Cowboy Troy on setting the hick-hop curve, being a family guy & ‘The King Of Clubs’–EXCLUSIVE

Cowboy Troy

Cowboy Troy was hick-hop country when hick-hop country wasn’t cool. With his debut album Loco Motive in 2005, he set the curve years before there was Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line. His music dared to bridge the gap between tradition and the new wave, and it still does. At the time, he landed on the tail end of the pop-country vibrance of the ’90s, headed by Garth Brooks and Shania Twain, and this particular brand of country music wasn’t as accepted as it is in 2014.

On his brand new record, appropriately titled The Kind Of Clubs, he reaffirms all the things he already knew about himself and the world, but sheds light on where country could go in the future. “I like to make music that is dance-oriented but from a country music fan’s perspective. That’s how see the process for making this record,” he shares exclusively to NashvilleGab.

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Carrie Underwood & Sheryl Crow Pay Tribute To Linda Ronstadt At Rock ‘n Roll Induction

Carrie Underwood & Company

Some of music's finest female vocalists came together at last night's (April 10) Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction, Carrie Underwood and Sheryl Crow among them. They joined Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks and Emmylou Harris in honoring one of the inductees, Linda Ronstadt, for her defining and groundbreaking work in the industry.

Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall and John OatesThe E Street BandKISSNirvanaCat StevensBrian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham were also all initiated into the Hall of Fame. Other performers included Joan JettKim Gordon of Sonic Youth, St. Vincent and Lorde, among others.

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