10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Jana Kramer, Brandy Zdan and More
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A barreling slice of alt-rock Americana, a raw but cathartic comeback ballad, and a declaration of everlasting love from country music’s reigning vocal duo make up this week’s country and Americana songs you need to hear right...

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Friday, 13 April 2018
Wild Horses: How ‘The Rider’ Became the Breakout Movie of 2018
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There’s an epic magic-hour shot in Chloé Zhao’s The Rider that’s so gorgeous, every great Hollywood Western director might want to hang up their spurs. Real-life saddle bronc rider Brady Jandreau, a daredevil 20-year-old with a busted head, hand and hip, mounts a horse that could kill him. At his last rodeo, a stallion stomped on his skull. Jandreau barely survived, but his doctor’s This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Wild Horses: How ‘The Rider’ Became the Breakout Movie of...

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Why the Music Industry Hasn’t Had Its #MeToo Moment
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Emboldened by silent colleagues and apologist supporters, music artists and executives continue to misbehave with...

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Friday, 13 April 2018
Hear Brothers Osborne Celebrate ‘Weed, Whiskey and Willie’ in New Song
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Brothers Osborne whittle down the five W’s into a more condensed list of personal priorities on their new song, the hazy, bleary-eyed “Weed, Whiskey and Willie.” Sharing in the laid-back, slow-burning vibe of “Pushing Up Daisies,” another track off the Nashville duo’s upcoming new LP, Port Saint Joe, “Weed, Whiskey and Willie” drinks and tokes away the pain with the help of a This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Brothers Osborne Celebrate ‘Weed, Whiskey and...

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Kanye West Writing Book About Why Society Is ‘Obsessed With Photographs’
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Kanye West is writing a philosophy booked called Break the Simulation, he told The Hollywood Reporter. The rapper discussed the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Kanye West Writing Book About Why Society Is ‘Obsessed With...

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: Jason Aldean, Tinashe and More Editors’ Picks
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John Prine, The Tree of Forgiveness“Prine’s plainspoken tenor creaks like an wide-plank old floor in winter” on his first album of originals in more than a decade, writes Will Hermes. “It amplifies the poignancy of ‘Summer’s End,’ an open-armed invitation home to a grown child, perhaps, amidst images of inevitable loss, penned with Prine’s longtime co-writing partner Pat This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 10 New Albums to Stream Now: Jason Aldean, Tinashe and More...

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See John Prine Sing With Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson on ‘Colbert’
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Since the early Seventies, John Prine has delivered songs that are often as fascinatingly cryptic as they are thoroughly penetrating. “Summer’s End” is not only the latest of these, it is among the very best on The Tree of Forgiveness, Prine’s first album of new material in 13 years, officially released Friday. The singer-songwriter debuted the tune, an oblique but devastating This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: See John Prine Sing With Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson on...

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Friday, 13 April 2018
‘The Incredibles 2’: Parr Family Balance Superhero Life in New Trailer
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The Parr family struggles to balance family life with fighting crime in Pixar’s new trailer for The Incredibles 2. The clip opens with the Parrs sitting down to Chinese take-out, as Violet bickers with her brother, “Dash,” about not washing his hands. Then they address the “elephant in the room”: Helen’s “new job” of reviving her superhero persona, Elastigirl (Holly Hunter). This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘The Incredibles 2’: Parr Family Balance Superhero...

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Friday, 13 April 2018
Jason Aldean on New Album, Post-Vegas Struggles: ‘I Went Through a Lot of Stuff’
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On the title track of his eighth album Rearview Town, Jason Aldean puts himself in the shoes of a man who’s saying goodbye to the place where he grew up – a little town that’s starting to feel claustrophobic after a particularly bad breakup. An eerie, minor-key arrangement evokes the bitterness of this moment, in which his hero exits in a cloud of dust as he waves a middle finger at his This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Jason Aldean...

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Friday, 13 April 2018
‘Zama’ Review: Lucrecia Martel’s Imperialism Takedown Is a Slow-Burn Masterpiece
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The man in the uniform is standing on the beach, staring at the sea. Natives trudge along the shore behind him. His profile makes him look like a statue, the sort of noble “Hail the conquering hero!” sculpture you’d see in national galleries. His name is Don Diego de Zama (Daniel Giménez Cacho). The place is the edge of Argentina. The century is the 18th. He’s been sent to claim and tame this This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘Zama’...

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Friday, 13 April 2018
Songwriter Shane McAnally on New SiriusXM Show, Writing With Sam Hunt
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Trust, according to Shane McAnally, is not just an essential component but a downright necessity when forming a healthy relationship between a songwriter and artist. In that way, “writing songs with someone is more intimate than dating,” the Grammy-winning songwriter-producer contends with a laugh. “It’s not always the first date that gets you there. It sometimes takes many dates. Sometimes This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Songwriter Shane McAnally on New SiriusXM Show, Writing With Sam...

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Friday, 13 April 2018
Backpage CEO Pleads Guilty to Charges, Assists in Federal Investigation
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Unsealed court documents revealed Friday that Backpage.com’s CEO Carl Ferrer recently pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering and conspiracy to facilitate prostitution. The guilty plea, which follows the Justice Department’s seizure of the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Backpage CEO Pleads Guilty to Charges, Assists in Federal...

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Review: John Prine Keeps Finding Fresh Revelations on ‘Tree of Forgiveness’
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On his first album, John Prine sang “I am an old woman, named after my mother/My old man is another child that’s grown old.” The song was “Angel From Montgomery,” and he wrote it when he was 22, best he can recall. But he was an old 22: An Army vet lucky enough to be sent to Germany instead of Vietnam, he returned intact to his Chicago homeground and resumed his mailman job while America rode This article originally appeared...

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Friday, 13 April 2018
Hear Taylor Swift’s Acoustic Cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’
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Taylor Swift reinterpreted Earth, Wind & Fire‘s R&B-funk classic “September” as a folky coffeehouse ballad for Spotify’s Singles series. The pop star slows the brassy 1978 hit into a quiet acoustic meditation, softly crooning the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Taylor Swift’s Acoustic Cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s...

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Friday, 13 April 2018
Howard Stern’s 10 Most Outrageous Public Appearances
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If you’ve been listening to Howard Stern lately, you’ll know that he is not looking forward to traveling to Cleveland to induct Bon Jovi into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday. He’s spent recent weeks worrying about the quality of his speech, what toiletries he will bring with him on the trip, whether he’ll look ugly on This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Howard Stern’s 10 Most Outrageous Public...

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See Tinashe’s Sexy ‘No Drama’ Performance With Migos’ Offset on ‘Fallon’
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Tinashe gave a scintillating performance of her new single “No Drama” on Thursday’s Tonight Show, with Migos rapper Offset onstage for his guest verse.  The R&B singer opened This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: See Tinashe’s Sexy ‘No Drama’ Performance With Migos’ Offset on...

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Friday, 13 April 2018
First Aid Kit Bring Angelic Harmonies to ‘Kimmel’ With New Song, ‘Fireworks’
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Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday to perform a pair of tracks in support of their new LP, Ruins. Sisters Joanna and Klara Soderberg first performed This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: First Aid Kit Bring Angelic Harmonies to ‘Kimmel’ With New Song,...

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Watch Jack White Explain How Al Capone’s Prison Band Inspired New Song
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Jack White detailed on Thursday’s Tonight Show how a “bizarre” find – handwritten Al Capone sheet music – evolved into the closing track on his latest LP, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Jack White Explain How Al Capone’s Prison Band Inspired New...

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2018 ACM Awards: What Time It Starts, How to Watch, Performers, Nominees
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This year’s ACM Awards have a near-monumental task at hand. Marking the first community-wide gathering of country stars in Las Vegas since the October 1st mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival, those on hand will seek to thread a needle of respectful remembrance for the victims, while also finding a way to show viewers at home a good time. Tributes and calls to carry on with This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 2018 ACM Awards: What Time It...

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Nathaniel Rateliff on His Small-Town Roots and the Dark Backstory Behind ‘S.O.B.’
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For his first feature story in Rolling Stone, Nathaniel Rateliff did not just sit down for an interview. The singer, songwriter and leader of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats sat for a few of them – over drinks, at dinner, between band rehearsals and even while waiting at traffic lights as he drove around his adopted hometown of Denver, Colorado, noting points of interest in the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Nathaniel Rateliff on His Small-Town Roots and...

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