Paul Sexton’s country credentials include being one of the first UK journalists to interview Shania Twain and Taylor Swift, during a career in which he has written for all the quality national UK press and broadcast extensively on BBC Radio 2 and elsewhere.
It's impossible to overstate what The Band did to bring rural North American musical tradition and time-honoured instrumentation into the rock world. To celebrate their legacy and the 50th anniversary re-release of The Band's third album Stage Fright, Holler took on the (rather daunting) task of capturing their lightning in ten momentous instalments.
With such a prolific discography, many wonderful treasures can be lost to time, so here we offer a deep dive past the linemen and the cowboys, glorious as they are, to offer a chronological selection of ten lesser-known diamonds from the Glen Campbell jewel box.
The UK-hailing singer-songwriter will release a five-track EP on April 17th that will be exclusive to Bandcamp.
Lee Ann Womack has always gone with her gut. She blew into Nashville as a Texas traditionalist who knew how to meet the business halfway, going as commercial as necessary to land on the radio while staying true to the history and craft of the music she lived and breathed.
While far greater stardom and albums with bigger hits were to come, The Silver Tongued Devil and I was widely received as even better than Kristofferson's greatest hits of a debut.