COVER FEATURE: DOLLY PARTON
From ‘Backwoods Barbie’ to iconic one-woman industry, a candid and hilarious Dolly Parton tells Country Music Magazine about her struggles, triumphs and why she’s not about to quit any time soon: “I’ll sell records out of the trunk of my car if I have to!”
BUCK OWENS: On the release of his biography Buck ‘Em! we celebrate the life, career and legacy of The King Of The Bakersfield Sound.
JIMMIE RODGERS: The inside story of The Father of Country Music’s 1927 classic, Blue Yodel [T For Texas].
SHOVELS & ROPE: The award winning ‘accidental band’ on the circumstances that led to their critically acclaimed album, O’ Be Joyful.
JIMMY WEBB: Writing classics for Glen Campbell. Raising hell with Richard Harris. The genius behind Wichita Lineman and McArthur Park looks back on a life of songwriting and excess.
SAMANTHA CRAIN: Thanks to a burning urge to see the world and tell stories, Samantha Crain fell into songwriting without really meaning to. Now she’s one of the States’ most intriguing young voices.
SPADE COOLEY: A day-by-day account of The King Of Western Swing’s spectacular fall from grace after murdering his wife Ella Mae Evans. Read about the trial that shocked a nation; and why a future US President stepped in to save Cooley’s neck.
REVEREND HORTON HEAT: To mark the release of the band’s new album Rev, frontman Jim Heath talks about the original country and rockabilly shredders – Jimmy Bryant, Chet Atkins and more - that inspire him.
HOWE GELB: The Giant Sand man gets deep about the writing of his new album, The Coincidentalist.
THE BAND PERRY: Nashville’s hottest trio talk about the relentless drive and time spent on the road that led to their million-selling album, Pioneer.
WILLIE NELSON: Our guide to bagging the best of the Red-Headed Stranger.
INTERVIEWED! Suzy Bogguss, Trent Dabbs & Amy Stroup, Lindi Ortega, Danny & The Champions Of The World, The Tillers, Stefani Reeder, Audrey Auld, Tim Grimm, The Cadillac Three, Possessed By Paul James, Slaid Cleaves and Laura Cantrell.
REVIEWS: The latest albums, reissues, DVDs and books reviewed and rated.
MAKING THE SCENE IN 2014! Your 12-track CD featuring the freshest cuts from breakthrough artists like The Tillers, Turnpike Troubadours, Samantha Crain, Possessed By Paul James, Lindi Ortega, Danny & The Champions Of The World, The Cadillac Three and more!