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Lynne Hanson Goes Deep and Shares the Meaning Behind “Long Way Home”

Canadian singer-songwriter Lynne Hanson shares a first glimpse of her new video for the track “Long Way Home” from her upcoming record 'Just Words.' The new album is out via independent release February 7 and you can catch...

Art Alexakis Opens Up About His Solo Debut, Living His American Dream, and Being a ‘New’ Man

Art Alexakis never imagined that he would actually get to live the dream.  Nearly 30 years after forming Everclear, the singer-songwriter remembers living a life far removed from his later rockstar years. Once it...

The Wood Brothers Have More Fun With ‘Kingdom in My Mind’

Having songs evolve from jam sessions is nothing new for the three members of The Wood Brothers. The way the trio can conjure up tracks from free form improv sessions is impressive, more so when considering that...

Rebecca Turner Checks in at Mid-Life with Third Album, ‘The New Wrong Way’

Rebecca Turner -- a country-folk-rock singer-songwriter formerly of New York and Los Angeles, now residing in Maplewood, New Jersey -- released her third album, The New Wrong Way, in November. Turner previously released two well-received albums: Land of...

Mary Steenburgen Oscar Nomination Is No Shock, Except It Might Be

Mary Steenburgen on a short list for the Academy Awards doesn’t seem like a big deal. 1981’s Best Supporting Actress for "Melvin and Howard” has been attached to some of the last half century’s great films (“The...

David Haerle Explains The Evolution of “Go Do That With Sharon”

David Haerle’s new song, “Go Do That With Sharon,” started as an inside joke.  “My longtime partner, Erica, is a very adventurous person and we’ve done a lot of trips together,” the Los Angeles...

Dirk Hamilton Makes a Point of Persevering

Like most facets of professional show biz, the music industry can be a fickle affair. Artists that steal the spotlight one moment are easily discarded the next. Talent and tenacity have little to do with that equation....

Pushing Through the Pain, Phil Madeira Finds a Sense of Comfort Within His New Music

In 2017, songwriter Phil Madeira lost the love of his life to cancer. “She was amazing and she was so, so loved,” he tells American Songwriter from his home in Nashville about the ten-year...

Della Mae Previews Fourth Studio Album, ‘Headlight’

Della Mae’s third single, “First Song Dancer” will be released on January 10th in anticipation of their fourth studio album, Headlight, due January 17th.  Della Mae is an all-female string band who have been...

Paige Cora Premieres “Bicycle Bells,” Explains Tragic Origin Story

Alternative indie singer songwriter Paige Cora has a new track, “Bicycle Bells,” premiering today on American Songwriter. The single is from her upcoming album Instant In Time, slated for release on January 24. The record was written...
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Book Review: “Dylan & Me: 50 Years of Adventure” by Louie Kemp

There’s never been a book about Bob Dylan like this one. Because there’s never been a friend...

Kevin Faherty In Memory of Dave Olney

Nashville songwriter and friend to many Kevin Faherty, writer of "Singer-Songwriter Heaven" and other brilliant songs, was good friends with Dave Olney,...
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