Jewly Hight

Jewly Hight appears in the following:

Songs We Love: Gillian Welch, 'Dry Town (Demo)'

Friday, September 30, 2016

Welch celebrates Revival's 20th anniversary with a two-disc set of unreleased songs. "I have always learned more from other artists' imperfect works than from their masterpieces," she says.


First Listen: Brent Cobb, 'Shine On Rainy Day'

Thursday, September 29, 2016

On his first full-length album, the young country singer-songwriter imaginatively teases out the subtle textures of small-town life.


A Country Newcomer Finds Inspiration In Tradition

Friday, September 16, 2016

William Michael Morgan, who will soon release his debut album, Vinyl, traces his lineage to country music heritage through the 1980s and '90s, and — of course — YouTube.


First Listen: Dwight Yoakam, 'Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars...'

Thursday, September 15, 2016

On the 30th anniversary of his debut, the country star releases his first-ever bluegrass album — though this isn't quite the simple, back-to-roots affair the concept suggests.


Nashville's New Country Cousin

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tara Thompson comes from a long line of women who find humor in life's messier situations, including distant relative Loretta Lynn.


Songs We Love: Sarah Potenza, 'Monster'

Friday, August 26, 2016

The brassy roots-rocker's anthem conveys her determination to revel in her corporeality and flamboyant performance style. "That kind of flash is Americana," she says. "It is big."


First Listen: Lydia Loveless, 'Real'

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The country-punk singer-songwriter explores complex emotions with a newfound refinement. "If self-control is what you want," she sings, "I'd have to break all of my fingers off."


John Prine To Release New Duets Album, 'For Better, Or Worse'

Friday, July 15, 2016

The sequel to 1999's album of vintage country duets, In Spite Of Ourselves, will be out Sept. 30. Hear Prine sing the opening song, "Who's Gonna Take The Garbage Out," with Iris DeMent.


On Her Own For Once, Sara Watkins Finds New Footing

Saturday, July 02, 2016

For the fiddle player of Nickel Creek fame, asserting herself as a songwriter hasn't always come naturally — but on her third solo release, she leaned into the process.


First Listen: Sara Watkins, 'Young In All The Wrong Ways'

Thursday, June 23, 2016

On her third solo album, the versatile Nickel Creek veteran continues to evolve as a songwriter, speaking a language of cutting clarity.


Fans, Family And The Freakin' Weekend: What's Next In Nashville

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ann Powers and Jewly Hight, NPR Music's team in Nashville, dive deep into the country music industry's biggest annual party and report back on what's in store for the genre in the coming year.


In A Genre Crowded With Bros, Cam Lifts Off

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The rising star, whose "Burning House" was the biggest country song by a female solo artist in 2015, talks about being taken seriously while breaking into a genre that's dominated by men.


First Listen: Colvin & Earle, 'Colvin & Earle'

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Side by side, with good humor and the wisdom of experience, two veteran songwriters dwell on what it means to be creatures of habit, all while learning to live with deficiencies and disappointments.


Adia Victoria Reckons With The South

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The singer and songwriter grew up under difficult circumstances in South Carolina. Today she uses her music, and the legacy of Southern black women's music, to come to terms with the past and present.


'A Reason For The Rhythm': Keith Urban Stays On The Beat

Saturday, May 07, 2016

On his ninth album, Ripcord, the pop-country superstar delves deeper into programmed beats, but in an interview, Urban says rhythm has always been the anchor of his musical sensibility.


Sturgill Simpson Puts A Paternal Twist On Hard-Edged Country

Friday, May 06, 2016

On A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Simpson focuses on bringing beauty and a sentimental spirit to his buzzed-about country sound. The album is meant to be a musical letter to his wife and son.


First Listen: Jennifer Nettles, 'Playing With Fire'

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Few who've been following the Sugarland singer's career could deny her expressive range, but even she had never reveled in it quite this freely until now.


First Listen: Kacy & Clayton, 'Strange Country'

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Singer Kacy Anderson and fingerstyle guitarist Clayton Linthicum carve out plenty of room for play in their take on British and Appalachian folk and pre-electric blues.


First Listen: Lera Lynn, 'Resistor'

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The singer, a veteran of TV's True Detective, uses sensual minimalism to get at emotional truths. Hers is the sort of wistful awareness that gets under your skin.


First Listen: Josh Kelley, 'New Lane Road'

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Kelley has spent years stocking his musical bag of tricks, and it shows: The singer's new album is an unfussy collection of soft rock, soul, adult pop and country.