A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great American Songbook.
'Hey Good Lookin'' inspired more than one hundred cover versions, including one that soon bagged the pop chart honours.
Albums have been recorded in some very weird places, from outer space to underwater, prisons and even a scene of a murder. Here are some of the weirdest.
The fifth album in his celebrated series of recordings with Rick Rubin was also his first posthumous chart-topper
We celebrate the iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – that have become almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
Roy Orbison, Rick Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more covered Hank's 'You Win Again.'
Re-runs of the famous show will include appearances by Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and the only TV performance by Derek and the Dominos.
The band's prime mover Nergal (aka Adam Darski) has also fronted titanic Polish death metal outfit Behemoth since 1991.
Loretta's single was already climbing the country charts when the LP of the same name was released on 14 June 1965.
Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
Reflecting his eclectic tastes, Rick Rubin’s American Recordings label covered metal, rock, country and all points in between, establishing its founder as music’s ultimate auteur in the 90s.
Ceremony will take place during commemorative 'Love In Bloom' weekend.
Since their inception in 2002, the awards have recognised talent that sometimes gets lost in the commercial Nashville country scene.
The UK Americana quartet will make their US debut at three highly prestigious addresses.