In our jobs, when we’re told to redo something, it usually means we’ve made a mistake. That’s not the case for Javier Camarena. Earlier this month at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the tenor had the chance to retake an aria during a performance of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale because the audience went bonkers after the first time he sang it. For many decades, the Met followed a strict no-encores policy. Camarena, who turned 40…"The Show-Stopping Singing Of Javier Camarena"
Margo Price knows hard times; her music practically aches with them. In the first song on her new album, she yearns to “turn back the cruel hands of time.” Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is Price’s first solo album, and even though she’s been kicking around making music in Nashville for over a decade, the identity outlined by that title still defines her. Her family lost its firm in Buffalo Prairie, Ill., years ago during the tough…"On ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter,’ Margo Price Hits Her Breaking Point — And Big Break"
The singer discussed everything, from her talked-about Grammy performance to her family’s first trip to Disneyland."Adele Gets Candid with Ellen"
It’s no easy feat to simultaneously achieve millions of streams on Spotify and chart at the top of Nashville radio stations, especially with just an EP to your name. You’ve likely heard Maren Morris’ songs performed by other artists on country radio, but when her own “My Church” hit, she knew her transition from Nashville songwriter to Nashville artist was complete. In Austin, NPR’s Audie Cornish sat down with Morris, who was performing at the…"One Year Later, Maren Morris On The Song That Changed Her Life"
Singer-songwriter Tracy Bonham returns this Friday with Wax & Gold, her first new album in five years. She’s been working at a fairly similar clip since the release of her Grammy-nominated 1996 debut, The Burdens of Being Upright, while managing to fit in other significant adventures like touring extensively with the Blue Man Group and becoming a mother. We have the exclusive premiere of Wax & Gold’s opening track, the flute, bass and sax-driven “Noonday…"Tracy Bonham on Motherhood and Simplifying Her Approach, Plus a Song Premiere"