Jason Aldean Earns the First Country No. 1 of 2018

“Rearview Town,” the Nashville star’s first album since the Las Vegas shooting, debuted at the top of the album chart, pushing Cardi B to No. 2.

Watch How a Pop Hit Is Made

Using voice memos, demos, texts and interviews, we reconstruct the wild ride of how Zedd, Maren Morris and a 23-year-old songwriter turned a few chords into an enormous hit, “The Middle.”

Old Crow Medicine Show Looks to the Future While Picking at the Past

Two decades into its career, America’s best-known old-time string band is releasing a new album on a major label. But it’s not letting go of its old-time bona fides.

Album Review: John Prine Returns to Songwriting, Jaunty and Dark, on ‘The Tree of Forgiveness’

The singer and songwriter’s first album of his own new music since 2005 confronts loneliness and mortality.

Brothers Osborne Want to Bring Guitar Heroes Back to Nashville

T.J. and John Osborne once faced opposition swimming against the “bro country” tide. Now their brand of rock-oriented country is finding a wider audience.

Johnny Cash’s Poems Get a Second Life as Songs

The country legend’s son, John Carter Cash, helped oversee “Johnny Cash: Forever Words,” an album featuring Elvis Costello, Kacey Musgraves and other kindred spirits.

Popcast: Kacey Musgraves and Ashley McBryde, Country Traditionalists With a Twist

Two new albums put a spotlight on Nashville’s ongoing, agonized relationship with female performers.

Ashley McBryde Takes Nashville, No Gimmicks Required

The 34-year-old singer and songwriter’s major-label debut, “Girl Going Nowhere,” is the sound of a confident, gifted artist being her genuine self.