My 2017 in words

I wrote a lot of things in 2017. Here are some of those things that I like the most! Or at least just the ones I remember. 

For Rolling Stone...

This piece on Charlie Worsham and why he's just so damn good.

This piece on the mystery and resolve of Kip Moore.

Angaleena Presley and I got coffee and talked about her terrific album and Guy Clark and weed.

Thought about authenticity in music in the wake of the Midland debate. 

Drank whiskey at 9:30 am with Ashley McBryde. Well, she did, at least. 

Hung out with John McCauley at Smeraldo's.

Peeled back the bro exterior of Chase Rice. Peeled back the bro exterior of Dustin Lynch. Peeled back the bro exterior of Chris Janson. Apparently peeling back bros is a thing I do! 

Drank coffee with Andrew Combs. 

Interviewed the brilliant Valerie June.

Made a case for keeping Net Neutrality.

For the Nashville Scene...

A cover story on country should-be entertainer of the year, Eric Church.

Spoke to Shovels + Rope and St. Paul and the Broken Bones about their bit of sonic resistance.

Visited Dan Auerbach in the studio.

For American Songwriter...

A cover story on a country legend in the making, Miranda Lambert.

A cover on, well, another country legend in the making, Margo Price.

Had coffee with Tristen, talked about joy and death

For NYLON...

Talked with Michelle Branch about her comeback. 

Had lunch with Paramore, found a Buffy stan. 

For Politico...

A breakdown of where the country music community stands on gun control. 

For the Bluegrass Situation...

A profile on Jason Isbell, who had one of the best records of the year.