When Her Mother Died, She Found Solace at a Korean Grocery

“The thing about Michelle is you just need to give her a little push in that direction — an affirmation — and suddenly she’s just flying,” said Daniel Torday, a novelist and the director of the creative writing program at Bryn Mawr, who has been a mentor to Zauner. For her the artistic process, whether it is in her music […]

Taylor Swift Says ‘Mr. Perfectly Fine’ Pointed to Her Pop Future

Of course, Swift’s crossover to the mainstream really kicked into gear with the original 2008 release of Fearless, which spawned two of her biggest Pop Airplay hits to date — chart-topper “Love Story” and No. 2 hit “You Belong With Me” — and garnered her first album of the year win at the Grammys. In addition to the pop vibes […]

Did the Music Industry Change? A Race ‘Report Card’ Is on the Way.

Last summer, as protests roiled over the death of George Floyd, the music industry began to take a hard look at itself with regard to race — how it treats Black artists, how Black employees fare at music companies, how equitably money flows throughout the business. Major record labels, streaming services and broadcasters pledged hundreds of millions of dollars in […]

Oscar-Nominated Songs to Be Performed on Pre-Show

The Oscars have struggled with how to include the five nominated songs without having a four-hour show. The producers of the 93rd annual Academy Awards had good news and bad news for the singers who are performing this year’s Oscar nominees for best original song. The good news: All five nominees will be performed in their entirety. The bad news: […]

First Country: Eric Church, Thomas Rhett & More

Tim McGraw, Here on Earth (Ultimate Edition) McGraw drops the deluxe version of his current album, Here on Earth, with six additional tracks, most of which are already available to fans, including “Keep Your Eyes on Me,” the stately, dramatic ballad with wife Faith Hill originally featured in the 2017 movie The Shack; “Gravity” from Free Solo; and “Undivided,” his current […]