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Loretta Lynn

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    September 2, 2014

    Welcome to Country Music Time Machine

    Country music has an interesting relationship with current events. Unlike other forms of pop that deal with one form of fantasy or another -- starlets forever falling in love with that guy who is just out of reach; aspiring rappers' dreams of a ghetto-fabulous lifestyle, for example -- country draw ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Rolling Stone's Ridiculous Top 100 Country Songs: The Second Half

    Given the spread and the appeal-to-all-age-groups nature of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time," the possibility that the list was computer-generated seems more and more likely. Either that, or Rolling Stone is farming out its country blog to Best in Texas magazine? There are ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Reba at Reliant Stadium, 3/6/2014

    Reba (McEntire) Reliant Stadium March 6, 2014 Country stars facing a certain age inevitably come to a point where they can either continue chasing chart success or consolidate their style into a brand, using the showbiz capital they've accumulated to explore other interests and opportunities. For R ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Hickoids, Fat Tony, Houston Global Jam, etc.

    The Hickoids Rudyard's, August 23 To borrow the song's title, the Hickoids followed the style of drug-ridden, disheveled rock and roll the Rolling Stones perfected on Exile on Main Street all down the line. Formed in the mid-'80s by fellow Ramones fans Jeff Smith and Davy Jones, the San Antonio ban ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Carrie Underwood, Filter, Paramore, etc.

    Carrie Underwood Toyota Center, April 23 Seemingly shoved off the queen-of-country throne by Taylor Swift's ascendancy, Carrie Underwood may have taken the title right back now that Swift has crossed over completely into the pop realm. No one will ever mistake Underwood for Loretta Lynn, of course, ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Top 10 Musicians Who Have Written Children's Books

    Today is International Children's Book Day, celebrated every April 2 on the birthday of Little Mermaid author Hans Christian Andersen. It's a day to honor the joy of reading to your children (which I do with Lovecraft because, well, I'm kind of a bad person), and some wonderful musicians have gotten ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: Rebelution, Graveyard, Every Time I Die, Walker Lukens, Etc.

    Rebelution With J Boog, Hot Rain House Of Blues, Friday, 8 p.m., February 22 For a clue on just how much Rebelution must love ganja, beyond even the exquisitely explicit "So High" on its 2012 release Peace of Mind, consider that the Santa Barbara reggae-pop crew also issued acoustic and dub version ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Blues Control, Loretta Lynn, The xx, etc.

    Blues Control Mango's, February 8 Blues Control's Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse make a tremendous clatter with keyboards, guitars and synths. The Queens, N.Y., duo started grabbing cool-kid support way before last year's Drag City effort Valley Tangents, which built on their already kaleidoscopic bod ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    May 17, 2012
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    February 2, 2012

    Together Always: Country Duets for Valentine's Day

    Maybe it's because I'm a Libra, but I believe that everything in life should be as harmonious as possible-love, especially. Duets might be the ultimate musical testament to such a theory. I'm not talking about the resonance that's created when a woman is vacuuming while her man watches television. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    With a Rebel Yell: 10 Rockers Gone Country

    Photo by Matthew KeeverAaron Lewis at the Verizon Wireless Theater in 2010.​When Staind singer Aaron Lewis rolls into Verizon Wireless Theater tomorrow night, odds are he'll leave his mudshuvel back at the hotel. As modern rock radio turns to the next generation of angst, the former Fred Durs ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011
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    October 31, 2011

    Last Night: Zac Brown Band at the Woodlands

    Photos by Marco Torres​Aftermath has heard a decent amount of entertaining segues at concerts. Most concert segues are awkward and some are funny, but this one from Zac Brown's last night was the most country shit we've ever heard: "Sometimes you have to fight the chicken when you're a man." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    2 Become 1: Musical Match-Ups We'd Like To See

    ​Kanye "Hitler" West and Jay-Z released their (overused music writer word alert) epic Watch the Throne album this week, to mostly great reviews. This fall the first fruits from the recently announced Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration should be on the store shelves, which still sorta weirds us o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Lyrical Life Lessons: Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned

    straightpinkie.com​Blame it on the humidity, but there's something about Houston that makes women go off the deep end. In fact, the Bayou City is home to three of the past decade's most notorious female-perpetrated crimes. There was Dr. Clara Harris (2002), who responded to the news of her hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Rocks Off's Fantasy RodeoHouston Lineup

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & RodeoGeorge Strait in 1996​If you walk through Reliant Center, hanging from the ceiling are banners listing almost every musical performer RodeoHouston has hosted since the '60s. The names reflect the hallowed history of country and fleeting fancies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Who's Too Old To Rock & Roll?

    ​It's entirely possible that the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney will each go on tour this year. With ages ranging from 63 to 69 among the four remaining core Stones, the band is obviously the oldest continuing touring rock act, capable of breaking ticket records almost 50 years into the gam ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010

    Midnight Flyer

    Amber Digby, honky-tonk traditionalist, is a busy woman.

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    October 28, 2010

    Taylor Swift's Ten Best Disses On Speak Now

    ​Taylor Swift has just released her third, and angriest, album, Speak Now. It's an alternately aggressive and poppy turn for the country girl, who is quickly shedding any previous genre trappings and very much becoming one of the pop industry's biggest stars. She combines female conviction wit ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010
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    March 11, 2010

    He Said She Said: "Dear Penis" And Other Country Comedy Classics

    ​ Aside from all the epic cheating, drinking and fighting songs country music has given us, one of the best things it does is make us laugh. Apart from all the crying and cussing, there is a whole deal of laughing going on. This year at RodeoHouston, there aren't many performers on the humorous si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind, February: Killers Kill, Annuals Amuse, Hammered at Hank III, Spewing Slipknot and More

    Mark C. Austin​ The Killers, Verizon Wireless Theater, February 2: "The general knock on the Killers is that they've achieved their relatively lofty position by standing on the shoulders of giants, which may well be true. But Monday night they showed that in reaching for the stars, they have yet t ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Five Musicians Who'd Make Better Vampires than Those Sparkly Twilight Douchebags

    ​New Moon, the second movie in the Twilight series, hits theaters this week, and even though the trailers alone have us ready to put it on our "Worst of 2009" lists ("Jake! NOOOO!"), there's no denying the movie is going to make more money than an underaged prostitute at a Promise Keepers conventi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Lone Star Scorecard: All Tanya Tucker Edition

    ​The history of country music - or any music until recent years, for that matter - is largely represented by men, with female artists popping up more and more frequently as time passed and concert/record promoters realized there was a market for women in the business. In country, you started with ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Another Rock Mag Bites The Dust: Performing Songwriter Says Goodbye

    Print publications focusing on music continue to fall like pine trees in a hurricane. The latest to close its doors is 16-year-old Performing Songwriter. Editor/publisher Lydia Hutchison announced Wednesday that the June issue would be the last. The magazine joins No Depression, Blender and Count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Tonight: Carrie Rodriguez and Jubal Lee Young at Conroe's Free First Thursday

    Carrie Rodriguez kicks of Conroe's free First Thursdays concert series tonight. After a long tenure as a duet with hall-of-fame-quality songwriter Chip Taylor, Rodriguez struck out on her own last year with She Ain't Me. The album is very much in a Patty Griffin vein, but the title track would d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Aftermath: Reba McEntire at RodeoHouston

    Reba McEntire is the closest modern country will ever get to the artistic heights of its pioneering female vocalists. Sure Tanya Tucker had her run but the booze, powders and Glen Campbell took their toll. Shania Twain was just a Nashville/Pat Benatar Frankenstein project. And all the others were B- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Aftermath: Loretta Lynn at Arena Theatre

    Loretta Lynn came to the stage Saturday night swathed in a baby-blue evening gown the likes of which haven't been seen in country music since before Taylor Swift was even in a twinkle in her father's eye. At age 74, the "Blue Kentucky Girl" still packs a room, and her following is still as ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009
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    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2008

    Mick Jagger meets Gilley's

    Some Girls Ride Bulls

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    July 3, 2008
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    May 22, 2008
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    October 18, 2007

    Kentucky Club

    Kentucky Cocktail

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Give Us a Hand

    If there’s one thing we learned from the Press’ recent H-Town 100 list, it’s that Houston has produced a lot of great songs. If there’s another thing we learned, it’s that lists – of anything, but since this is the music blog we’ll stick with songs – can sure draw a lot of comments v ... More >>

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    February 20, 2007

    Catfish Reef: Happy Woman Blues

    Lucinda Williams Happy Woman Blues Smithsonian-Folkways Way back in 1980, long before she was on all those magazine covers, long before the Grammys and all the other accolades and her status among the NPR set, the woman who would be the Queen of Americana made this gentle, rootsy and unassuming li ... More >>

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Lucinda Williams

    West Lost Highway

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    October 19, 2006
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    November 17, 2005

    Neil Diamond; Bobby Bare

    12 Songs; The Moon Was Blue

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    October 20, 2005
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    August 25, 2005

    Coal Miner Mother of a Mess

    In which we call bullshit on J.T. LeRoy's "essay" in the Oxford American's music issue

  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    She's Gone (Away from) Country

    But Tift Merritt's latest release, Tambourine, is up for Best Country Album

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    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    Loretta Lynn

    Van Lear Rose (Interscope)

  • Music

    February 19, 2004

    Loretta Lynn

    Sunday, February 22

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Karen Poston

    Wednesday, November 21

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Chalee Tennison

    This Woman's Heart (Asylum)

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    November 26, 1998
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