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Mama Tried- Country Music’s Mothers

Steve Goodman, John Prine, and David Allan Coe told us “mama” is a required topic in the “perfect country-western song.” Musicians must have taken that advice because there is no shortage of songs about mothers. In honor of Mother’s Day, here is just a snapshot of country music’s favorite person, Mama. An Outlaw’s Mama The artists of Outlaw Country had a deep reverence for their mothers, often acknowledging they probably […]

todayMay 8, 2022 18


Dolly Parton Is In!

She’s a little bit country, and apparently a little bit rock and roll! Congratulations to Dolly Parton for being voted in as one of the 2022 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The organization said of the 2022 class: “It's a diverse group of extremely talented individuals and bands who have had a significant impact and influence on rock & roll, the music that connects us all.” […]

todayMay 5, 2022 17

Artist News

Artists to Watch – Mary Heather Hickman

Mary Heather Hickman, known for her song "Treasure" (released in February 2021), is our latest choice to be featured in our "Artists to Watch" article. Although born and raised in El Dorado, Arkansas, Mary Heather lived in Frisco, Texas as well as Fayetteville, before moving to Nashville in 2018 to pursue her career in country music. The 26 year old, who has been described as having a "classic country" sound […]

todayMay 1, 2022 14

Artist News

Country Music Icon Naomi Judd Dies at Age 76

The country music community received heartbreaking news on Saturday afternoon. Naomi Judd, matriarch of legendary country duo The Judds, passed away. Her daughters, Wynonna and Ashley Judd released the news in a statement: “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the statement said. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was […]

todayApril 30, 2022 53 2


Introducing Country Praise Radio on Dirt Road FM

Hey folks, During a recent podcast recording session, Ryan said something to us that really stuck with me, "we have this platform and we could be doing so much more..." This was in reference to us discussing country music and it's unique relationship with faith. Country music has always had a tether to Christian music and our team at Dirt Road FM isn't shy about our faith. We Love God. […]

todayApril 29, 2022 19


Dirt Road Plus to launch this summer

We are excited to announce the launch of Dirt Road Plus this summer. Beginning in July, we will introduce a brand new top of the line app for both IOS and Android. Our new app will feature a completely ad and commercial free listening experience. Check out some of the features you will find on our new app: Dirt Road FM - The Podcast - Find a commercial free version […]

todayApril 28, 2022 32

Artist News

Artists to Watch – CJ Solar

Welcome to one of our newest features - our "Artists to Watch", where we provide you with the name of an up and coming country artist that we think you're going to love. In this write up, you're going to learn a little bit about the artist we've chosen, such as where they were born and raised, artists they've worked with (if it applies), and any songs by them that […]

todayApril 24, 2022 37 1

Artist News

Jordan Riley on Dirt Road FM – The Podcast

Somebody's gonna listen to this week's episode because... This week, Canadian Country artist, Jordan Riley joins us for Dirt Road FM - The Podcast. We discuss his journey into country music, his new single "Somebody's Gonna" and we hit Jordan with rapid fire questions. It was really Gary Allen that turned the page for me and (helped me) realize that "hey, country music doesn't have to sound old school". When […]

todayApril 23, 2022 164 8


Country Music Festivals Around the Country

Summer is fast approaching which is good news for fans of music festivals! After two years of uncertainty around large group gatherings, people are excited to get out, artists are happy to be playing, and festival producers are ready to put on a good time.  Below is a schedule of some of the biggest country music festivals around the country. It is by no means exhaustive but represents different regions […]

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