Glen Campbell Nominated for Grammy
Glen Campbell earned a posthumous Grammy nomination for the track “Arkansas Farmboy” from his final studio LP Adiós, released this past June. Inspired by Campbell’s rural origins and written in the late 1970s by Campbell’s longtime banjo player Carl Jackson, “Arkansas Farmboy” is nominated alongside Alabama Shakes, Allison Krauss, Blind Boys of... Read more
Arkansas Dave Releases “Chocolate Jesus”
“Arkansas” Dave Pennington delivers a smokey take on bayou drenched blues. Give Chocolate Jesus a listen below. Read more
Arkansas Blues Pioneer CeDell Davis Passes at Age 90
Delta Blues pioneer and Helena, Arkansas, native CeDell Davis has died at the age of 90. CeDell Davis was born in Helena, where his family worked on a local plantation. He enjoyed music from a young age, playing harmonica and guitar with his childhood friends. At the age of 10, Davis was stricken with polio, leaving him with minimal use... Read more
Arkansas’ Country ‘Badass’ Ashley McBryde Signs with Warner Music
Singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde has signed with the Warner Music Nashville family. The Mammoth Spring native and mainstream country up-and-comer will be part of the Atlantic Records branch of Warner Music Nashville. McBryde – who was named by Rolling Stone a few months ago as the first of “10 New Country Artists You... Read more
Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival Unveils Main Stage Schedule
The Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival have released their 2017 schedule. Presented by Low Key Arts, the 2-day festival takes place on Friday, October 6, & Saturday October 7, 2017. This year’s event hosts acts such as The Couch Jackets, May The Peace Of The Sea Be... Read more
Mourning Glen Campbell: Why We Think Arkansas Lost Its Brightest Star
Has there ever been a more artistically gifted Arkansan than Glen Campbell? You’d be hard-pressed to make a solid “yes” argument to that question, especially once you’ve studied his lengthy and storied resume. From his years as a member of the circle of infamous LA session musicians known as The... Read more
Glen Campbell 1936 – 2017
Glen Campbell has passed away at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Born April 22, 1936  in Delight, Arkansas, Campbell found success as a session musician with the infamous “Wrecking Crew” before embarking on a solo career that included the smash hits “Gentle On My Mind,”... Read more
El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District Unveils Ticket Prices for Inaugural Concerts
The Murphy Arts District in El Dorado has announced ticket pricing for each performance of its inaugural season. MAD will host performances from Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, with acts including Train, Ludacris, ZZ Top, Brad Paisley and Smokey Robinson. Performances will be held in both the MAD’s Griffin... Read more
Our Must-See Acts at 2017 King Biscuit: At the Crossroads of Past, Present, Future
The 2017 King Biscuit Blues Festival shakes things up a bit this year to reflect the influence of the blues as much as its traditional sounds. Held annually in Helena, Arkansas, this year’s festival welcomes acts as diverse as jam legends Gov’t Mule, JJ Grey and Mofro, rockabilly pioneer... Read more
DeFrance Featured In New Arkansas Tourism Ad
Rockers deFrance are featured in the brand new ad for Arkansas State Tourism. The ad features the title track “Home” from deFrance’s 2015 release. You can view the ad below. Explore Arkansas Spend some quality time doing all the things you love. Plan your adventure for two to The... Read more
Levon Helm Memorial Update
The Levon Helm Memorial Project recently announced Kevin Kresse as the sculptor/designer for the Levon Helm bronze bust. Kevin Kresse, based in Little Rock, is pretty much a classic “Renaissance man”: among his many creative gifts are painting and sculpture. He has exhibited his work around Arkansas and in New York... Read more
Flashback: Stones Get Busted!
The July 5, 1975, arrest of Rolling Stones guitarists Ron Wood and Keith Richards in Fordyce is now legend among Arkansans, and just another scrape with the law for the outlaw band. Fresh off a gig in Memphis, Tennessee. Richards and Woods decided to drive to their July 6 concert in Dallas,... Read more
Kristofferson To Headline Johnny Cash Heritage Festival
Award-winning singer-songwriter, musician and actor Kris Kristofferson has been named this week as a headliner at the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, scheduled for October 19-21 in Dyess, Arkansas. Best known for his songs “Me and Bobby McGee”, “For the Good Times”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, and “Help Me Make It Through the... Read more
New Arts District Comes To El Dorado
The planned $100 million entertainment district in El Dorado has been titled the Murphy Arts District and is gearing up for a grand opening later this year. Named after the El Dorado-based companies Murphy USA, Murphy Oil Corp. and Deltic Timber Corp, the entertainment districts first phase is a music... Read more
Glen Campbell / Adios
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Watch Johnny Cash Totally Kill It At San Quentin
The 31st album released by Johnny Cash was recorded live at San Quentin State Prison on February 24, 1969 and released on June 4. 1969. The album was a follow-up to Cash’s previous live album, the critically acclaimed and commercially successful At Folsom Prison. Watch him totally kill it... Read more
Jamie Lou and The Hullabaloo / Femi-Socialite
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Glen Campbell’s Final Album Due In June
Universal Music Enterprises, announced that Glen Campbell’s last studio album, “Adios,” will be released on June 9. Campbell hasn’t performed since 2012 and is in a long-term care facility, but his wife, Kim Campbell, said in a statement that he felt a sense of urgency after his diagnosis to record one... Read more
Ghost Bones Mini Documentary