This week we take a deep look at Americana artists, those artists on the fringes, some of them which are gaining mainstream radio airplay (Like Mumford & Sons) and some others (like Tim Culpepper, Teea Goans, The Lumineers and Paul Sikes), who should.
Take a listen to one of the great tunes from Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale's latest Patchwork River. This song showcases the chamelion-like ability of Lauderdale to sing a multitulde of roots music styles.
For only the fourth time in the last 15 years, George Strait failed to get a single, "Twang," inside of country music's Top 10. He looks to Return to the Top 10 with this single. Can this song, which Jim Lauderdale co-wrote with Blaine Larsen & Jimmy Ritchey, get him there?
Lee Ann scrapped a whole album's worth of material in favor of of the stuff on "Call Me Crazy." Did she make a wise decision or should we really call her crazy? The album artwork may point to the latter more than the former.