Matt Hendrickson


For Maren Morris, the Sky’s the Limit

The singer-songwriter and Texas native on her new album, her honky-tonk education, and why she won’t be constrained


Five Must-Visit Spots in Fort Worth

Where to stop for Cowtown music and mingling


A Wild Night in Cowtown

The home of soul sensation Leon Bridges, Fort Worth (don’t call it Dallas) has a vibe all its own. Take a rollicking ride through the city’s blossoming music scene


An Indie-Rock Supergroup

Three young and talented voices unite to form boygenius


Willie, Kris, and Merle Come Together on “Old Friends”

A new album honoring the late songwriter Roger Miller features three of country music’s finest


Shooter Jennings is Right on Target

The son of outlaw royalty, Shooter Jennings returns with an album that’s pure honky-tonk fun


Summer Soundtrack: What to Listen to This Weekend

Kick off the season with tunes from Amanda Shires, Curtis Harding, Rising Appalachia, and more


The Power of Parker Millsap

One of Nashville’s most dynamic young voices turns it up


Behind the Merle Haggard Classic “Mama Tried”

“Mama Tried” is classic honky-tonk Merle, emblematic of the dusty Bakersfield sound that he helped pioneer.

First Listen

Jerry Garcia’s Bluegrass Roots

Stream two never-released songs from the legendary musician’s early days on the banjo


The Ultimate Willie Nelson Playlist

In honor of his eighty-fifth birthday, here are eighty-five of his unforgettable songs

First Listen

Stream the New Album from Trampled by Turtles

Catching up with frontman Dave Simonett on the band’s unconventional start and their welcome return after an extended break


What We’re Listening To: Our April Playlist

A soulful soundtrack for spring


Leon Bridges Has a New Groove

The head-turning Fort Worth singer brings fresh energy to his vintage sound

Arts & Culture

Have You Heard about Knoxville’s Big Ears?

Coming up this week: An avant-garde music festival you really can’t miss


Patsy Cline’s Lasting Legacy

From Winchester, Virginia, to worldwide acclaim: A look back at the velvet-voiced country music pioneer, fifty-five years after her death


G&G Exclusive: Jessie Baylin’s New Album Strawberry Wind

The Nashville-based singer-songwriter discusses her forthcoming children’s album and offers a first listen of the song “Dream Catcher”

G&G Exclusive

First Listen: John Prine Takes on Johnny Cash

A well-loved tribute to one of the Man in Black’s early classics


Three Voices and the Truth

A trio of music’s brightest—Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, and Aoife O’Donovan—find perfect harmony together


When the Grammys Got It Wrong

Five of the Recording Academy’s most egregious Southern snubs