Song of the Week
Willie Nelson doesn't value life because death is now tangible. He values life because he doesn't live like it is. Thankfully for us, he plays music like it, too.
Written before Trump became president, this song by Andrew Combs reflects on the cacophony of events that led to him assuming the throne and transmits the fear and anger of what's to come.
On his second album, Sam Outlaw embraces the soft, the sweet, and the gorgeous over scruffy and gruff, and is almost trolling country conventions.
A creative being, a husband, and new parent, Joshua James is acutely aware of the near maddening highs and lows that come with all of those things, especially when we factor in absence to this equation.
Together since 1991, the Mavericks have fought fiercely for their independence in a country climate often looking for conformity.
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (ft. Rhiannon Giddens), 'St. James Infirmary Blues'
Langhorne Slim and Jill Andrews, 'Sea of Love'
John Prine with Holly Williams, 'I'm Tellin' You'
Jade Jackson, 'Motorcycle'
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, 'A Wonderful Seed'