One of country music’s great traditionalists, Trace Adkins has carried the torch for old-school country during the recent times of trendy pop-country. Mixing elements of honky-tonk, gospel, blues and rock, Adkins has stood tall with his own style, refusing to bend to whatever new fad comes along.
Southern pop rockers Parachute got their start int he college town of Charlottesville, Virgina when the band members were still in high school. In 2005 they released their first EP, titled One Small Step. Listening to “Kiss Me Slowly” off of their newest LP The Way It Was, it’s impressive to see how far the group has come.
You may not know much about Lucy Schwartz just yet, but once the new Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 movie soundtrack is released this week, her name will be much more familiar. She sings a duet on the album with Aqualung entitled “Cold.”
A little more than a month after hearing that her song would be featured on the soundtrack, Lucy Schwartz released her a new EP of her own, Keep Me. Busy times for this budding young talent.
Curious what we listen to at home? Some of the free MP3s we’ve downloaded ourselves and have in heavy rotation? Each day this week, the members of the MP3.com staff are sharing some of our favorite tracks from the site.
First it made its home at places like Studio 54, and then — thanks to synthesizers — it had the entire ’80s decade to call home. In the’90s, it spent most of its time at raves and now in the ’00s, electronic music might as well be considered pop. There are a lot of artists who’ve had a hand in that (from David Bowie, Radiohead to Madonna and Britney Spears) so we thank them for taking a chance on our beloved beats.
Tracing the beginnings of the grunge scene, which inadvertently turned into a national movement, is like trying to find the Space Needle in a haystack. That is to say, it isn’t hard to locate the root of all things grunge: the state of Washington.
In this week’s MP3.com Spotlight we continue ore celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind by highlighting the five essentials of grunge wear. Can you guess which five? Plus we have a free MP3 from Seattle’s Kill Rock Stars band The Makers.