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Starting her career in the early 1960s, Dottie West stormed onto the country music scene and made history. The first woman to win a Grammy Awards trophy, with “Here Comes My Baby,” West went on to record some of the genre’s most popular duets of the decade alongside artists like Jim Reeves. In the late 1970s, West
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Women in country music have historically had a lot to say, across a wide spectrum of politics and experiences. The genre’s female artists have, for decades, produced thought-provoking art. Many country women have used their music to make a statement: about different views of womanhood, relationships, double standards and life in general. They come from
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Larkin Poe, the Atlanta-raised duo of Rebecca and Megan Lovell, remake Lenny Kravitz’s ubiquitous 1998 hit “Fly Away” as a moody, acoustic number, propelled by bluesy slide guitar. It’s the band’s latest taste of their upcoming covers album Kindred Spirits and doubles down on the atmospheric vibes of the LP’s prior release, a rendition of
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Jessi Colter. Photo Credits: allmusic.com Song Background A major hit in 1975, “I’m Not Lisa” is a three-minute country song penned and recorded by American outlaw artist Jessi Colter. Her husband, Waylon Jennings, and former U.S. manager of Apple Records Ken Mansfield co-produced the song. However, it was Capitol Records that gained the rights for
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Many country singers would give anything to have a hit like Tanya Tucker‘s “Delta Dawn” in their repertoire. But the crazy thing about Tucker’s discography isn’t just that she repeated the success of “Delta Dawn” over and over again: It’s that her career kicked off with that song when she was just 13 years old.
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Nearly 50 years after her country music debut, Tanya Tucker is having a moment — or, should we say, another moment. The two-time winner at the 2020 Grammy Awards thrilled her longtime fans, and make a new generation of them, with her 2019 album Bring My Flowers Now. Many country singers would give anything to have a hit like
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