Issue 92 – out now!

Greetings! Welcome to the Summer edition and much to anticipate looking to the coming months. Lots of women doing great things in this issue – Felicity, Harmony, Sara, Maren Morris, Rosanne Cash, and Patty Griffin with new records and what about Kacey Musgraves winning four out of four GRAMMY’S and overall album! Amazing to compare […]

Felicity Urquhart

For homegrown country luminary Felicity Urquhart, the past 10 years have held all manner of changes: marriage, motherhood, and the increasing demands of a busy schedule as a radio and television presenter and performer. But with Frozen Rabbit – the singer-songwriter’s first solo album since landmark sixth studio outing Landing Lights touched down in 2009 […]

Keith Urban

The country superstar flew into Tamworth by private jet for an intimate performance on the Tuesday of the city’s annual country music festival. Urban took time to share stories of Tamworth with his fans and showed on screen old photos of himself as a young boy playing in the very same venue. “Tamworth and I […]

Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin represents an extraordinary new chapter for this incomparable singer-songwriter and immediately stands among the most deeply personal recordings of her remarkable two-decade career. The album – which follows 2015’s Servant of Love – collects songs written during and in the aftermath of profound personal crisis, several years in which she battled, and ultimately […]

Florida Georgia Line

Tyler Hubbard was maybe kissing elephants in Africa or browsing marketplaces in Marrakech when Brian Kelley sits down to catch up with Country Update. Brian, the Florida to the Georgia, is also on holidays. However, he chose to return to his homestate for a little R&R ahead of their first ever headline concert tour of […]

Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash was an important, elevating presence in the country music landscape of the 1980s, who increasingly celebrated her urbane and literary inclinations and became recognized as a pillar of the Americana singer-songwriter community. She has only become more essentially significant with the passage of time and has devoted her three previous albums to exploring […]

STEVE EARLE GUY

This album was a long-time coming. When Earle arrived in Nashville from San Antonio, Texas in the mid-‘70s, Clark, who passed away from cancer in 2016, largely functioned as a mentor and teacher for Earle, as well as other young songwriters of the day like Rodney Crowell. The record is a way for Earle to […]

MANDOLIN ORANGE TIDES OF A TEARDROP

Anchored by poignant song-writing and their intimate live shows, Mandolin Orange (Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz) has quietly and confidently found their audience. Tides Of A Teardrop, through Yep Roc Records, is thematically a release for Andrew Marlin, the group’s songwriter. He lost his mother at a younger age, and although that has impacted his […]

THE PIGS HILLBILLY SYNTHESIZER

Where do robot goats meet Barry White? On the latest album from hillbilly pop band, The Pigs…a wild ride of totally original craziness will introduce you to a kaleidoscope of ‘colourful characters’ – the question is, are you ready for them? A mind-expanding mythical mountain man building a homespun electronic synthesizer, the couple who get […]

TEDECHI TRUCKS BAND SIGNSLIVE

The band recorded Signslive to two-inch analogue tape for the first time, using their original Neve Console combined with a ‘70s Studer tape machine. Recording live to analogue tape gives a glowing warmth to the overall sound of the album. Song titles like ‘Strengthen What Remains,’ ‘Still Your Mind,’ and ‘All The World’ point to […]

SON VOLT UNION

One of the most influential bands of their generation continue to inspire with 9th album showcasing the depth of band founder Jay Farrar’s intelligent songwriting as he stretches out on the thirteen songs by confronting our current political climate with keen observations and pointed commentary.  Farrar channels folk music’s enduring legacy of the troubadour here […]

RYAN BINGHAM AMERICAN LOVE SONG

LA-based singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham has always been possessed of a voice that seems to carry the weight of ages – a quality that found its clearest expression on 2015’s Fear and Saturday Night. With this, his 6th outing, Bingham and co-producer Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan) set fire to the wind, charging headlong into a string […]