Amy McCarthy is a food writer and country music critic who splits time between Dallas and Houston. Her music writing is regularly featured in the Houston Press and has also appeared in Texas Monthly, Salon, VICE, Playboy, and Pitchfork.
2 days ago | Country Music
Even after spending more than four decades outside of Texas, Houston has always lived deeply inside Rodney Crowell’s bones. From his seminal 2001 album The Houston Kid to “East Houston Blues,” which appears on 2017’s Close Ties, Crowell has essent...
6 days ago | Country Music
It’s no secret that Texas is home (or at least the birthplace of) to some of the world’s best and most talented country musicians, but Houston seems to be an especially fertile ground for growing a particularly strong crop of artists. The city can...
13 days ago | Country Music
The former Drive-By Trucker's new album quietly urges a revamp of an identity that has too long been associated with bigotry and close-mindedness.
20 days ago | Country Music
"I feel forced into making music, but for me it is a positive thing."
21 days ago | Country Music
It’s high time the Baywatch star starts singing more Drake White and Sturgill Simpson songs on Instagram.