there is still goodness : a review of Brandi Carlile's Ryman Residency

Y’all, I’ve got a girl crush. It’s hard to put into words all the feelings I felt after attending Brandi Carlile’s 6th and final show at The Ryman two nights ago. But like W said as we crawled into the bed at 1 AM on a Wednesday morning, “I feel like I just got back…

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…to beverly hills : a reflection on ken burns “country music” documentary pt. II

Read Part I Here “There’s a paradox that’s always existed in country music. How much change do you embrace? And how much change can you make without completely obliterating what you were and what you came from?” — Bill C. Malone, Historian The synchronized growth of the City of Nashville and Country Music is something…

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let’s go high, women

I want to take a brief sojourn from my tales of travel to alert y’all of some very important news today: The new album from The Highwomen is now available! The evolution of this band has been an exciting addition to my year; news first broke in the spring, a single, the expertly-crafted “Redesigning Women,”…

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let her show : dressing your wild woman

My answer came to me at the Porter Flea Market in Nashville a few weeks ago. I’d recently purchased a squash blossom necklace on Etsy, and decided if there was ever a place to wear it, this place might be a good start. As I walked around and browsed through the vendors, I was inundated…

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