Jewly Hight appears in the following:
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The funky, down-home boogie comes from the beloved Nashville singer-songwriter's first album in six years. "I was so rusty I had to go to a craft store and make collages," Cook says.
Friday, April 01, 2016
The side-by-side harmonies of the Everly Brothers inspire this contemporary triumph of classic pop partnership. "I like to say that Kelly is the light and I am the dark," Teddy Thompson says.
Monday, March 28, 2016
The singer-songwriter's sparse ballad pushes country music's fascination with cowboys into a more adult direction.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Great new Haitian/Creole-influenced music and video from the singer-songwriter-violinist (and ex-Carolina Chocolate Drop); plus, an interview about where her creative energy now resides.