TONY BENNETT After releasing more than 70 albums in six decades, Tony Bennett continues to dazzle audiences worldwide.
DIERKS BENTLEY “The last year’s been a blur of asphalt, recording studios and songwriting,” says Arizona native Dierks Bentley, 36. “It’s hard work, but I love what I do. Every record you make, you have to pour more of yourself into it.”
KRISTIN CHENOWETH Tony and Emmy Award-winning performer Kristin Chenoweth’s debut country album, Some Lessons Learned, shares her love affair with Southern culture and the music of her youth.
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter spent most of the Nineties as country radio’s renaissance woman.
EMMYLOU HARRIS Country Music Hall of Fame performer Emmylou Harris, long heralded as a champion for human rights, serves as chairwoman of the HRC Nashville Equality Dinner on Feb. 25, 2012.
JANIS IAN Ian is the songwriter and performer of Grammy Hall of Fame compositions “At Seventeen” and “Society’s Child.”
INDIGO GIRLS In an interview with Out & About Newspaper, Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls offers her thoughts on the current state of gay rights and the duo’s secrets of success.
JAMEY JOHNSON Jamey Johnson prefers to let his music do the talking. On The Guitar Song, he performs faithful covers of country classics (“Set ‘Em Up Joe” and “Mental Revenge”) and flashes his own pen on a series of first-rate songs.
LADY ANTEBELLUM Lady Gaga’s outlandish outfits may have been the talk of the Grammy Awards earlier this year, but she was upstaged that night by another Lady: Lady Antebellum.
LISA LAMPANELLI Lisa Lampanelli bills herself as the Loveable Queen of Mean, a fun and friendly personality who has a witty way with the truth.
K.D. LANG When Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter k.d. lang performs at Ryman Auditorium Oct. 3, she will offer 25 years of hits to her adoring audience.
AMOS LEE With his fourth album, Mission Bell, folk-pop singer-songwriter Amos Lee has been propelled into the national consciousness. The album, defined by his raspy, soulful voice, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 earlier this month.
LIFEHOUSE Since their 2001 monster hit “Hanging by a Moment,” Lifehouse has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. But the big numbers are just a byproduct of the band’s vision.
LITTLE BIG TOWN Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town speaks about the band’s new album, A Place to Land, and gives a taste of what fans can expect from the band as they rejoin the ranks of major-label acts.
PATTY LOVELESS After a three-year absence from the country music scene, a revived Patty Loveless has returned with a brand new album featuring her versions of country classics called Sleepless Nights.
SHELBY LYNNE Gifted with one of the greatest voices in pop music, Shelby Lynne has been a critical favorite since her debut single in 1988. That song, “If I Could Bottle This Up,” a duet with Country Music Hall of Fame member, George Jones, established her as one of Music Row’s most promising talents.
AARON NEVILLE Aaron Neville, with a nagging twinge of melancholy in his piercing tenor, has been one of popular music’s best song stylists since his debut in the 1960s.
KELLIE PICKLER “Where’s Tammy Wynette when you need her?” sings Kellie Pickler on the opening cut of her third and latest album, 100 Proof. The tune refers to a broken love affair, but Pickler might just as well be pointing the question toward modern-day country music itself.
GRACE POTTER Vermont native and Nashville favorite Grace Potter, a grounded young star with an intense personality, inhabits the stage with her own gypsy style—-cocksure and elegant, feisty and smoldering. Her songs outline the hard realities of lovestruck and volatile souls yearning for redemption from their hormonal woes.
CORINNE BAILEY RAE Corinne Bailey Rae releases The Love, a five-song EP of her favorite R&B and pop songs from the 1960s and 1970s.
MARTY STUART Widely acclaimed as one of country music’s greatest warriors, Marty Stuart turned a childhood obsession into a lifelong career filled with hit records and collaborations with numerous Nashville legends.
JOSH TURNER With his first single, 2003’s “Long Black Train,” Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Josh Turner enthralled country fans with his distinctive voice and deeply-moving songs about real, rural life.
CHELY WRIGHT Country music singer-songwriter and out lesbian Chely Wright will serve as a main attraction at this year’s Nashville Film Festival. Her feature-length documentary Wish Me Away premieres on April 15 with an encore presentation on April 17.
ZZ TOP For their first full-length album in nearly a decade, veteran rockers ZZ Top decided to work with famed producer Rick Rubin.
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