Kacey Musgraves could easily be contemporary country's next big thing. She's a sharp, detailed songwriter with a little bit of an edge, and while it's tempting to think of her as another coming of Taylor Swift, say, she's got the kind of relaxed sureness about what she's doing as a songwriter and performer that puts her closer to a Miranda Lambert. On her first nationally distributed album, Same Trailer Different Park, she definitely sounds more on the Lambert side of things, with a sparse, airy sound that lets her lyrics shine, and she'd as soon use a banjo in her arrangements as a snarling Stratocaster.
In his Soundstage special, Brian Wilson performs hits from his illustrious award-winning career as a Beach Boy, as well as selections from his new album No Pier Pressure. Joined by friends old and new…
Double Cream is an outstanding series of famous country hits. 7 Volumes, 14 CDs, almost 300 songs. Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Blake Shelton and many others.
It's fitting that Chris and Morgane Stapleton open this homage to Waylon Jennings – they're a spiritual echo of Jennings and Jessi Colter, the duke and duchess of Seventies outlaw country, and emblematic of how the movement shaped generations of acts who chafe at Nashville conservatism but refuse to be marginalized. Recorded live in July 2015, this concert LP gathers Jennings' family and friends with all-star acolytes for the rarest of things: a tribute album that almost never flags, with performances that approach or match the originals.
Jack Whitehall hosts the entertainment extravaganza from the Royal Albert Hall in the presence of Prince Harry. The star-studded line-up of performers includes Elton John, Kylie Minogue, One Direction, Jeff Lynne's ELO, the Corrs, Ricky Martin, Brandon Flowers, Little Mix, Beverley Knight, Josh Groban, Kacey Musgraves, Cirque Du Soleil, and the cast of musical Mary Poppins. Plus, comedy from Chris Ramsey, Romesh Ranganathan and Matt Forde, and a performance by Britain's Got Talent Winners Jules, Matisse and Friends.