News Roundup: Best Of 2012, Paloma Faith, The Who, Matt Pond

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Our Writer of the Week Paloma Faith chats with us about her dream collaboration, her songwriting and her current album. More

Happy 63rd Birthday to rock music icon Tom Waits. More

Delve into our T0p 50 Albums of 2012. More

We also count down the Top 50 songs of 2012. See if your favorites made  the list. More

Neil Young lets his fans know about his upcoming tour plans with Crazy Horse. More

To get in the holiday spirit, check out the video for Polyphonic Spree’s version of “White Christmas” featuring vocals by frontman Tim DeLaughter and his son, Felix. More

Erin McKeown’s new album MANIFESTRA drops next month, and  features a song she co-wrote with Rachel Maddow.

Harper Simon is readying his sophomore album, set for March 26th. More

John Eriksson of Peter Bjorn and John tackles Van Halen’s 1984 in a very interesting way with his new solo album. More

Read our review of The Mountain Goats and Matthew E. White at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville. More

The Who made their first-ever Nashville appearance this past week, and we have the pictures to prove it. More

Our March/April 2013 Lyric Contest is now open. Check out what the winner could receive along with a “Dream Co-Write” with Lee Brice. More

Acts for the next South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas have been announced, including artists like The Milk Carton Kids, Richard Thompson and Dawes. More

A young album reviewer gains some internet fame after reviewing Ryan AdamsCold Roses. More

Watch Kansas Bible Company performing “The Desert She Screams” in our latest installment of American Songwriter Live  More 

Our Lyric of the Week focuses on “Bold As Love,” the closing track on Jimi Hendrix‘s 1967 album, Axis: Bold As Love. More

The 25 finalists for our contest, “The Pub Deal,” were announced this week. More

A lot of big names have a lot of nice things to say about art-rock band Camper Van Beethoven. More

Stream Lennings’ latest album and their acoustic cover of “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease. More

Jack White sets the record straight on what he did or didn’t say about Lady Gaga. More

Jacob Jones premiered his new song, “Play It Loud, Ray!” off his album Good Timin’ In Waynetown, featuring vocals by Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard. More

Susanna Hoffs, former lead singer of the Bangles, talked with us about her past career, her new album and her collaborations and covers. More

Check out the photos from Ray LaMontagne‘s performance at the Ryman Auditorium this past week in Nashville. More

Matt Pond discussed dropping two letters from his stage name, his new album and an injury that occurred on his last tour. More

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are collaborating to release a 12-track duets album in late February, their first time teaming up since 1975. More

The video for “We’re on Fire,” the first single for Anders Parker and Kendall Meade‘s collaborative album Wild Chorus, premiered this week. More



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