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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
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
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
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
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
Features
Features

Country Music Needs to Examine Its Relationship with Guns and the NRA

For the first time, tragedy has positioned musicians and fans opposite to lobbyists. The question is where they’ll go from here.
Jon Gugala
10.5.17
Premieres
Premieres

A Midland Documentary? In This Economy? You Know It, Baby

Watch "Midland: On The Record" and get a behind-the-scenes look at what this hotly contested "authentic band" is all about.
Annalise Domenighini
9.28.17
Premieres
Premieres

Hayley Thompson-King's Solo Debut Has Some Questions for God

For example: What exactly gets you into hell?
Annalise Domenighini
8.29.17
Premieres
Premieres

Kip Moore Is Country’s Favorite New Noncomformist

The kickass country singer premieres the video for "Blonde" from his upcoming record 'Slowheart,' out September 8.
Dan Hyman
8.18.17
Holy Fucking Shit
Holy Fucking Shit

A Brief Appreciation of Sturgill Simpson's Instagram Account

Blood, nunchucks, and birkenstocks, baby. He's got it all.
Annalise Domenighini
8.10.17
Premieres
Premieres

Cale Tyson's 'Careless Soul' Is Funky, Fantastic, and All About Being a Bad Guy

Listen to the Nashville-by-way-of-Texas artist's second album now.
Annalise Domenighini
7.12.17
Noisey News
Noisey News

Listen to Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit's 'The Nashville Sound' Now

The artist-defined "rock 'n' roll" album, out June 16, packs a political punch
Annalise Domenighini
6.12.17