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Tim McGraw (Courtesy of Nigel Parry)

Behind the Song: Tim McGraw’s ‘Highway Don’t Care’

It’s a moody anthem that serves as the closing song on his 2013 album’ Two Lanes of Freedom.’ McGraw was drawn to it’s “timeless” quality.

01/23/2014

(Courtesy of Mercury Nashville)

Behind the Song: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Merry Go ‘Round’

“When we were about to pick the first single I really lobbied for ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ because I’m out there every night and I can tell you, hands down this is the one people are connecting with. I’m really glad that was my first thing to say to the world.”

01/21/2014

(Alex John Beck/XL Records)

Behind The Song: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’

Frontman Ezra Koenig on about how their hit single from the GRAMMY-nominated ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ went through a rough ugly duckling stage until they figured out that vocal effect—you know the one.

01/14/2014

(Courtesy of Capitol Nashville)

Behind the Song: Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’

“When I heard ‘Wagon Wheel’ at my daughter’s high school talent contest, I just thought, ‘Man some day I’m going to cut the song for a record.’ It was one of those lightning bolt things that I can’t even explain.”

01/09/2014

(James K. Lowell)

Behind The Song: Lorde’s ‘Royals’

“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”

01/07/2014

(Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

GRAMMY Gourmet: Josh Homme On His Kinship With Anthony Bourdain

For this installation of GRAMMY Gourmet, we spoke with Homme about his relationship with Bourdain, his favorite recipe (sorry folks, recipe’s secret), and advice for all those aspiring chefs out there.

12/11/2013

Eli Young Band

Behind The Song: The Eli Young Band ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’

The year 2012 proved to be a good one for the Eli Young Band. The group of Texas musicians spent 12 years touring and recording before “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” hit Number One that July. […]

02/06/2013

(Photo: Danny Clinch)

The Black Keys’ Notes On Success: ‘Never Feel Like You’re Entitled To It’

Despite not releasing an album in 2012, the Black Keys dominated the year in a lot of ways. The most surprising thing, however, is the feasibility of the rock duo doing the same thing in […]

01/21/2013

Taylor Swift

Behind The Song: Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

From country ballads to frenzied dubstep and vibrant dance-pop concoctions, Taylor Swift’s latest album Red is a variety pack of emotion and energy. Yet one thing that binds so many of her songs together is their undeniable catchiness. She […]

01/16/2013

"The Next Day" album cover reimagines Bowie's "Heroes." (Provided photo)

Inside David Bowie’s New Album ‘The Next Day’

Last week’s big Bowie news of a new album continues to unfold, as his producer Tony Visconti steps in and does a few interviews in David Bowie‘s place. We learn, among other things, that Bowie’s […]

01/14/2013

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