country-music

For Yet Another Presidency, America Turns Its Weary Ears to Garth Brooks

Country’s master of corny is performing for his sixth president — ‘a statement of unity.’ Here’s hoping he dusts off ‘Friends in Low Places,’ an ode to getting drunk and forgetting your ex

Why White People Love Watching Black People React to Classic Rock

These ‘first reaction’ videos have become a bizarre YouTube phenomenon — sparking commenters to talk about uniting against racism. Is this actually… good?

John Prine Was Our Big, Corny, Dopey, Wonderful Uncle

The venerable singer-songwriter wrote unabashedly sentimental songs about drug addicts, the elderly and true love. It's been easy to take his greatness for granted — which is why his health scare and death hit a lot of us so hard

Solitude Is the Singing Cowboy’s Oldest Tune

‘Cowboy life can be very dreary. We’ve made it look like a fantasy.’