Celebrating Stoney Edwards

Stoney Edwards on Country Music News Blog

If you’ve never heard the song “Cute Lil Waitress” then you don’t know the simple fun and joy of Stoney Edwards’ contribution to country music. Living among the legends of yesterday, Stoney Edwards was an often overlooked stellar songwriter who couldn’t get a fair shake if he tried. Now the music industry is doing its’ best to rectify that oversight. Though the Cliff Notes version of the Stoney Edwards story portrays him as country music’s other Black star of the 70’s, his heritage was even more complex than that. Though his dad Rescue “Bub” Edwards was Black, he also had Irish in his blood. Stoney’s mother Ollie “Red” Edwards was Native American. Born on Christmas Eve 1929 in Seminole County, Oklahoma, Stoney once told historian Peter Guralnick, “I was never really accepted by any race. Sometimes I wished I was black as a skillet or white as a damned sheet, but the way I am it’s always been a motherf***er.”

ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp Returns to Nashville and In-Person

ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp Returns to Nashville and In-Person

ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music® hosted the 13th Annual ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17, with 23 campers from all around the U.S. and Canada. Music Camp is a week-long residential program for individuals with Williams syndrome, a genetic condition (see MORE section for additional information), who are passionate about music.

Out Now: Trixie Mattel Drops Double LP ‘The Blonde & Pink Albums’

Trixie Mattel Drops Double LP ‘The Blonde & Pink Albums’

Today, Trixie Mattel has reasserted herself as one of the most exciting modern day pop culture pillars and important current voices in queer music with the release of her double LP ‘The Blonde & Pink Albums’ via PEG Records. Inspired by Trixie’s fascination with duality, specifically the juxtaposition of her glamorous, serious side with her fun-loving, carefree side, ‘The Blonde & Pink Albums’ will usher in a new sonic era for the beloved chart-topping superstar. Listen HERE.

Country Music Hall Of Fame To Open New Exhibit On L.A. Country-Rock

Country Music Hall Of Fame To Open New Exhibit On L.A. Country-Rock

The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM’s next major exhibition will be “Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of LOS ANGELES Country-Rock.” The exhibit, to open SEPTEMBER 30th for a nearly three-year run in the museum’s newly revamped gallery, was announced YESTERDAY (6/22) with two separate events at the TROUBADOUR in LOS ANGELES and the museum’s FORD THEATER in NASHVILLE.