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The Guide to Getting into Country Rap, from Bubba Sparxxx to Lil Nas X

"Old Town Road" is the no. 1 song in America, but the roots of the genre date back to the early 2000s and tell an intriguing story about the value of country music's traditional gatekeepers.
Corban Goble
19 hours ago
Noisey News

Lil Nas X’s "Old Town Road" Is the No. 1 Song in America, No Thanks to Billboard

After it was controversially removed from the Billboard Country Charts, the breakout single is having a banner week.
Josh Terry
4.9.19
Feature

You’d Never Say They Weren’t Country: The Brand That Built Florida Georgia Line

To an uncritical audience, FGL is all about the music. But with the release of their fourth studio album, the band reveals how they’ve taken their consistent, sometimes controversial sound, and built it into a kingdom.
Corban Goble
3.13.19
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Hell Yeah, Kacey Musgraves Covered Selena in Houston Last Night

The Album of the Year Grammy winner’s RodeoHouston set featured a stunning rendition of the late Tejano singer’s 1992 single “Como la Flor.”
Josh Terry
2.26.19
grammys 2019

Lady Gaga's Grammys Performance of "Shallow" Was as Dramatic as You'd Expect

Mark Ronson joined Lady Gaga for the lead song from 'A Star is Born.'
Noisey Staff
2.11.19
grammys 2019

Watch Kacey Musgraves' Colorful Grammys Performance

A performance of "Rainbow" as radiant as its namesake.
Noisey Staff
2.11.19
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on The Delines' Depth and Kacey Musgraves's Quiet Sell

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews The Delines' 'The Imperial,' Musgraves's 'Golden Hour,' ​Marianne Faithfull's 'Negative Capability,' and Brandi Carlile's 'By The Way, I Forgive You.'
Robert Christgau
1.11.19
Interviews

William Tyler Sees Hope in the Dark Heart of America

The guitarist, now based in Los Angeles, confronts global upheaval with 'Goes West,' a new record of "rural new age" as well as some deep thoughts about what's going on in divided times.
Lewis Gordon
1.10.19
The Noisey Advent Calendar

"Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)" Is All Kinds of Upsetting

In the middle of a career full of bright, wistful country-pop songs, John Denver recorded a plea from a seven-year-old child to an alcoholic father. It's brutal. Let's listen to it!
Alex Robert Ross
12.3.18
Essays

Kacey and Willie

Here's one for the road.
Kyle Kramer
11.30.18
Premieres

Margo Price's New Video Shows All America Has to Offer

In addition to premiering a clip for "All American Made," the country singer weighs in on the midterm elections, gun violence, and the change she’s fighting for.
Matt Williams
11.13.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Pistol Annies' Sharp 'Interstate Gospel'

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews the country supergroup's new LP, plus recent records from Becky Warren and Mandy Barnett.
Robert Christgau
11.9.18
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