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50 Country Songs to Get You Through Your Next Summer Road Trip [Playlist]

50 Country Songs to Get You Through Your Next Summer Road Trip [Playlist]

A quick Google search for “road trip country songs” will get you a list of songs featuring “road” in the title. While we enjoy Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” and Brooks & Dunn’s “Red Dirt Road” as much as anyone, we decided to dig a little deeper to create a 50-song playlist for your…MORE

Martin Guitars Unveils Two New Signature Guitars by Dwight Yoakam and John Prine

Martin Guitars Unveils Two New Signature Guitars by Dwight Yoakam and John Prine

Martin Guitars announced the debut of two new signature guitars today (Jan. 3): the Dwight Yoakam DD28 and the D-28 John Prine. The acoustic guitar manufacturer teamed up with the two legendary country singer/songwriters on two models that will be unveiled at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, Calif., on Jan. 19–22, 2017, both of which have…MORE

Holiday Playlist: The 10 Manliest Christmas Songs This Side of Paradise

Holiday Playlist: The 10 Manliest Christmas Songs This Side of Paradise

What would the Christmas season be without music? It’s the soundtrack for trimming the tree, wrapping presents and cooking Christmas dinner. While those activities are fun for a lot of folks and Martina McBride’s White Christmas is must-have musical accompaniment, I decided to create the manliest of holiday playlists, perfect for listening to while splitting…MORE

Dwight Yoakam Reflects on 20 Years of “Sling Blade”—“One of the Seminal Moments of My Life as an Artist”

Dwight Yoakam Reflects on 20 Years of “Sling Blade”—“One of the Seminal Moments of My Life as an Artist”

With appearances in more than 30 feature films and television shows, including Panic Room, Wedding Crashers and Under the Dome, Dwight Yoakam’s acting chops are as lethal as his onstage dance moves. Speaking of lethal, Dwight’s performance as abusive boyfriend Doyle Hargraves in 1996’s Sling Blade, which was written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton,…MORE

Americana Awards to Be Featured on Special Episode of PBS’ “Austin City Limits” on Nov. 19 With Performances From George Strait, Dwight Yoakam & More

Americana Awards to Be Featured on Special Episode of PBS’ “Austin City Limits” on Nov. 19 With Performances From George Strait, Dwight Yoakam & More

If you couldn’t make it to Nashville in September for the 2016 Americana Music Festival, PBS has the next best thing with the airing of a special episode of Austin City Limits on Nov. 19. ACL Presents Americana Music Festival 2016, which will premiere on Friday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m. CT, will feature more than…MORE

Boot Scooter

Boot Scooter

Tune in to the Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight (Nov. 16) to catch a performance by the incomparable Dwight Yoakam. The action begins at 10:35 p.m. CT on CBS.MORE

Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam Team Up for Studio Version of “Hold My Hand”

Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam Team Up for Studio Version of “Hold My Hand”

Musical chemistry was in the air when Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam teamed up at the 2015 Grammys to sing “Hold My Hand,” a song from Brandy’s 2013 album, 12 Stories. In fact, there was so much musical chemistry between Brandy and Dwight that the tandem decided to record a studio version of tune and…MORE

Dwight Yoakam, Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean, Charlie Daniels, Thomas Rhett & More Added as Performers at 50th Annual CMA Awards

Dwight Yoakam, Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean, Charlie Daniels, Thomas Rhett & More Added as Performers at 50th Annual CMA Awards

The CMA Awards on Nov. 2 will be the biggest in the show’s 50-year history, with more performers than ever before, including 12 additional acts announced today (Oct. 26): Dwight Yoakam, Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton, Charlie Daniels, Clint Black, Ricky Skaggs, Roy Clark, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Elle King and Pentatonix. In addition,…MORE

“You’re the One” Op-Ed: Dwight Yoakam PROVES He’s Always Had Bluegrass in His Veins With a Little Help From Flatt Lonesome at the International Bluegrass Awards

“You’re the One” Op-Ed: Dwight Yoakam PROVES He’s Always Had Bluegrass in His Veins With a Little Help From Flatt Lonesome at the International Bluegrass Awards

In addition to winning Vocal Group and Album of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards last night (Sept. 29), Flatt Lonesome won Song of the Year for “You’re the One,” a tune written by Dwight Yoakam that was featured on his 1990 album, If There Was a Way. That got me thinking about…MORE

With Bluegrass in His DNA, Dwight Yoakam Wanders Back Home on New Album, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars”

With Bluegrass in His DNA, Dwight Yoakam Wanders Back Home on New Album, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars”

Born in Kentucky. Raised in Ohio. Perfected in California. That’s the ol’ Dwight Yoakam adage. It’s no secret the Kentucky native gave Nashville a try in 1977 before becoming disinterested with the city’s pop-country proclivity. Instead, he boot-scooted across the heartland to California, where he found himself better suited to the L.A. Cowpunk scene with…MORE

11 Must-See Acts at This Year’s Americana Music Festival

11 Must-See Acts at This Year’s Americana Music Festival

The 17th annual Americana Music Festival invades Nashville for six days and nights next week (Sept. 20–25). With more than 200 acts hitting 14 stages around town, Music City becomes Roots Music City for the week. While it’s impossible to see every show (you’d need the ability to time-warp), NCD has you covered with the…MORE

Americana-rama

Americana-rama

The Americana Music Association announced its final round of artists performing during the 17th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville from Sept. 20–25. The lineup now includes Dwight Yoakam, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rodney Crowell, Sam Outlaw, Town Mountain, William Clark Green, Wynonna, Jim Lauderdale and many, many more. Tickets are on sale now.MORE

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ACM Awards

ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music announced that the 55th ACM Awards will air live on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. photo by AFF-USA.com