Video Premiere: Annie Stela, “Love Me Still”

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The Artist: L.A. singer-songwriter Annie Stela The Video: “Love Me Still,” from her upcoming album Whiplash Blues, produced by Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes fame. Fun Fact: Now independent, Stela was once signed to Capitol Records. Songwriter Says: We filmed the video out in the California desert, in the middle of nowhere, as the sun […]

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The 30 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs: #21, “Hurricane”

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“Here comes the story of the Hurricane/the man the authorities came to blame/ for something that he never done/Put in a prison cell, but one time he coulda been the champion of the world!” Hurricane is a song unique to Bob Dylan’s vast body of work. Driven by Scarlet Rivera’s frantic violin fills and Rob […]

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Barry Manilow Talks “Blame It On My Youth”

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Barry Manilow’s new album Night Songs is a stripped-down affair that features just his voice and his piano. It recently debuted at #8 on the Billboard Charts, and marks his eighth Top 10 debut in the last 10 years, an impressive feat for an artist 42 years into his career. Night Songs finds him covering […]

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Six Takeaways From Bruce Springsteen’s Show In Nashville

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#1 Every Bruce Springsteen show I’ve seen has been better than the last, and every show I’ve seen has been amazing. #2 The songs from the last few albums are made for live performance. “High Hopes,” “41 Shots,” “Death To My Hometown” and “Shackled And Drawn” more than held their own among more classic material […]

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Video Premiere: Shannon Labrie, “You Found Me”

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The Artist: Nashville singer-songwriter Shannon Labrie The Song:  ”You Found Me” Fun Fact:  Labrie wrote the song specifically for the soundtrack to the film Make Your Move, a dance-centric love story starring Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars and K-pop sensation BoA. Songwriter Says: “It was an amazing experience to adapt a song to […]

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Song Premiere: Kina Grannis, “Little Worrier”

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The Artist: Singer-songwriter Kina Grannis The Song: “Little Worrier” from Elements, out May 6th Fun Fact: If you’re like us, you will love the hell out of this song. Songwriter Says: “I wrote ‘Little Worrier’ during a week-long writing retreat in a cabin in the woods. Somehow I failed to anticipate that in doing this […]

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Check Out These Never Before Seen Photos Of Carole King

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On June 9, 1959, a young Carole King made her way to RCA’s Studio B in New York City to record the songs “Short-Mort” and “Queen of the Beach.” She was 17 at the time. She co-wrote those tunes with her partner, Gerry Goffin, who was present at the session, along with publisher Al Nevins […]

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Hear Hollis Brown Cover The Velvet Underground’s Loaded On Hollis Brown Gets Loaded

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The Band: Hollis Brown The Album: Hollis Brown Gets Loaded, a song-for-song recreation of The Velvet Underground’s 1970 classic, Loaded. The album (vinyl only,  and limited to 500 copies) drops April 19, in support of Record Store Day. Fun Fact: To support Gets Loaded, Hollis Brown are heading out on tour with ’60s garage rock […]

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Nathaniel Rateliff

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Singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff was raised in a devoutly religious family in rural Missouri. He taught himself to play the drums at age seven, and gravitated to the guitar at age thirteen. As a teenager he moved to Denver, Colorado, where he worked on the docks for a trucking company. But he could only tolerate it […]

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Song Premiere: NEEDTOBREATHE, “More Heart Less Attack”

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The Artist:  Iconic South Carolina rockers NEEDTOBREATHE The Song: “More Heart Less Attack,” from their new album Rivers in the Wasteland, out April 15th. Fun Fact: About 90% of Rivers in the Wasteland is live takes, a result of wanting to keep the album simple and true to the band. Songwriter Says: “This is the record closer and I think […]

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Song Premiere: Collin Herring, “Psychopaths”

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The Artist: Acclaimed Texas singer-songwriter Collin Herring The Song: “Psychopaths,” from his fifth album Some Knives. True Story: The album features instrumental contributions from Herring’s father, who was battling cancer at the time of recording (his cancer has since gone into remission). Songwriter Says: “This was written on a sunny day in September and from […]

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Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck” Wins ACM Song Of The Year

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At this year’s ACM Awards in Las Vegas, country artist Lee Brice took home the Song Of The Year Award for “I Drive Your Truck,” the third single from 2012′s Hard To Love. The no. 1 hit is written from the perspective of a man whose driving a truck that belonged to his brother, a […]

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