Recruiting the likes of Guy Clark and Vince Gill, the country singer and member of The Pistol Annies works within a tradition that extends back well beyond her twentysomething years. Monroe avoids the pitfalls of cliche, with sentiments on her new album that are nothing if not nicely ambivalent.
Some lush and sexy music videos were all listeners knew of the the soulful pop duo — until recently. NPR's Celeste Headlee speaks withMike Milosh and Robin Hannibal as they prepare to release their debut album as Rhye.
The Texan pianist who captured America by conquering Moscow has died at age 78. The first classical musician to sell a million albums, he went on to mentor generations of young artists through the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
In the Islamic Republic, a woman is typically not allowed to sing solos in public unless she performs for an all-female audience and is accompanied by an all-female band. The Iranian singer known as Hani is pursuing her dream in Iraq.
For nearly half a century, the British guitarist and songwriter has created music that's both beautiful and haunting. Here, Thompson discusses his new album, Electric, and performs selections from it live in the studio.
Franklin found her voice in songs such as "I Never Loved a Man" for Atlantic Records in the 1960s. Before Atlantic, however, Franklin recorded for Columbia, and in those early recordings you can hear the legend just beginning to emerge.