Music

Among the things that sets America apart from other countries are its individual states. Each state has its own distinct history and characteristics and famous songwriters from every state have often...
Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935. Nicknamed the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Elvis left an indelible mark on popular culture that endures to this day. He also permanently changed popular...
What’s a great song? It’s not necessarily something we can define, but we know a great song when we hear one. Great songs never get old. They endure throughout the years, enjoyed by...
Success can be fleeting for popular musicians. Even those artists who release multiple hits often fall out of public favor because of changing tastes or professional reasons, such as inactivity....
Every generation has its musical icons. Paul Simon could have been talking about himself when he said in his 1986 song “The Boy in the Bubble” that “every generation throws a hero up the pop...
Movies will not be the same without music. Imagine watching “The Graduate” without the folk-rock of Simon & Garfunkel. The songs in some movies, especially in the 21st century, have often...
Rock and roll has been a huge cultural force since it burst upon the musical scene in the 1950s. Not only has it dramatically altered the evolution of popular music, it has influenced fashion, human...
Winning a Grammy award is considered to be among the highest achievements in the music industry. Surprisingly, some Grammy winners have exceptionally short careers as popular entertainers. Artists...
The Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, or the CMAs, are one of country music’s most distinguished events. Along with recognizing the talents of specific artists, songs, and music videos,...
The world of country music has not been spared the effects of the novel coronavirus that is disrupting lives throughout the world. Many events have been canceled and many artists, including Willie...
The Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which recognize excellence in country music, aired live Wednesday, Nov. 11, on ABC Television Network. Country star Reba McEntire hosted for a fifth time,...
No music genre has evolved more than country music. From its bluegrass origins, country music has been sliced and diced into country pop, the Nashville sound, outlaw country, cowpunk, bro-country,...
Combining elements of rhythm and blues, country, jazz, and gospel, rock music has had a strong cultural impact throughout America and the world since its inception in the 1940s and 1950s. In the...
While the popularity of listening to entire albums straight through has waned in recent years, musicians continue to release music in this format. Certain artists’ albums are exceptionally popular...
Today’s birthdays include one of Donald Trump’s ex-wives, the daughter of one of the most famous rock stars in history, and one of the best known British actors in the world. The list also has a...