Here are some shiny gems from the big Grammy weekend. Grammy nominees Robbie Fulks and Lori McKenna played Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty's classic "You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly" (with improvised insults at the end - one of them rhymes with "election") at the Americana Music Association Pre-Grammy Tribute to Loretta Lynn at the historic Troubadour. As you can imagine, they...Read more
"No speech. I’ll have to make it up. I’m counting on not winning, so no need to write one. But I’m gonna keep at it. Maybe I’ll write a speech for the sixth time I’m nominated. I guess it’s a little validating. Everybody’s nicer to me all of a sudden. Maybe I’m a little more popular now." —Robbie Fulks...Read more
Hey look at (Grammy nominated!) Robbie Fulks sidled up between Loretta Lynn and Beyonce! He's a diva in our hearts.
Our pal at NPR Ann Powers also included Upland Stories on her Top 10 Albums list, with a beautiful write-up!
Lydia Loveless's Real is #12 and Robbie Fulks's Upland Stories is #15 on Rolling Stone's list of the 40 Best Country Albums of 2016.
On Real, Rolling Stone says Lydia is "as fiery as ever on her fourth album, but she's also expanded her emotional range."
And Fulks's Upland Stories is "old-timey and bluegrass arrangements that are understated enough to where you...Read more
The nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced this morning. While we've known it all along, The Grammys have gotten on the Fulks train. We are proud and delighted to announce that Robbie Fulks is nominated for two 2017 Grammy Awards! The 2016 Bloodshot album Upland Stories is nominated for Best Folk Album. "Alabama at Night," from the...Read more