The death of traditional country music may have been overstated. These 18 country singers are proving there is still allegiance to a less pop-friendly brand of twang. They also prove fans often need to go looking for it.
Aaron Watson includes a song about immigration on his new Vaquero album. "Clear Isabel" and its 90-second interlude "Mariano's Dream" are the centerpiece of a 16-song album. The timing of the singer's message is not coincidence.
Aaron Watson is closer to 40 than 20 and recognizes that there's a responsibility that comes with each new album he releases. Vaquero (Feb. 24) is his 13th studio album, the follow-up to the historic, chart-topping The Underdog from 2015. There's pressure, but not the kind you might think.
Country on the River ended the anticipation on Thursday, releasing its full lineup for this year’s festival on Aug. 3-5 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Joining headliners Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker and Justin Moore are Randy Houser, Eli Young Band, Brothers Osborne, Colt Ford, Maddie and Tae, Tho…