Oct 31, 2018
When you go over to your friend's to get your Waylon albums back and they aren't home
When your kid says they might go to a Kane Brown concert
Looking at the country chart like...
Stoppin' every hundred miles
Callin' Baton Rouge
The chorus of some lost Hank 3 song
You'd rather stay home and play video games than see a concert?
When will another Chris Knight album ever come out?
Is it okay to have a favorite Sam Hunt song?
Oct 29, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 19, 2018
Oct 18, 2018
If you're headed up to a Luke Bryan concert
♬ How the hell can a person go to work in the morning and come home in the evening and have nothing to say? ♬
When Larry Hooper finally figures out a joke
When you're scrolling through the radio dial and accidentally hear a split second of a Florida-Georgia Line song
Jackyl concerts really ain't what they used to be
The visual equivalent of a Lincoln Durham song
When you say "If I ever hear another Kane Brown song, I'll hurl myself into a wood chipper," and then you hear another Kane Brown song
*Lost on the way to a Tyler Childers show*
Oh, this must be the right direction...
Oct 17, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
Oct 12, 2018
Here's a new Halloween "mixtape" for 2018, featuring 33 creepy-ass country,
Americana, R&B, blues, and rock tunes for your listening displeasure. This year's edition is more atmospheric and disconcerting than last year's more party-hardy mix. Spotify playlist below.
Oct 8, 2018
Oct 31, 2017
Oct 30, 2017
by Robert Dean
If there’s any tradition in American roots music that’s steeped in darkness and just utterly crushing thanks to it’s macabre tonality, it’s the murder ballad. The murder ballad is defined by Wikipedia as:
“Murder ballads are a subgenre of the traditional ballad form dealing with a crime. Their lyrics form a narrative describing the events of a murder, often including the lead-up and/or aftermath. The term refers to the content, and may be applied to traditional ballads, part of oral culture. Broadsheet printed ballads do not use the same formulas or structures, and are rooted in a literate society.”
Some grim shit, but oh so delicious when you’ve had a few drinks and are angry at humankind. If you’re a fan of country, the blues, or just dark rock and roll, there’s a long tradition of the murder ballad anchoring more than one classic record.
In an attempt to keep topics nice and spooky for Halloween, I wanted to rate my top 10 favorite murder ballads. If you’re looking to bum everyone out at your Halloween party, make a playlist. You’ll be in bed by 9:15. Enjoy. *now with an expanded accompanying Spotify Playlist*
8. The Ballad of Hollis Brown – Bob Dylan
7. Delia’s Gone – Johnny Cash
6. Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix/Bob Dylan
5. Kate McCannon – Colter Wall
4. Ohio – Neil Young
3. Stagger Lee – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds