Country music may be back in the saddle on the New York dial with Nash FM. But here at Soundcheck, country music was always in the saddle. Here are some of our favorites from the recent past:
Laura Cantrell is a Nashville native turned New York singer songwriter. She’s prepping a new album at the moment, but her last record paid tribute to one of the great women of country music, Kitty Wells.
The Devil Makes Three is a bluegrass trio. Sort of. Just don’t expect songs about catching rabbits or foggy mountains. Do expect songs about drug abuse, gunplay, advertising and other forms of bad behavior.
Country singer and songwriter Darrell Scott has penned Top 40 hits for Travis Tritt and the Dixie Chicks, was tapped by Robert Plant for his “Band of Joy,” and wrote the modern Appalachian classic "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive” – which has turned up multiple times on the FX show “Justified.”
Singer-songwriter Jace Everett grew up playing country music in church in Texas and later moved to the twang-capital of the nation: Nashville. But his most famous song is actually connected with vampires in Louisiana – he wrote "Bad Things," theme song for the HBO series “True Blood.”