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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Keith Urban’s New Song “Crimson Blue” Will Feature On Season Finale of His Wife’s Hulu Series ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’

On Monday (September 20), country star Keith Urban dropped a new single, “Crimson Blue” that will premiere on the season finale of his wife Nicole Kidman’s latest Hulu series, Nine Perfect Strangers. Released via Capitol Records Nashville, “Crimson Blue” was co-written by Urban alongside BRELAND, Sean Small, and Sam Sumser. Urban, Small, and Sumser also served as producers More

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Watch: Kane Brown Named One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, Performs “One Mississippi” for ‘TIME100’ Broadcast Special

Kane Brown made country music proud when he was honored as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2021 Monday evening (September 20). Representing the genre at the TIME100 special, he performed his hit single, “One Mississippi.” The Chattanooga native’s stunning performance landed him a rightful place in the lineup that also includes Shonda More

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Genesis 'The Last Domino'

Phil Collins Confirms Genesis 2021 Reunion Run Will Be Their Farewell Tour

Phil Collins has announced that Genesis’ highly-anticipated reunion tour, The Last Domino? will be the enduring rock outfit’s final run. Since their inception in 1967, the Surrey bred band pioneered the frontier of alt-rock until the turn of the new millennium. The founding members—Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Anthony “Ant” Phillips, Mike Rutherford, and drummer Chris Stewart—formed Genesis at the More

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Alex Miller

‘American Idol’ Alum Alex Miller Inks Deal with Billy Jam Records & Heralds Upcoming Single “Don’t Let The Barn Door Hit Ya”

On Monday, September 20, American Idol album Alex Miller announced an exclusive recording contract with the Nashville-based Billy Jam Records, along with a debut single, “Don’t Let The Barn Door Hit Ya.” Hailing from Lancaster, Kentucky, Miller first won over the Idol audience on Season 19 with impressive takes on country classics ranging from Merle More

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Watch: Leon Bridges & Jon Batiste’s Emmy Awards ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute Honoring Norm Macdonald, Alex Trebek, Michael K Williams

After a year heavy with loss, Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste teamed up with a moving ‘In Memoriam’ set at the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night (September 19) to honor the late greats of the television world. As the musicians began to perform an unplugged version of Bridges’ “River,” photos of Larry More

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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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