Old Crow Medicine Show Shows its Love for "Blonde on Blonde"

I’ve been more interested in Bob Dylan live than on record since I saw him remake “Maggie’s Farm” as punk zydeco at the Saenger one time. The afterlives he gives his songs speaks to the punk in me because they inevitably piss off the faithful who just want to hear him play his songs “right,” and because those interpretations open up facets of the song. Not all alterations are radical or contrary. When he sings “Like a Rolling Stone” these days, he usually does so with more charity than he once did.

Swift, Shelton, Lambert to Bayou Country Superfest and Beyond

Monday, Festival Productions announced that Taylor Swift would headline Bayou Country Superfest, which takes place March 22-24, 2015 in Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. Today, the rest of the talent lineup was announced, and Kenny Chesney and Brantley Gilbert will top the March 23 bill, while Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert will close the festival on Sunday night.

Last Week: Kacey Musgraves at the House of Blues

Country singer Kacey Musgraves' debut album with a country music major label, Same Trailer Different Park, earned her four Grammy Award nominations including one for Best Album, one for Best New Artist, and two for Best Song for her part in writing Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart" and her own "Merry Go 'Round." Critic Ann Powers reviewed the album for NPR.com, writing:

Jim McCormick is a Songwriting Machine

Earlier this summer, New Orleanian Jim McCormick co-wrote his first number one on Billboard's country charts - Brantley Gilbert's "You Don't Know Her Like I Do." When we talked, he said he had another song, "Take a Little Ride," that he co-wrote with Dylan Altman and Rodney Clawson for Jason Aldean. It had reached number one on iTunes' all-genre chart in late July, and now it is McCormick's second number one hit on the country charts after going almost a decade without one.

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