Country

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Gareth Parry obituary
Veteran Fleet Street journalist who joined the Guardian in the 1970s and reported on the Falklands war for the paper in 1982

Paul Brown

20, May, 2024 @3:22 PM

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Frank Ifield obituary
Singer who topped the charts in the 1960s with hits including I Remember You, Lovesick Blues and The Wayward Wind

Dave Laing

20, May, 2024 @11:14 AM

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Three things with Troy Cassar-Daley: ‘Johnny Cash wanted to strum my guitar before he signed it’
In Guardian Australia’s weekly interview about objects, the country music star tells us about his most cherished possession and the ‘endless pencil’ he can’t write without

As told to Katie Cunningham

12, May, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Kacey Musgraves review – sweet and salty country-pop magic
The Texan star transfixes with her crystal clear voice and flawless band, balancing airy verses on the healing beauty of nature with a dash of darkness

Katie Hawthorne

10, May, 2024 @11:33 AM

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Jovial, randy and anything but dark: Johnny Cash’s surprise return single Well Alright reviewed
Rescued from Cash’s low ebb in the early 1990s, this fun, lightweight song is a long way from the moody recordings with Rick Rubin he soon turned towards

Alexis Petridis

23, Apr, 2024 @4:07 PM

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Lost Johnny Cash songs from 1993 to be released as a new album
The country star’s son co-produces Songwriter, worked up from demos with a group of former bandmates and guests including Vince Gill and Dan Auerbach backing Cash’s vocals

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Apr, 2024 @1:41 PM

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Country star Lainey Wilson on her long road to Grammy glory: ‘Maybe I wasn’t as crazy as people thought!’
After slogging through poverty, indifference and Hannah Montana impersonations, the US singer is an award-winning sensation and selling out a UK tour. She explains why her genre is going mainstream like never before

Chris Godfrey

17, Apr, 2024 @11:30 AM

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Leyla McCalla: Sun Without the Heat review – a freewheeling, joyous listen
The American multi-instrumentalist combines a wide range of Black musical traditions on her beautifully crafted fifth solo album

Ammar Kalia

14, Apr, 2024 @2:00 PM

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European cities hope jet-setting Taylor Swift fans will splash the cash for Eras tour
The superstar arrives in Europe next month – and Swifties, tourist boards and venues are already preparing

Philip Oltermann European culture editor

13, Apr, 2024 @8:00 AM

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Country singer Morgan Wallen arrested for throwing a chair off rooftop bar
Country star was arrested on Sunday night for reckless endangerment for throwing a chair off the roof of a bar in Nashville

Adrian Horton

08, Apr, 2024 @4:56 PM

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Beyoncé: Cowboy Carter review – takes country music by its plaid collar and sets it on fire
The Texan superstar’s eighth album is a thrilling 27-track journey through and beyond America’s roots music, and it feels like a genuine feast

Michael Cragg

06, Apr, 2024 @1:00 PM

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Beyoncé’s country album drowns out the Black music history it claims to celebrate | Yasmin Williams
For all her declarations of being authentically country, Cowboy Carter arrives on the back of booming business for the genre and is all about the star, not the roots music supposedly at the project’s heart

Yasmin Williams

02, Apr, 2024 @11:52 AM

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