Matthew Wilkening is the Editor in Chief of UltimateClassicRock.com and Diffuser.fm. He is determined to raise his children in a world without competitive singing television shows.
Bridgette Tatum, ‘Hillbilly Rockstar’ – Song Spotlight
The weekend's here (if you're reading this on a week day ... just pretend), so get ready to party like you're a 'Hillbilly Rockstar' with Bridgette Tatum's new single as your soundtrack. Tatum, who co-wrote the No. 1 hit 'She's Country' for Jason Aldean, …
Josh Kelley, Ashton Shepherd and Randy Montana Perform a ‘Guitar Pull’ in Ohio
A trio of up-and-coming country singers, Josh Kelley, Ashton Shepherd and Randy Montana, performed what Montana described as a traditional Nashville "guitar pull" last night as local station WQMX hosted a wonderful evening of music at the beautiful Tangier in Akron, Ohio. All three singers…
Drive-By Truckers, ‘Everybody Needs Love’ – Song Spotlight
Alt-country rockers the Drive-By Truckers spread some universal truth on 'Everybody Needs Love,' the new single from their ninth studio album, 'Go-Go Boots.' The song is a cover, originally performed by one of the band's heroes, '60s and '70s soul singer Eddie Hint…
Steve Earle Plans Release of ‘Country-Flavored’ New Album
Singer-songwriter-author-actor-non-shaver Steve Earle has announced the release of his new album, "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive,' due on April 26 via New West Records. The 11-track album was produced by the ubiquitous T-Bone Burnett, and will be followed in two wee…
Don Henley of the Eagles at Work on Country Album
Don Henley, drummer and songwriter for country-rock superstars the Eagles, is reportedly in the studio working on a solo country album, with Stan Lynch of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sitting in the producer's chair.
Chris Young, ‘Voices’ (Acoustic) – Song Spotlight
Since the second release of Chris Young's current Top 5 smash 'Voices' went so well -- reaching the Top 5 of the county charts after initially stalling at No. 37 over two years ago -- it's only natural that his label would go for the trifecta. So now fans can also enjoy a special…
Eddie Montgomery Declared Cancer-Free by Doctors
See that smile on Eddie Montgomery's face? It could be because his doctor just pronounced the Montgomery Gentry singer free of his prostate cancer that was announced last November.
The Wiggles Feat. Keith Urban, ‘England Swings’ – Song Spotlight
Guess which childless, non-morning person drew the short straw in today's editorial meeting? Let's talk about 'England Swings,' Keith Urban's new collaboration with the world's favorite kid-friendly singing sensation, the always chipper, frequently whistling Wiggles!
Randy Rogers Band, ‘Steal You Away’ – Song Spotlight
Someone's got his eyes on someone else's girl in 'Steal You Away,' the second single from the Randy Rogers Band's 2010 album 'Burning the Day.' The song follows the album's first single, the Top 50 hit 'Too Late for Goodbye.'
Dylan LeBlanc, ‘Low’ – Song Spotlight
Louisiana newcomer Dylan LeBlanc displays a sense of understated subtlety and a degree of world-weariness far too advanced for someone just 20-years-old on 'Low,' the latest single from his critically acclaimed debut album, 'Paupers Field.'