Country music

Premieres

The Marcus King Band's 'Carolina Confessions' Is a Country Music Gut-Punch

Dave Cobb produced the triumphant record from the 22-year-old's band. Stream it now.
Will Schube
10.1.18
Features

How Consumerism Devoured the Workin’ Man Blues

How did the genre transform from working class catharsis to an corporate marketing campaign for a certain version of the American dream?
Amy McCarthy
7.20.18
Premieres

Jason Eady's Upcoming Album Goes from Bluegrass to R&B

Hear "Calaveras County," the first song from Eady's upcoming album 'I Travel On.'
Annalise Domenighini
6.7.18
Internet Exploring

A Quick Review of Guy Fieri's 71-Song Spotify Cookout Playlist

Kid Rock? Boo. Dolly Parton? WOO!
Annalise Domenighini
5.25.18
Essays

Kacey Musgraves and Kylie Minogue Made the Same Record Two Different Ways

Kylie’s ‘Golden' and Kacey’s 'Golden Hour' both seek to merge country and pop, but only one album pulls it off.
Katherine Gillespie
4.17.18
Premieres

Paisley Fields' New Album 'Glitter & Sawdust' Is One For The Queer Country Books

The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Iowa country artist James Wilson spoke to Noisey about his new album, the Walmart yodeling boy, and the ruckus Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" caused in country music.
Annalise Domenighini
4.10.18
Interviews

Sarah Shook Has Words for the Rich-Ass Motherfuckers of Pop Country

The North Carolina cowpunk band is back with a new album and a new take on life. Stream 'Years' now.
Annalise Domenighini
4.4.18
we saw this

Welcome to Hell: The Times Square Grand Ole Opry

If you needed any more proof that country music is actually just a very large tourist industry that happens to feature a banjo or pedal steel sometimes, you should head to the Grand Ole Opry's Opry City Stage in New York City's Times Square.
Annalise Domenighini
2.1.18
Features

A Quick Guide to the Unkillable Power of Irish Country Music

Why the genre has basically remained unchanged for decades—and how that's made it a prime meme breeding ground.
Brian Coney
1.22.18
Drugs

Why Police in the Philippines Are Using a Country Song for an Anti-Drug Campaign

There's a thriving country music scene in the Philippine mountains, and the Philippine National Police want to use it to help fight Duterte's drug war.
Sarah Kinosian
10.31.17
Essays

When Being Black and Loving Country Music's Got You Down

My love of the genre has been stolen.
Marcus K. Dowling
10.20.17
Essays

I Went to Jamaica for Country Music and Got Too Relaxed

A trip to CMT's "Story Behind the Songs" at Sandals proved to be extremely relaxing, but is it possible to get too relaxed?
Annalise Domenighini
10.10.17