In his round X-ray specs and solar-system button-up, Garrett T. Capps looks like he’s just emerged from the farthest reaches of outer space. The San Antonio musician sounds like it, too. Since forming his band NASA Country in 2017, Capps has been working to introduce an unconventional new sound into country music, one that mixes
I think we all know by now that Charles Wesley Godwin is one of the best songwriters in the independent country music scene right now. Not to mention, the guy can put on an electric show (we here at Whiskey Riff got to all witness it first hand at the Greenville Country Music Fest in
Great news to all country fans out there! Country superstar Kenny Chesney is going on tour in 2023 –back to his roots in the I Go Back Tour! Just a few months after wrapping up his massive Here and Now 2022 Tour last August, the “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” singer took to Instagram on Monday (November 28)
Lainey Wilson managed to pull a fast one on her fans in the most recent episode of Yellowstone, as she debuted another new song. However, this time around she wasn’t on camera singing. During Episode 4 on Sunday (Nov. 27), a previously unheard song titled “New Friends” plays during a scene featuring Jamie Dutton (Wes
Jake Flint’s new wife, Brenda, has opened up in public for the first time since his unexpected death at the age of 37, sharing how utterly devastated her loss has left her. The Red Dirt country artist and Oklahoma native died just hours after he married the former Brenda Wilson on Saturday (Nov. 26). His
Award-winning vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter and Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie has died. Her family announced the news via a statement shared on McVie’s official social media pages. “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death,” the statement reads. “She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning,
Tanya Tucker is showing off her acting skills in the new trailer for her upcoming holiday film, A Nashville Country Christmas. Directed by Ashley Williams, the upcoming movie finds Tucker taking on the role of a fictional country music superstar seeking refuge from her career’s stress. When she heads to her grandmother’s farm in Tennessee,
Kane Brown is joining an all-genre lineup for the 2023 Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest early next year. The country star will perform on Saturday, Feb. 11 — the last day in the three-day event — on a bill topped by pop rock act Imagine Dragons. Taking place at the Footprint Center in Phoenix,
Born Nov. 30, 1975, in Fort Myers, Fla., Malinda Gayle McCready — better known as Mindy McCready — burst onto the country music scene in the mid-1990s with the release of her 1996 debut album, Ten Thousand Angels, on BNA Records. The record was a massive success, spawning four successful singles, including her first and only No.
Eight singers are closer to winning the top prize on Season 22 of The Voice after the latest show saw two artists eliminated from the competition. Team Blake’s Rowan Grace and Team Gwen’s Kique’s respective journeys came to an end after both singers delivered a last-chance performance in hopes to earn the sole Instant Save.
The Top 10 artists on The Voice returned on Monday night (Nov. 28) to resume taking the stage with solo performances. Dubbed “Fan Week,” the latest edition of the sing-off series spotlighted the fans, who were given the opportunity to select the song for each contestant. Brayden Lape of Team Blake was given the task
A very sad day in country music. It was recently confirmed that country singer/Red Dirt artist Jake Flint sadly passed away just hours after his wedding to wife Brenda on Sunday night. He was only 37 years old and was from Mounds, Oklahoma. Jake had tied the knot the day prior with new wife Brenda,
Morgan Myles has maintained her place as a front-runner on Season 22 of The Voice since her blind audition performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” which led to a four-chair-turn and a block on one of the coaches. And, on Monday night (Nov. 28), she reminded viewers why she is still standing as a finalist in
You’d be hard-pressed to find a musician who isn’t influenced by the Beatles. In fact, country artists especially have embraced the Fab Four’s songwriting, as a slew of genre legends — to name a few, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Steve Earle, Linda Ronstadt, and Willie Nelson – have put their spin
Without a doubt, Dolly Parton is one of the most iconic personalities of her generation. She has been the most admired and popular singer-songwriter in country music for several decades. RELATED: Ten Dolly Parton Songs You Shouldn’t Miss But in addition to her stunning voice and remarkable guitar playing, people have also fallen in love
When you’ve got Brandi Carlile and Allison Russell in your corner, you know you’ve got something special. Roberta Lea just crowdfunded her debut solo LP on Kickstarter, netting $22,000 – an extra $4000 beyond her original goal. Lea has been releasing music as she tours with the Black Opry Revue, usually alongside Jett Holden, Tylar
The family of late country music legend Loretta Lynn has supported a petition to rename a Kentucky park in her honor. Carla Engle, a longtime fan of Lynn’s, independently organized a Change.org petition to rename Paintsville Lake State Park in Paintsville, Ky., to Loretta Lynn State Park. Since its launch last month, shortly after Lynn’s death
Zach Bryan, Caamp and Hank Williams Jr. are set to headline Under the Big Sky Music, Rodeo and Roundup 2023. Located in scenic Whitefish, Mont., the eclectic festival will hold its fourth year of festivities on July 14-16. The three-day event will feature performances from a mix of rising artists and established acts from country, Americana, folk and beyond.
Die Hard and Walker Texas Ranger actor Clarence Gilyard has died. The 66-year-old may best be remembered for starring in nearly 200 episodes of the Chuck Norris adventure series on CBS as the title character’s partner and best friend. During the very first episode of Walker, Texas Ranger, actor Chuck Norris’ character is more than
In his first interview since he revealed his stomach cancer diagnosis in June, Toby Keith took a measured, but optimistic, long view of his future and eventual return to the road. “I’m thinking about getting back to fightin’ shape,” the singer explains to CMT Hot 20 Countdown’s Cody Alan. “I need a little bit of