Searching For the Country Music of Our Dreams in Nashville

“Everyone here’s a fucking idiot,” says Wheeler Walker, Jr., of the artists and fans flocking to the 2016 CMT Awards. Evidence of this idiocy lies in the fact that his album isn’t selling nearly as well as (for example) Blake Shelton’s, even though Walker—unlike just about everyone else in the building, he explains—is…

Watch Dolly Parton and Katy Perry Sing a Medley of Parton's Hits at Last Night's ACM Awards

Living legend Dolly Parton performed alongside living Jeremy Scott fever dream Katy “Jolene” Perry at last night’s ACM awards, and the crowd loved every second of it. The duo blessed us with a medley of “Coat of Many Colors,” “Jolene,” and “9 to 5"—a satisfying trifecta of Parton classics—and added fuel to my…

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20 'Lost' Tracks From Dolly, Linda, and Emmylou To Be Released Later This Year

Imagine if someone approached you and asked, “Wanna hear some new music from Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris?” How would you respond? With a silent shrug? A quick “No”? With a gasp, followed by, “What do I look like, some kind of dummy? Of course I wanna hear some new music from Trio!” If it’s more…