The most frequent complaint non-country listeners make about today's Nashville is that the music doesn't sound like it used to. That's true. But it's not that the hitmakers have abandoned their base -- it's that they've annexed the audiences abandoned by rock when rock went crabby after Nirvana. T ... More >>
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This list of the year's best country albums is assembled with two important premises in mind: First: If the people who record and listen to these records consider them country, than they're damn well country. Purists who argue that country should still sound like '68, '76, '84 or whenever are in the ... More >>
Kellie Pickler brings the country to long Island
The good people of North Carolina just voted against same-sex marriage, leading me to think they're a bunch of heathen cretins with no taste or style. But a glance at Wikipedia proves they have a rich and vital culture. They've birthed a lot of big jazz musicians plus James Taylor. Also, North Ca ... More >>
Our sources tell us this girl is "molten hot." Credit: Michael Becker/FOX.Last night's show ended with a cliffhanger: We didn't know, as it faded out, whether Jennifer Lopez would be able to continue judging, or whether the strain of eliminating good kids was just too much. As the show return ... More >>
This man may or may not be running an organ farm. Credit: Michael Becker/FOX.Midway through tonight's Nashville-set American Idol audition show, there's a mid-montage moment where some big gumpy white guy is singing "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," and all three judges are singing along at the top ... More >>
Frank Micelotta / FOXBye, Scott! When "Year You Were Born" is an Idol episode theme, anything should happen, but last night's predictable mess yielded just one surprise: Simon Cowell's standing ovation for the swishiest contestant in history and new Bill O'Reilly foe, Adam Lambert. So, which boring ... More >>