SOUTH 93.5 COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS

Jason Isbell Claims Top Album Slot With Something More Than Free

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 -- 6:43 pm EDT

Man, are the charts popping this week! Finally. Americana favorite Jason Isbell edges out the mighty Alan Jackson to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart, and Brantley Gilbert’s “One Hell of an Amen” ascends to the peak of the country airplay rankings, climaxing a 37-week climb. By Nielsen SoundScan’s count, Isbell’s album,... Read more »

 

Kacey Musgraves to Perform at Farm Aid

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 -- 4:38 pm EDT

Ten years ago, Kenny Chesney took the Farm Aid stage in Chicago to help Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews do something to help farmers thrive. Now it’s Kacey Musgraves‘ turn to represent modern country music at Farm Aid. Musgraves will be appearing at the music and food festival in Chicago on... Read more »

 

How to Properly Jam at the Oregon Jamboree

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 -- 4:30 pm EDT

Forget Sweet Home, Alabama. For country music fans, it’s all about Sweet Home, Oregon, for the Oregon Jamboree taking place Friday through Sunday (July 31-Aug. 2). Never heard of the place? Well, it’s about to be all over your map as some the biggest names in country music trek up to picturesque northwest town for... Read more »

 

Alan Jackson’s Blue Plate Obsession

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 -- 2:03 pm EDT

Whenever a big star does this feature in Us Weekly, you know it’s going to be pretty revealing. But when a guy like Alan Jackson — who has been at this country music gig for decades — does it, even better. Because even though we’ve all been reading about Jackson for years, it seems like... Read more »

 

Garthmania Set to Take Over Dallas

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 -- 11:05 am EDT

Dallas, do you feel the love from Garth Brooks? Well, you should. In September, you’ll be getting face time with him. Brooks has announced seven shows taking place Sept. 17-22 at Dallas’ American Airlines Arena. More than 100,000 tickets were sold the first day they went on sale. Is it just me, or are, you,... Read more »

 

Luke Bryan’s Attitude of Gratitude

Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 5:24 pm EDT

When someone like Luke Bryan gets to the top of his country music game, it’s easy to think it’s just about his good looks, his great music or some kind of combination of the two. But it’s not. Not 100 percent, anyway. I think it is all about Bryan’s attitude. “So many people get record... Read more »

 

Little Big Town Canceling Additional Concerts

Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 1:55 pm EDT

You know when a band tweets simply, “(Please watch),” and adds eight sad emojis, the news is not good. So when Little Big Town shared a video on Sunday (July 26), with tape over Jimi Westbrook’s mouth, I had a feeling it was to make the kind of announcement nobody wants to hear: That because... Read more »

 

Florida Georgia Line “All About Positive Vibes”

Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 1:41 pm EDT

Just when you think you know a guy. I thought I had Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley kind of figured out. Then he does this interview with the Washington Post and says he and his bandmate Tyler Hubbard are “all about positive vibes over here.” Really? So I guess he’s not the bad boy I... Read more »

 

Dale Watson Glides and Grooves on Call Me Insane

Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 1:04 pm EDT

Dale Watson‘s Call Me Insane glides (“Everybody’s Somebody in Luckenbach, Texas”) and grooves (“One Day at a Time”) with endless energy. Watson has been touring relentless this month to promote the album, including recent shows in New York City, Boston, Detroit and, on Wednesday, a sold-out show at Nashville’s Station Inn. He’s back in Texas... Read more »

 

Chris Young and the Muscle Cars That Built Him

Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 4:08 pm EDT

One of the stars of Chris Young’s new “I’m Comin’ Over” video is a Dodge Challenger. His Dodge Challenger. Young wanted to use his own car in the video because is — and always has been — “a muscle-car guy.” “My first car — when I was in high school — was a twice-wrecked 1989... Read more »