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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Silvana Estrada

Silvana Estrada Steps Out with a New Personal Anthem “Te Guardo” to Announce Debut LP ‘Marchita’

On Friday (October 22) Mexican indie-star Silvana Estrada announced that her long-awaited debut album Marchita will be released on January 21 via Glassnote Records. To usher in the long-awaited news, Estrada unveils a new version of her personal anthem “Te Guardo,” alongside an official video. Celebrated as one of Mexico’s brightest young stars, the breakthrough artist makes a bold More

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TK & The Holy Know-Nothings

Daily Discovery: TK & The Holy Know-Nothings Attempt To Stay Hip with “Frankenstein”

Frontman Taylor Kingman and his band of fellow working-class musicians, The Holy Know-Nothings, describe their music as “psychedelic doom boogie.” On October 15, the Portland-based band dropped their highly anticipated sophomore effort, The Incredible Heat Machine via Mama Bird Recording Co. The 11-track collection is steeped with now-familiar themes of substance abuse and redemption, isolation, More

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LOCASH

Country Hitmakers LOCASH Ink Publishing Deal with BMG

On Monday (Oct.18), Chart-topping Country duo LOCASH have extended their global publishing agreement with BMG. Comprised of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas, the pair agreed to stay on for another contractual term after a successful three years of the songwriting partnership. Signed to BBR Music Group/BMG’s Wheelhouse Records, represented by Red Light Management, LOCASH has the right people advocating for More

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Beauty School Dropout DWTS

Frankie Avalon Surprises Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten on ‘DWTS’ to Perform “Beauty School Dropout” from ‘Grease’

On Monday night (Oct.18), Frankie Avalon— who sang “Beauty School Dropout” in the iconic 1978 movie Grease—surprised contestant Amanda Kloots and professional dancer Alan Bersten on the latest episode of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. As they stepped out to dance their Viennese Waltz, Avalon, now 81 and dressed in white, began to sing in More

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Photo Courtesy of Maggie Rose

Maggie Rose: Pull Up a Chair & Have a Seat

In 2009, Margaret (Maggie) Rose Durante joined the great migration of inspired idealists who flock to Nashville daily, chasing down country music stardom. After earning her chops on the local circuit, the Potomac, Maryland native departed Clemson University for her first record deal with Universal Republic. A few labels, singles, and a name change later, More

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Jason Boland

Daily Discovery: Jason Boland Shares “The Light Saw Me” From His Shooter Jennings-Produced Cosmic Concept LP

Often times a concept album in the country music world involves a traveling troubadour against a quintessential Western backdrop. The key players include good guys, bad guys, and inner demons. By the end, the troubled subject reaches some existential understanding that changes the course of their journey. Jason Boland’s forthcoming LP, The Light Saw Me More

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