Country Music

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Has the singer left behind the rough, rowdy and rocking sound that has been his signature? Read more

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Lepien’s solid songwriting, just glossy enough production and distinct but familiar vocal phrasing put him in serious contention for national attention. Read more

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'The Bakersfield Sound' is a magnificently authoritative 10-CD box set celebrating the country music scene that coalesced in the environs of Bakersfield, California. Read more

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Hank Williams was the star of the 1949 Nashville radio program “The Health & Happiness Show,” and the music preserved on this rare collection caught him in some of his finest moments. Read more

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Country music returns to the Amphitheater with headliner Jason Aldean. For a different spin on Americana, check out Brandi Carlile at BMO Harris Pavilion. Milwaukee is well represented by metallic trio Ahab’s Ghost at the Rebel Stage. Read more

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The country star paid homage to his influences as he became the first headliner to do two consecutive nights at the Fiserv. Read more

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Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys discusses the group’s gospel-inspired new album. Read more

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Phil Lesh & Friends, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Dawes and Trapper Schoepp will join the country legend. Read more

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The country singer will perform with Dustin Lynch and Russell Dickerson Read more

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The Milwaukee/Madison band’s sophomore LP is a slick tribute to the twang-drenched spirit of classic country. Read more

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The foremother of Americana dug deep for an often-emotional concert at the Pabst Theater. Read more

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Ryan Necci credits Field Report’s Chris Porterfield for giving him the nudge he needed to write Buffalo Gospel’s moving sophomore record. Read more

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Ahead of his Pabst Theater show, Steve Earle talks about the album that reshaped his career. Read more

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The sorrow most associated with country and bluegrass is more often derived from romantic heartbreak and sentimentality than the sadness Joseph Huber proffers on The Suffering Stage. Read more

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Justin Townes Earle demonstrated more than a few similarities with his father during his feisty set. Read more

Concert Reviews

If you can get past the cheesy cover and lead-off title track, you’ll discover that Life’s A Party—the new album from Milwaukee singer-songwriter/guitarist Jackie Brown and her band—is a smooth and sophisticated blend of catchy pop, rock an... Read more

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Country journeyman Kinky Friedman delivered a night of bawdy laughs and pervasive sadness at his return to Shank Hall. Read more

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Milwaukee’s Alyssia Dominguez incorporates her Hispanic roots into the pop end of country for a sound that seems poised for popularity. Given the mariachi brass in Johnny Cash’s �,Album Reviews Read more

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Summerfest has announced the closing night concert at its American Family Insurance Amphitheater, and it's one of those "if you've never seen them before, now's your chance" kind of bills. Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and their respective bands will l.. Read more

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Country veteran Marty Stuart proved to be a generous bandleader at his honky-tonk-heavy show at The Rave’s bar venue. Read more

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