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Song Premiere [Jack Evan Johnson “The Force”]

Song Premiere [Jack Evan Johnson “The Force”]

Las Vegas, Nev. native, Nashville, Tenn. based singer-songwriter, Jack Evan Johnson premiers his aggressive new single, “The Force,” the first  off his pending fall 2018 release, American Pink. The song was recorded in May, 2018 at Ardent […]

Free Download  of Chris Fullerton’s new single “Come On In”

Free Download of Chris Fullerton’s new single “Come On In”

Eight 30 Records is releasing Chris Fullerton’s new single “Come On In” as a free download today! The emotional song offers a direct rallying cry against President Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy separating immigrant families […]

Kinky Friedman: Deep in the Heart of Texas

Kinky Friedman: Deep in the Heart of Texas

By Terry Paul Roland As the sun sets in Southern California, Kinky Friedman is restless. On the first leg of a national tour in support of his pending release, Circus of Life (his first album […]

Spotlight: Eight 30 Records

Spotlight: Eight 30 Records

by Terry Paul Roland With origins dating back to 1995, the Americana genre has consistently celebrated artists steeped in American music tradition, following the spirit of talent scout and producer, Ralph Peer and American music […]

[Album Premier] Liz Frame and the Kickers: “Sparrow in a Shoebox”

[Album Premier] Liz Frame and the Kickers: “Sparrow in a Shoebox”

Boston-area Americana quartet, Liz Frame and the Kickers, released their debut album, Sooner seven years ago. Their long awaited follow up, Sparrow in a Shoebox, is due out on June 1, 2018. The years between have found powerhouse […]

Radney Foster: Songs, Stories & The Greatest Show On Earth

Radney Foster: Songs, Stories & The Greatest Show On Earth

Welcome to TJ Music’s first eZine. Radney Foster: Songs, Stories & The Greatest Show On Earth. TJ Editor, Courtney S. Lennon, takes you to hang out with one the greatest songwriters of their generation, listen to […]

Interview: Scott B. Bomar, co-author: “Wanda Jackson: Every Night is Saturday Night”

Interview: Scott B. Bomar, co-author: “Wanda Jackson: Every Night is Saturday Night”

Legendary rockabilly and country music pioneer Wanda Jackson released her first-ever autobiography, Every Night Is A Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey To The Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame, co-written by Scott B. Bomar. Wanda […]

Women For Wanda: A Tribute To The Queen of Rockabilly

Women For Wanda: A Tribute To The Queen of Rockabilly

 In 1995, Pam Tillis, Wanda Jackson, Iris Dement and Rosie Flores played “Live at The Ryman,” a show that included an all female line up and band. As part of TJ’s Wanda Week, we continue the […]

TJ Music’s Best of 2017

TJ Music’s Best of 2017

Another year of great music is in the books. TJ’s best of 2017 celebrates the work of artists we love, ranging from country legends to impressive newcomers. Thank you to all of our TJ family, who contributed […]

Chris Hillman’s Still Flying High on New Album, Bidin’ My Time

Chris Hillman’s Still Flying High on New Album, Bidin’ My Time

By Terry Roland Chris Hillman’s first solo album in a decade provides a roadmap through his 55-year career. Never one to base his work on the past, Hillman has brought to the album, continuity, with […]

Radney Foster: The Storyteller of Del Rio

Radney Foster: The Storyteller of Del Rio

By Courtney S. Lennon Radney Foster is at home in Nashville, Tenn., where he has lived for over 30 years. The Del Rio, Texas native, is in the middle of fixing supper, on a short […]

Don Williams: An Appreciation

Don Williams: An Appreciation

By Terry Roland Thank God for singers of songs. In past music eras, they were the stars. Frank Sinatra and Elvis are two iconic examples of singers who most songwriters would give up their first-born […]