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Artist of the MonthAug 2, 2017

Although the earliest traces of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers joining musical forces date back to 1981 -- and their original meeting back to 1974 -- the Indigo Girls' debut album, Strange Fire, was released in 1987. To mark the much-beloved duo's 30th anniversary, we wanted to say "thank you" to Amy and Emily for everything they have…

Artist of the MonthJul 14, 2017

No one really knows who actually watches Today in Nashville, a newsmagazine show that comes on at 11 am and usually includes segments featuring local chefs making seasonal cocktails, barbeque tips, and probably a few cute and/or furry pets. It's the kind of program that makes Nashville still feel like a small town, full of random snippets…

Artist of the MonthJul 14, 2017

Two decades ago, 1996 was a leap year, a time before America had lost itself in iPhones and Instagram, before music was as much of a soundtrack to life and love as it was a 10-second signal that your mom was calling, and why weren’t you picking up? It was also the year that Ani DiFranco…

Artist of the MonthMay 3, 2017

Sometimes the future makes itself known in curious ways. Without the overarching scope of a narrative viewed from “The End” or the prescient understanding usually ascribed to mystics, however, it’s often hard to see in the moment. Comprehension follows chronologically. For Keb’ Mo’, scanning his life from the vantage point of the present, one such…

Artist of the MonthApr 5, 2017

Marty Stuart’s catalog reads like an ode to the American landscape, even if that reverence arises more through sound than song title. “You’re talking to somebody who will build around a tree instead of cut it down,” Stuart says about his regard and wonder for nature. “I’ve built decks and porches around them just so they…