Writer on country music and fear for Holler, The Line Of Best Fit, Nashville Over Here, Rough Trade magazine and Riposte. Also a singer and songwriter with The Boy Least Likely To and Legends Of Country. Lives in London.
In 16 years, Underwood has built an enduring legacy, cementing herself as one of the biggest country music stars of her generation. Holler takes the opportunity to rank a few of the musical highlights from her incredible career, one that doesn’t look like slowing down any time soon.
Florida Georgia Linotype? Chalkboard Psychopath? Holler investigates ten of the most widely used font styles in country music to discover the secrets behind the typefaces. Here are ten fonts and the truth.
The third album from Esther Rose - her first for Full Time Hobby - is a harmony drenched alt-country heartbreak record. While augmenting her lap steel and fiddle with glossy mountain-top folk-pop, she dives headfirst into her most introspective and deeply personal songs thus far.
‘The Storyteller’, Tom T. Hall, passed away on August 20, 2021. Here, we look back at his life through the songs that made him one of the greatest country songwriters of all time. You could start anywhere with his work, but if you’re going to start somewhere, these essentials are as good a place as any.
The songs Crystal Gayle recorded broke the ground for artists like Kacey Musgraves to walk on today. As Countrypolitan crossed over into the pop mainstream, Gayle was pushing it a step further with a soft pop sound that was like nothing else in country music at the time.
Country music in Nigeria begins the way it pretty much begins everywhere – with the blue yodel of Jimmie Rodgers.
The Dream was an almost perfect slice of traditionalist country when it came out a year ago, so all that the five new songs on Living The Dream can do is drag out the dessert course a little bit longer - but it’s one worth more than worth sticking around for. This deluxe edition is more than just a cherry on top.