I’m Amanda. I’ve loved country music for as long as I can remember. Here you’ll find a collection of my thoughts on the country music of yesterday and today, and a general assortment of stuff that I think is cool or weird in relation to country.
Tammy Wynette is best known for one song: “Stand By Your Man.” The hit created a stir with feminists when it debuted in October, 1968, and in the years following its release the singer would famously say time and again that she spent “fifteen minutes writing it, and a lifetime defending…
In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world’s premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Technology is so cool. Nowadays, with digitization, it’s possible for anyone to access stuff like this anytime. Too cool.
In its heyday, Billboard’s R&B chart credibly reflected the tastes of the genre’s core fans, paving the way for artists …
Chris Molanphy published this excellent, thorough and fascinating commentary on the current state of Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The quality of this piece, and the questions that he asks are very inspiring to me. The ways that we consume music, and the ways it defines us and broader perceptions of popular culture is so fun to think about.
When Sammi Smith sings, it’s like she’s saying, “I’m hurting, but I’m gonna get through things on my own.” Listening to her feels very solitary, like she’s all alone, but so are you. And sometimes that’s all you want. Here, when she sings, “…and I won’t ask you to forgive me, but I wish you would,” I just about lose it.