Madeline Crone

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Madeline Crone

Madeline Crone is a staff writer for American Songwriter. As a proud North Carolinian, Madeline’s work focuses on roots music native to the Southeast and expanding Americana, country, and folk traditions. Her career began in Nashville after graduating from Sewanee: The University of the South. On Music Row, she worked in artist management and music publishing, where she grew enamored with the stories behind the songs and the talented folks that tell them.

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Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn Raises Nearly $1 Million For Tennessee Flood Relief

On Monday, September 13, the country music community showed up to support the flood victims of a small Tennessee county on Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising. Led by their matriarch, BRELAND, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Chris Janson, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Brittney Spencer, and Keith Urban held a two-hour benefit concert and donation drive. “I’ve heard from so many More

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Nicki Minaj

The White House Offers to Speak with Nicki Minaj After She Was Criticized by Health Minister for Spreading COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh criticized American rapper Nicki Minaj’s claim that a person on the Caribbean island suffered swollen testicles after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine as “false.” Minaj sparked international controversy Monday (September 13) when she shared on Twitter that her cousin in Trinidad refuses to get a vaccine because his friend More

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The Black Keys 'El Camino' Re-Issue

The Black Keys Will Release 10th Anniversary Reissue of ‘El Camino’

On September 16, pioneering alt-rockers The Black Keys revealed plans to release a special tenth-anniversary edition of their landmark seventh studio album El Camino via Nonesuch Records on November 5, 2021.  In the two decades since guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney formed their group in Akron, Ohio, The Black Keys have released 10 studio albums. More

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Abby Bryant & The Echoes

Premiere: Abby Bryant & The Echoes Assert Themselves with a Sassy New Single “Tried” from Forthcoming ‘Not Your Little Girl’ LP

Abby Bryant and Bailey Faulkner’s simpatico dates back to their childhood. They began playing music together as kids in Gastonia, North Carolina. After a few challenging years of learning the ropes as touring musicians and struggling to make their way in a tough industry under Downtown Abby & The Echoes, the pair re-introduces themselves as More

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Curtis Braly

Premiere: Following Dolly Parton & Tanya Tucker, Curtis Braly Breaks the Mold with New Single “Happy When You’re Sad”

Country artist Curtis Braly is done trying to conform to the likes and expectations of others. Today (September 16) the small-town Texas native is premiering a new single “Happy When You’re Sad.” The message, he tells American Songwriter is, “Stop trying to force something that isn’t real and start making your own happiness a priority. More

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John Lennon

John Lennon’s 1970 Recording of Unreleased Song Up For Auction

A 33-minute recording of an interview with John Lennon, featuring an unreleased song in Denmark in 1970, will be up for auction on September 28 in Copenhagen with an estimated asking price between 27,000 and 40,000 euros. The sellers are four Danish men who met Lennon as teenagers while the icon was spending the winter More

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George Weins

How Newport Folk & New Orleans Jazz Fest Founder George Wein Shaped the Modern Music Festival

Celebrated pianist, record producer, and concert promoter George Wein died on Monday, September 13 at age 95. His contribution to the music industry dates back decades and spans several genres and contribution styles. But, Wein’s most notable milestones in his legendary career were co-founding the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954 and the Newport Folk Festival More

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Bela Fleck

Belá Fleck’s Homecoming LP ‘My Bluegrass Heart’ Honors His Heroes While Passing the Torch

After years of wandering through the vast musical labyrinth that encompasses country, classical, jazz, pop, and even portions of African tribal music, Belá Fleck returns home with his new collaborative LP My Bluegrass Heart. Released September 10, the album serves as the third chapter in a decades-spanning trilogy that began with the 15-time Grammy-winner’s 1988’s Drive More

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