Miranda teases 8 million+ on Facebook with new song and ‘something else’

More than 8 million fans of Miranda Lambert keep up with her doin’s on the country star’s Facebook page. The page is updated frequently with news about her new music, tour and other appearances, and efforts for “Mutt Nation.” On Monday, Lambert announced the release of a new song and added a teaser. Continue reading “Miranda teases 8 million+ on Facebook with new song and ‘something else’”

Miranda goes punk country, lands homes for her “mutts”

Miranda Lambert is one artist who never ceases to surprise. Lambert just debuted a song I’d say leans to punk country, and she’s celebrating finding homes for her “mutts”—all 61 of them. Continue reading “Miranda goes punk country, lands homes for her “mutts””

Fans shocked as queen of country music announces secret marriage

Fans aren’t the only people shocked by the queen of country music announcing on social media she had secretly married “the love of my life”.  I was so surprised I scoured the Web to make sure there were multiple establishment media reporting the same. I did that even after visiting the singer’s Twitter page. Continue reading “Fans shocked as queen of country music announces secret marriage”

Shania Twain joins critics of radio content

Shania Twain Now Tour poster
Shania Twain tour poster from her page: facebook.com/ShaniaTwain/

If you read here at Indie Art South, you know how I feel about radio content. Regardless of genre, it all sounds the same to me. Country, pop, rock, and rap have all been homogenized in the interest of profit. That’s perfectly legal, but also perfectly boring. Now Shania Twain has added her voice to those of other high profile critics, although her focus is country.  Continue reading “Shania Twain joins critics of radio content”

Most requested songs at gigs are often from the past

It doesn’t matter if you’re a performer or a music enthusiast, if you’ve taken in live music performances, you will always witness special requests. While it’s true most of my experience is in Americana or country venues, the requests cover all genres. “Time after Time” is a perfect example.  Continue reading “Most requested songs at gigs are often from the past”

CMA 2018 Entertainer of the Year award will definitely not be a female

You really don’t have to look at the list of this year’s Country Music Association nominees to determine the winner will probably be male. For 2018, a male is a shoo-in. How can I be so sure?  Continue reading “CMA 2018 Entertainer of the Year award will definitely not be a female”

Music for a Friday: Meet Ahi, if you haven’t already

I spend a lot of time reading about music and listening to it. I do this because of my daughters’ business but also because I love music. I met Ahi not long ago by way of a blog I read. I have these Emily Dickinson moments when I find a song that just thrusts itself into my heart. I feel the same way when I find a poem that is a real poem instead of the artificial word games so many academics have reduced that genre to. When I found Ahi’s “Breaking Ground,” I got that Emily thing going.  Continue reading “Music for a Friday: Meet Ahi, if you haven’t already”

Queen of country Miranda is 15th artist in residence at ACM

Miranda Lambert is the queen of country music, and now she’ll become the 15th artist in residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.  Continue reading “Queen of country Miranda is 15th artist in residence at ACM”

Miranda owns the night at ACM awards, despite radio policy on women

It’s no secret those who influence radio programming aren’t wild about females. It’s a matter of public record. Sunday’s Academy of Country Music is in conflict with a major influencer’s advice to 300 radio stations: “If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out…”  Continue reading “Miranda owns the night at ACM awards, despite radio policy on women”

Red Dirt music expands, but what is it exactly?

the late Bob Childers
According to Wide Open Country, the late Bob Childers is considered Red Dirt’s “first poet laureate.” Photo Credit: Kmzundel at English Wikipedia

I hadn’t heard about Red Dirt Music until recently. I read an article that mentioned it in connection with a Texas radio station expanding its broadcast capability. Once I found time to take a deeper look, I learned some things.

Above all, I’m trying to figure out exactly what it is.  Continue reading “Red Dirt music expands, but what is it exactly?”