Country

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‘Don’t worry, I’m not going to trauma dump’: Caitlin Rose on leaving her dark days behind
For nine years, the Nashville singer-songwriter felt desperately ‘stuck’. Now she’s back with a glorious new album – and, she says, it’s a hopeful gesture towards the future

Laura Barton

17, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Jeff Bezos vows to give away most of fortune – and hands Dolly Parton $100m
Amazon founder wants to donate much of $124bn wealth to causes such as climate crisis and world unity

Mark Sweney

14, Nov, 2022 @2:28 PM

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Lavender Country: Patrick Haggerty’s transgressive queer music broke boundaries
The late musician saw overdue appreciation for his bold, pioneering 70s gay country album when he was in his golden years

Owen Myers

01, Nov, 2022 @7:31 PM

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Lavender Country’s Patrick Haggerty, pioneering gay country musician, dies aged 78
The Washington musician and queer rights activist recorded some of the first openly gay country songs

Shaad D'Souza

01, Nov, 2022 @11:48 AM

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Jerry Lee Lewis obituary
Founding father of rock’n’roll who took the world by storm with Great Balls of Fire and Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On


Michael Gray

28, Oct, 2022 @5:33 PM

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Anita Kerr obituary
Singer, composer and producer with a prodigious output, once releasing six albums in a year

Garth Cartwright

19, Oct, 2022 @5:06 PM

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Plains: I Walked With You a Ways review – Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson find a deep sense of ease
Waxahatchee and the Texas songwriter unite new and old country traditions to create something magical

Laura Barton

14, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Joe Bussard obituary
Record collector and country music enthusiast who hand-pressed 78rpm discs for his Fonotone label

Tony Russell

12, Oct, 2022 @4:53 PM

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‘I wanted it to sound like that feeling of possibility’: Courtney Marie Andrews’ freewheeling new album
The Arizonan’s new record, Loose Future, marks the closing of a ‘dark time’ in her life, recalibrating her lifelong relationships with songwriting and solitude

Malcolm Jack

12, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘I was blown away!’: readers on their best music discoveries – and listening habits
Concluding our Discovery Channels series, Guardian readers share the music that’s new to them – and how they came across it

Guardian readers

05, Oct, 2022 @2:42 PM

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Loretta Lynn chronicled women’s lives, from the new freedoms to defiant songs of survival
While Lynn claimed not to be a ‘big fan of women’s liberation’, her songs told a different story, documenting female pleasure, pain and physicality

Laura Barton

05, Oct, 2022 @1:05 PM

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Loretta Lynn obituary
Country singer and songwriter who was the defiant voice of the ordinary woman over a career that spanned six decades

Dave Laing

04, Oct, 2022 @5:17 PM

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