Review: Chris Knight snarls out an album that fits the times
Chris Knight, "Almost Daylight" (Thirty Tigers)
In his first release in more than seven years, Kentucky-born country rocker Chris Knight has snarled out an album that's gruff, uncompromising...
Americana awards honor John Prine, Brandi Carlile, others
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Prine's winning streak has continued at the Americana Music Association's annual awards ceremony in Nashville, though his two-year reign as Americana artist of the...
John Prine postpones shows due to stent surgery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Americana singer-songwriter John Prine is postponing several shows this summer so he can have surgery to insert a stent to prevent a stroke.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In contrast to other country music award shows, the artist of the year nominees at this year's Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards are all female, including...
Timberlake to receive special honor from Songwriters Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake's songwriting chops will be honored next month.
The pop star will receive the Contemporary Icon Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 13 at the...
More acts added to 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grammy Award winner PJ Morton has been added to the lineup of performers for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Trump’s coal pledge could be tested by TVA vote this week
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump's support for the coal industry — and for a particular power plant — will face a test this week when a utility board he appoints considers whether to close a coal-fired Kentucky plant whose suppliers include a mine owned by one of his campaign donors.
Grammy nominees talk impact of government shutdown
2019 Songwriters Hall class: Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine.
APNewsBreak: Elliott, Hynde and Gill up for Songwriters Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, one of rap's greatest voices and also a songwriter and producer who has crafted songs for Beyonce and Whitney Houston, is one of the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Elliott is the first female rapper nominated for the prestigious prize and could also become the third rapper to enter the organization following recent inductees Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.
Nicks, Def Leppard among first-time rock hall nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks, who's already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac, has been nominated for inclusion as a solo artist next year, along with other first-time nominees Def Leppard, Todd Rundgren, Devo, John Prine and Roxy Music.
Nine other artists are returning to the ballot for another try, including Janet Jackson, Radiohead and The Cure.
Ethan Hawke spotlights a little-known legend in ‘Blaze’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ethan Hawke had long been enchanted by the songs of mysterious singer-songwriter Blaze Foley. Foley wrote songs like 'If I Could Only Fly," that Willie Nelson covered and would go on to become a Merle Haggard hit, and "Clay Pigeons," which John Prine covered. Townes Van Zandt and Lucinda Williams wrote songs about him after his death at age 39 — he was shot in 1989. And yet his is a name that few outside of the Austin music scene would know.
Isbell wins 3 Americana Awards; Prine is artist of the year
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Folk singer-songwriter John Prine won artist of the year for the second time in a row at the Americana Music Honors and Awards on Wednesday, while Jason Isbell took home three awards, including album of the year.
Considered a leader of the Americana genre, Prine released "Tree of Forgiveness" this year, his first collection of new material in 13 years. He owns his own record label in Nashville and mails his records straight to fans.
The Latest: Prine wins artist of the year Americana award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards, which is being presented at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium (all times local):
Folk singer-songwriter John Prine won artist of the year for the second time in a row at the Americana Music Honors and Awards on Wednesday, while Jason Isbell took home three awards, including album of the year.
Marty Stuart’s ‘Late Night Jam’ kicks off CMA Festival
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For 17 years, the unofficial start of one of the biggest weeks for fans of country music has been Marty Stuart's "Late Night Jam," which precedes the four-day Country Music Association Festival.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Isbell leads the nominees for the Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards with nominations in four categories, thanks to his critically acclaimed album "The Nashville Sound," which earned him two Grammy Awards earlier this year.
Also among the nominations announced Tuesday are country singer Margo Price and folk singer Brandi Carlile, who each got nods for artist, song and album of the year.
Review: The way John Prine’s brain works keeps him relevant
John Prine, "Tree of Forgiveness" (Oh Boy Records)
John Prine thinks about things. And when John Prine thinks about things, people want to hear what he has to say.
That's why Prine will never join some past-their-prime legends who flounder as they try to recapture old magic. The way his brain works is just too interesting.
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Dan Auerbach returns to Northeast Ohio with new album, show at Agora
Dan Auerbach returns to Northeast Ohio with new album, show at Agora
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Dan Auerbach has a work ethic that just won't quit.
Dave Lavender: Childers stops in for 2 sellouts
It's the holiday season, and that means it is prime time for a homecoming.
As we wait for Kris Kringle's yearly midnight roof stomp, we have another rambling red-headed stranger stopping by with his own merch sack full of goods.
Fresh off the good news of scoring a couple opening dates in Louisville and Cincinnati for the iconic John Prine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, native Tyler Childers stops by for a couple already-sold-out nights at The V Club, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3.
In 1975, singer-songwriter John Prine (also my hero) came out with an album and song titled "Common Sense."
The chorus was, "It don't make much sense that common sense don't make no sense no more." With that being said, consider: The filling of our wetlands, no restrictions on hunting ages, reduced gun control, "build the wall," high-capacity wells, and of course tax cuts for the rich and corporations.
Review: Star-studded lineup celebrates Kris Kristofferson
Various artists, "The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson" (Blackbird)
A star-studded lineup — including Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Lady Antebellum — performs a live tribute to one of country music's transformative singer-songwriters.
NEW CARLISLE — You’ll Dew will be playing at Moser’s Austrian Cafe, 201 Michigan St. New Carlisle, today from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Reservations are accepted. Call (574) 654-0086 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ll Dew consists of Steve Gurndt singing lead and playing guitar, Tim Cunningham singing harmony and playing Mandolin and Rick Schpok playing the Dobro style slide guitar.
John Prine takes home artist of the year at Americana Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Folk singer songwriter John Prine was awarded the artist of the year, while one of his protégés, country singer Sturgill Simpson, took home album of the year at the Americana Honors and Awards show.
Americana artists spanning generations and backgrounds were honored Wednesday night in Nashville, Tennessee, including lifetime achievement honorees Van Morrison and Graham Nash of the band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
Legendary musician John Prine an enduring figure
After 46 years, John Prine has seen a lot from his music career. There have been some two dozen albums released, hundreds of songs written, thousands of shows performed, three Grammy Award acceptance speeches, a few Americana Music trophies placed on his shelf, an Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony and a countless number of fans met over the hundreds of thousands of miles he’s traveled to be with them.
Van Morrison, Graham Nash to perform at Americana Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Van Morrison, Graham Nash, John Prine, the Drive-by Truckers and The Lumineers will perform on the Americana Honors and Awards show on Sept. 13.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The music continues in Newport for the second day of the three-day Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams.
The city by the sea is hosting dozens of musical acts on four stages at the fort, which sits on Narragansett Bay.
This folk festival was first put on 58 years ago in 1959, and went down in music history as the place where Bob Dylan "went electric" in 1965.
Newport Folk Festival kicks off 3 days of music
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Folk Festival is kicking off three days of music in Rhode Island.
Thousands of music lovers are expected to descend on the city by the sea for this year's festival at Fort Adams, which sold out before any acts were announced. This is the 58th anniversary of the festival's founding in 1959. It's most famous for being the place where Bob Dylan "went electric" in 1965.
The lyric that Johnny Cash couldn’t sing
At 70, John Prine is the hippest songwriter in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first time a new country songwriter named Kacey Musgraves saw one of her songwriting heroes, John Prine, she had an unusual proposition when she approached.
"I said, 'Hey, my name is Kacey and I am a really big fan. I don't want to offend you or anything, but is there any way you might want to burn one with me?'" Musgraves recalled saying after one of his shows in Nashville, Tennessee.
John Prine shares stories behind songs
Bloomington musician Tom Roznowski will perform Saturday at Clifty Falls State Park as part of the Arts in the Parks program. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the camping ground amphitheater. Admission is the cost of park gate entry. Roznowski, a New York native now living in Bloomington, has released four albums of original songs between 1999 and 2010. His first album, "A Well Traveled Porch," reached number 24 on the Gavin Americana Chart. The song "Hank's There," from "Beyond the Hill,"...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country singer Sturgill Simpson leads the Americana Honors and Awards nominees with three nominations, including album, artist and song of the year.
The Americana Music Association announced the nominees Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee. The 16th annual awards show will be held Sept. 13 at the Ryman Auditorium.
Music Review: John Prine performs covers on duets album
John Prine, "For Better, or Worse" (Oh Boy)
Listening to one of this era's greatest songwriters perform material written by others is like watching Peyton Manning in a TV commercial. It's not what he does best, but it's still entertaining.
Tom Waits, his wife, John Prine receive songwriting awards
BOSTON (AP) — Luminaries from the film, music and writing worlds have honored Tom Waits and folk singer John Prine for their songwriting at a ceremony filled with words and song.
Waits' wife, Kathleen Brennan, also was honored.
John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello and Roseanne Cash took turns performing renditions of the artists' music at the Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Awards on Monday at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.
Review: Jack White anthology shows his deep acoustic stripes
Jack White, "Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016" (Third Man/Columbia)
Jack White's "Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016" anthologizes his unplugged material from the White Stripes to the Raconteurs and beyond, the unvarnished tunes of a top-notch songwriter.
Album versions, remixes and the previously unreleased "City Lights" add up to an engaging 26-track chronological collection which cries out for an electric companion to complete the portrait of rock's most modern traditionalist.