music On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Interview: Reba McEntire – The Gospel According to Reba

The country queen describes how her new album of hymns and contemporary gospel has come at just the right time. Reba McEntire has been the Queen Of Country Music for so long, it’s sometimes hard to remember More...

By Country Music On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Interview: Brandy Clark – Small Town Girl

Fresh off the success of her Big Day In A Small Town album and tour, Brandy Clark tells Helen M Jerome how she writes such outrageously addictive songs, how she approaches intensely personal and taboo topics and More...

By Country Music On Monday, May 15th, 2017

Interview: The Grahams

With a stunning new album and growing fanbase, The Grahams’ future looks golden. Words Garth Cartwright From George Jones and Tammy Wynette to Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, country music has produced plenty of More...

By Country Music On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Interview: Vince Gill – The Mayor of Music City

20 grammys and countless hits later, Vince Gill is still at the top of his game, writes Paul Sexton. On our way to Nashville’s hallowed Ryman Auditorium, we mention to a record-company person that we’re More...