Country Music

Can Country Music Adapt Following Its Racial Reckoning?

Despite more Black Country music artists thriving, the genre still has a race problem. Can country music adapt to keep… Read More

March 11, 2021

“That’s Some White Privilege”: Singer Lady A Addresses Band Lady A’s Lawsuit Against Her Over Name

Lady Antebellum changed their name to Lady A in June, to make it more "inclusive" amid the injustices occurring against… Read More

July 9, 2020

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Is Nominated For a Country Music Award

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lil Nas X (@lilnasx) on Aug 26, 2019 at… Read More

August 29, 2019

Watch Childish Gambino Put a Gospel Twist on the ’90s Country Classic “Lost in You”

Childish Gambino covers a country classic. Fresh off the massive success of The Lion King, Donald Glover has returned to… Read More

July 30, 2019

Wu-Tang Clan Becomes First Hip-Hop Act to Headline Legendary Country Music Venue

The rap group made history at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Wu-Tang Clan just made history. On Sunday (June 9), the rap… Read More

June 10, 2019

Watch Lil Nas X’s Star-Studded Movie for “Old Town Road” Yee-haw. Lil Nas X just released the official video for "Old Town Road," and it's actually a mini movie.… Read More

May 17, 2019

Watch Lil Nas X Respond to Dave East Calling “Old Town Road” Wack "I do not give a fuck about what Dave East is saying." During an interview with the Zach Sang… Read More

April 23, 2019

Young Thug Recorded a Remix to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”

  Yee-haw. Young Thug is the latest artist to join the "Old Town Road" phenomenon. The Atlanta rapper posted a… Read More

April 9, 2019

The internet is Going Crazy Over Billy Ray Cyrus’ Remix to Lil Nas X’ “Old Town Road”

  View this post on Instagram   BILLY FUCKIN RAY!!! 🐎⚡️ A post shared by Lil Nas X (@lilnasx) on… Read More

April 5, 2019

Lil Nas X Gets Country Stamp of Approval With Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road” Remix

  While fans and critics continue to the longwinded debate over whether "Old Town Road" is a country song or… Read More

April 4, 2019

Is Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Hip-Hop or Country? The Answer Is: Both

After Billboard removed the rising artist’s viral track from its Hot Country Songs chart, a discussion about the technical and… Read More

March 29, 2019

Billboard Removes Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” From Hot Country Songs Chart *sad cowboy emoji* Lil Nas X's viral country-trap hit "Old Town Road" has been removed from Billboard's Hot Country… Read More

March 26, 2019

From DeFord Bailey to Ray Charles to Solange: The Long Lineage of Black Country Singers Making Pop Music

An extensive examination of Black country singers and their lasting impact on artistry, from the 1920s to modern day. At… Read More

March 26, 2019

According to a New Study Rap Music is the Genre That Mentions Drugs the Least

Since its rise in popularity in the late '80s, rap music has gotten a bum rap. For years, the complaints… Read More

April 26, 2017