“No one is as good as those guys today,” says country artist Whitey Morgan about Haggard, Jones, Jennings and other ‘outlaws.’ He shares five of the best songs and albums that continue to inspire him and talks about his own new album, ‘Sonic Ranch.’
The red-headed country singer gave the braids to Waylon Jennings in 1983 to show support for Jennings’ sobriety.
He just released the acclaimed “Band of Brothers,” but already Nelson is looking ahead to future projects–and to the next gig on his seemingly endless road tour.
The auction is set to feature over 2,000 items, including an Ariel Cyclone motorcycle originally owned by the great Buddy Holly and gifted to Jennings, who was Holly’s bass player on his final tour.
The album comes out Aug. 19 and features more songs that have influenced Travis during his career. Hear the full collection now.
Willie Nelson, Leon Russell and Tony Joe White are among the guests on Shaver’s first new album in six years. “This is the best album I’ve ever done,” Shaver said.
‘Out Among the Stars’ is an album Cash recorded in the early 1980s with producer Billy Sherrill that was shelved and never released. The 12-track album includes a duet with Waylon Jennings and two with June Carter Cash.
Today’s rock charts showcase folk, indie, and electronic sounds, while in country, artists like Church, Brown, and Jason Aldean are aiming for a louder, more guitar-driven sound. Is this the future of the format?
Sheryl Crow sat down with Radio.com and perused our vinyl collection to discuss country legends like Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette and George Jones, who have been important to her as an artist.
If his name doesn’t ring a bell that’s understandable, as Tompall has been out of the spotlight for years. But the influence of this soulful singer, businessman, and musical visionary was significant.
The legendary Nashville producer and songwriter worked with icons from Jerry Lee and Johnny Cash to Don Williams, Charley Pride, and Waylon Jennings. “The outlaws were folks I could relate to.”
The Rolling Stone, CMT, and Billboard writer was well-loved by many country fans and artists, including Taylor Swift, who called him “one of my favorite journalists.”
He’s had hit radio singles, has a strong fan base, and can regularly sell out clubs. But in spirit and in sound, Jamey Johnson is far closer to traditional country than just about any artist working today.