Annie Parnell is a music and pop culture writer based in Richmond, Virginia. Her writing and reporting has appeared in PopMatters, We Are The Mutants, Country Queer, and WTJU.
Artist to Watch: Stephanie Jacques on Healing Pain Through Music
The Bay Area-native discusses her new single "Suburbia," her EP project 'Miles Jean,' and her path from opera to the NBA before finding a home in Nashville.
These 10 Experimental 2021 Releases Took Folk and Americana to New Heights
This year, folk and Americana artists have been using familiar sounds to create bolder work than ever before.
Lavender Country Announce First Album in 40 Years, Share Updated ‘I Can’t Shake the Stranger Out of You’
'Blackberry Rose and Other Songs and Sorrows' comes out via Don Giovanni Records on Feb. 18.
Allison Russell, Old Crow Medicine Show and More Added to MerleFest 2022 Lineup
The artists join an already impressive lineup that features Emmylou Harris, Rissi Palmer, Greensky Bluegrass, Jim Lauderdale, and more.
Rosa Hawkins, Singer of The Dixie Cups, Dies at 76
Hawkins was an original member of The Dixie Cups, who earned a No. 1 hit in 1964 with "Chapel of Love."
Emmylou Harris, Greensky Bluegrass, Rissi Palmer and More to Play Merlefest 2022
An impressive mix of artists has been announced for the North Carolina festival, set for this April.
Inaugural Earl Scruggs Music Festival Announced for 2022
After delays due to COVID-19, the first ever Earl Scruggs Music Festival is finally set for its debut.
Randy Travis Re-Releasing ‘An Old Time Christmas’ With New Songs
'An Old Time Christmas (Deluxe Edition)' will feature never-before-heard tracks.
Willie Nelson Urges Fans to Save America’s Wild Horses in Open Letter
"Wild horses, like other wild animals, were meant to be wild and free," says Nelson.
Chris Stapleton, Tom Morello Team Up to Fight ‘The War Inside’ [Listen]
The roots-rock epic is a compelling anthem that illustrates the pain of dealing with isolation and mental health struggles.
Luke Bryan’s New Single, ‘Up,’ Feels Like Home [Listen]
"It talks about what I love and what’s dear to me," the country superstar says.
Garth Brooks’ Dive Bar Tour Will Return in 2021
He'll still be on the road for fans to enjoy, despite the pandemic.