Catherine Walthall

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Catherine Walthall

Catherine is an Assistant Editor at American Songwriter. As a word nerd with a degree from The University of the South: Sewanee, Catherine feels at home supporting the media company’s print and digital publications. Behind the scenes, she routinely jams out to the music featured in the stories that she helped bring to life. All and all, this Assistant Editor loves to creatively support creatives and recommends that you check out the latest edition of the American Songwriter magazine.

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6 of the Most Unforgettable Metallica Live Performances

Metallica has been a constant in the music world ever since vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich first founded the metal band in 1981. And as odd as it may sound, we’ve found comfort in the realness of Metallica’s thrashing on more than just a few occasions. So, in an attempt to capture some More

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Offset is in a Gift-Giving Pickle When it Comes to Wife Cardi B

Offset, born Kiari Cephus, is facing a rather unique problem. The “Run It Up” rapper can’t figure out what to gift fellow rapper and wife Cardi B for her birthday on October 11. “These are the hard times,” Offset told E! News. “First off, she [Cardi B] has everything. Second off, she doesn’t want anything. More

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Caroline Jones is Doing it All as That Girl In The Band

This one is for the girls: Caroline Jones has just run through a series of solo shows, and she recorded all the behind-the-scenes goodness for fans to watch in her second Summer Tour Diary (out now). This string of shows, fittingly titled That Girl In The Band Tour, has been occurring in select cities before More

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Behind the Band Name: Toad the Wet Sprocket

We’re going to get straight to the point on this one: Toad the Wet Sprocket is a weird band name. Picked for their first gig, the band—Glen Phillips, Todd Nichols, and Dean Dinning—chose its name with the understanding that it would be a temporary moniker, a placeholder. But the first gig came and went, and More

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Top 8 Merle Haggard Songs From the ’80s

Merle Haggard had a rough start in this world. First of all, he was born during the final years of the Great Depression, and soon after, his father died when Haggard was around nine years old. As a teenager, Haggard had a tendency to commit petty crimes and land himself in juvenile detention. By most More

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