Marty Jones

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  • 12 years ago | Music News

    There's a reason Dwight Yoakam's recordings are the lone country albums in many a rocker's collection. For nearly 20 years, he's taken the dumb out of country with music that bleeds the heart and stirs the brain and the feet. With Population Me, h...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    It's Friday night in St. Louis, and inside the Pageant Theater, 2000 people soak up a powerful message from Fred LeBlanc, drummer and vocalist for the New Orleans- based outfit Cowboy Mouth. Sporting a T-shirt that bears a one-word caption -- INTE...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Five years ago BR5-49 was hailed as proof that country music's fat cats had finally come to their senses. After gaining a rabid following on Nashville's fringe, BR5-49's classic-but¯kicked-in-the-pants country earned the band a deal with Aris...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    As preachers go, piano-basher Rev. Billy C. Wirtz is like no other. While some men of the cloth may pound Bibles, preaching fire and brimstone, the Reverend Wirtz ministers to his flock with a different kind of salvation. The Gospel according to W...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    They say girls mature faster than boys. Shannon Curfman, however, is maturing faster than everyone. At age 14 she's doing her schoolwork on the road while touring behind her major-label debut, Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions. Her turns in the spotlig...