Addie Moore grew up in rural Northwest Georgia surrounded by country, bluegrass, and gospel music. Like a backslidden Baptist, she distanced himself from his upbringing for the longest time, turning her attention to underground rock ‘n’ roll. Moore first rediscovered her musical roots as a public history graduate student (University of West Georgia, 2011). As an intern with the Georgia Humanities Council, she helped plan a Georgia tour of the Smithsonian’s travelling New Harmonies exhibit. She’s since become an Atlanta-based freelance writer and dreams of working in Nashville as a public historian.
21 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Plays Punk Rock Mecca CBGB
One of the most influential dive bars in music history made sense for Jackson's first New York stop since 9/11, in 2002.
All of Alan Jackson’s Studio Albums, Ranked
Which of Jackson's albums is his best? We rank 'em.
54 Years Ago: Tammy Wynette’s ‘Stand By Your Man’ Tops Country Charts
Fifty-four years ago today (Nov. 23, 1968), "Stand By Your Man" reigned in the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
All of Randy Travis’ Albums, Ranked
How do Travis' albums stack up against each other?
Dolly Parton’s Debut Album, ‘Hello, I’m Dolly': All the Songs, Ranked
Do you agree with our picks?
Toby Keith’s ‘American Soldier': More Than a Post-9/11 Show of Patriotism
"American Soldier" is an example of how country music storytelling often champions the extraordinary sacrifices of ordinary people.
Top 10 Porter Wagoner Songs
Do you agree?
‘The Johnny Cash Show': 5 Memorable Moments [WATCH]
'The Johnny Cash Show' aired for 58 episodes between June 7, 1969 and March 31, 1971.
10 Hilarious Country Songs By Serious Performers
Typecasting country artists as flipping between sounding sad and nostalgic paints a limited picture that leaves out the ever-presence of humor within the genre.
How Keith Whitley’s Short Career and Early Death Changed Country Music
He identified timeless stories that made him cry, inspired others pick up a pen or guitar and guaranteed a spot in that Nashville pantheon alongside many of his childhood favorites.
Tim McGraw: Did You Know These 10 Facts About the Country Star?
McGraw's time away from the spotlight includes hobbies, business ventures and family bonding, making him as well-rounded as the characters in the Louisiana native's best-loved songs.
Garth Brooks’ Self-Titled Debut Album: All the Tracks, Ranked
How does the massively successful album stack up?
Brantley Gilbert’s Tattoos Reflect His Faith, Patriotism
His ink, including an intricate left sleeve, represents the faith and values of a 2nd Amendment supporter who faced some setbacks before starting a family.
LOL! Country Music’s 5 Best Comedians
Way back when a sizable chunk of the country music audience really did live on farms and in the hills, comedians shared billings with musical acts and helped rural America poke fun at itself.
Reba McEntire: 10 Things You Might Not Know About the Country Icon
Reba fans, did y'all know these things?
Top 10 Songs Written By Dean Dillon
He's one of the best!
1973 Grammy Awards: When Nashville Hosted Music’s Biggest Night
The American Southeast reigned as the center of the popular, classical and folk music worlds on March 3, 1973: the night Nashville hosted the 15th annual Grammy Awards.
How Roger Miller Legitimized Country Music and Set a Grammy Awards Bar With 11 Wins in Two Years
Roger Miller won 11 Grammy Awards in a mere two years (1965 and 1966), off the strength of his critical and commercial hits “Dang Me” and “King of the Road.”
10 Country Albums That Turned 50 in 2020
These 1970 releases are classics now!
9 Women Who Have Made CMA Awards History
In some respects, the Country Music Association has always done better than a lot of organizations within the "Nashville machine" at incorporating women into its mission.