Doc Watson, who died Tuesday at 89, was the greatest folk guitar player the country ever produced. There were other folk/country/pop legends on the scene -- Merle Travis and Chet Atkins come to mind - but Doc out played them all with an encyclopedic repertoire that included folk, country, blues, blu ... More >>
Smart people I know have argued that Taylor Swift is not a country singer.
That argument demonstrates little understanding of country music or of Taylor Swift. It's rooted, I suspect, in a belief commonly held by smart people who don't care for country music: That country music should sound more l ... More >>