Ann Powers appears in the following:
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Wedding songs are hard, but marriage songs are harder. In this one, Isbell confronts reality, the downsides of shared days and the resilience that helps a couple overcome them.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
With the release of his debut solo album, the former boy band singer Harry Styles is getting credit for a smooth transition from teen pop to rock and roll. As if you could ever separate the two.
Monday, May 15, 2017
On her new album, Wrangled, Presley fearlessly addresses a country music milieu that, in her view, is downright hostile to women who speak their minds. Hear an interview and performance.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Nominations for the 2017 Americana Honors & Awards were announced Tuesday. Hear interviews and performances from some of the nominees, including the Drive-By Truckers and Sturgill Simpson.
Friday, May 05, 2017
For his new album, the country legend-in-the-making and his wife recorded fresh versions of songs culled from his years as a highly regarded Nashville songwriter. Hear their interview with World Cafe.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Amanfu's sung with everyone from the Nashville Symphony Chorus to Kelly Clarkson to Jack White. Hear her perform unreleased songs with the instrumental duo Steelism.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Adele, Pearl Jam, The Avett Brothers, Dolly Parton and 10 more beloved musicians cover songs from Carlile's revered album, The Story.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Worsham's the guy many country music lovers love the most. With his new album, Beginning Of Things, it's time for the rest of the world to catch up.
Friday, April 14, 2017
The NPR Music staff spent Friday morning listening to the rapper's new album. Here are eight reactions to what will likely go down as one of the best albums of 2017.
Friday, April 14, 2017
"Broken Halos" is the first taste of From A Room: Volume 1.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
With his wry, subtle wit intact, the Nashville mainstay embraces great playing, sophisticated lyricism and the insight that comes from being the guy in the room who sits back and takes it all in.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Alabama's humid sense of wonder runs through The Secret Sisters' third album, You Don't Own Me Anymore. Visual folk artists Butch Anthony and John Henry Toney appear in the duo's new video.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
By day, this Nashville transplant is a music therapist; by night, she's a soul singer with a compassionate, uplifting voice.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Chuck Berry's life story includes serious mistreatment of women, but fully reckoning with his legacy means also acknowledging the women and girls who made his groundbreaking rock and roll possible.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Cousins becomes of part of the vast, rocky coastline of Nova Scotia in an exquisite black and white video for the songwriter's meditation on loss and loneliness.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Hear a session with the walking, talking, singing, guitar-slinging repository of American popular music in advance of his new album, Way Out West.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
On her new album, Alynda Segarra embeds the rhythms of the Latinx diaspora to explore the saga of a people displaced through exile, segregation and gentrification.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Music City is home to a growing community of immigrants and refugees from the Middle East, including this Syrian father-and-son duo.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Alex Caress' band makes classic country music with a sassy and subtly political twist.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Krauss discusses her latest solo album, Windy City, and what she's learned about collaboration in the years since her last recording project.