Magnetic: A Q&A with Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik


Goo Goo Dolls have had a long and productive career, releasing ten albums (not including two greatest hits records), fourteen top ten singles and “Iris”, the song that Billboard ranked number one on their Top 100 Pop Songs of 1992-2012 chart. Lead singer John Rzeznik took some time before going on The Tonight Show for the seventeenth […]

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No Regrets: A Q&A with Craig Campbell


We started digging on Craig Campbell a few years back when he stopped by our office to perform a few cuts from his self-titled debut album. Since then, the rural Georgia singer-songwriter has forged a nice career as something of a neo-traditionalist in today’s world of pop country. Earlier this week, Campbell dropped his new […]

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A New Americana Festival Roots Itself In Franklin, TN


Another music festival will be settling in Franklin (near Nashville) this June. The Cross County Lines Music Festival will take place at The Factory at Franklin, put on by the Americana Music Association. The concert will help raise funds for the program and help test the waters for a potentially expanding annual event. The initial […]

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Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival To Return to Nashville

Zac Brown Band. All photos by Southern Reel.

After last year’s bountiful two-day outing, Zac Brown Band will be coming back for more with their second Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, to be held September 27 and 28 in downtown Nashville. The festival and lineup received nothing but praise in 2012, and this one looks to be just as good, if not […]

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May/June 2013 Lyric Spotlight: Mark Rowe


Tell us a little about your experiences in the music industry. It’s not so much the music part of it. I’ve always been more interested in words. I’m a lyric writer, not so much the melody and stuff, which is kind of ironic because where I grew up, my family is very talented musically. For […]

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Stream Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer’s Child Ballads


Folk singer/songwriter Anaïs Mitchell found inspiration for her collaboration album with longtime friend Jefferson Hamer in books —  namely, the Francis J. Child Collection of Ballads. After reading these, the two musicians picked out seven ballads, and made a very organic and acoustic recording of their choices. Mitchell has done just about everything in the […]

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Tristan Prettyman

tristan prettyman

We talked to surfer/model turned singer/songwriter Tristan Prettyman about her excellent new album Cedar + Gold, her hiatus away from music, her songwriting heroes and more. Your voice is amazing. What happened that you needed vocal surgery? I found out that I had two polyps that needed to be removed. No bueno. But my voice […]

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Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Will Produce Your Song For Charity


Chicago high school Northside College Prep is pulling out all the normal stops for their benefit auction. On the BiddingForGood website, they provide opportunities for buyers to put bids on everything from Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field tickets to various kinds of jewelry. Or, if you’re feeling generous, you can attempt to purchase a rather […]

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Keys To The Country: A Q&A With Josh Charles


Many country artists would love to cross over into pop music territory, or even rock. Newcomer Josh Charles aims to bring piano and a hint of the blues to the genre. He took the time to talk with us about working with Dr. John, co-writing with Milton Brown, opening for Blake Shelton and how all […]

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Keith Urban’s All For The Hall 2013 Details Announced

All for the Hall

Information for Keith Urban’s fourth annual Nashville benefit for the Country Music Hall of Fame has been announced. The We’re All for the Hall concert will take place at the Bridgestone Arena on April 16. The lineup reflects the theme of this year’s event: “Rebels and Renegades, the Outlaws are IN”. Vince Gill and Urban […]

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Watch The Trailer For Love For Levon


In October, an impressive group of musicians, including everyone from Gregg Allman and Jakob Dylan to John Mayer and Eric Church, gathered to pay tribute to Levon Helm. The concert was a way to say goodbye to The Band’s late drummer, who died last year at 71 after battling throat cancer, and to raise funds […]

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March/April 2013 Lyric Spotlight: David Campbell


Tell us a little about yourself. I was born in Glasgow, Scotland. I moved to America four years ago. It’s quite a long story. Had to fight immigration for 18 months. Now I am a bit east of Atlanta in a small town called Decatur. I was originally a drummer. I did do a bit […]

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