Shania Twain

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Country Music's 10 Biggest Pop Crossover Successes

    The line that designates what is and is not country music is muddier than most of us are willing to admit. What is abundantly clear, though, is that country music appeals to more people than just rednecks and sappy beer drinkers. Taylor Swift may think she's reinventing the wheel in her journey from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Bro Country's Sexism is Ruining Country Music

    In the past few years, it seems like everyone has been picking on country music. As the genre becomes more and more dominated by good ol' boys looking for a good time, the term "bro country" has increasingly been used by music critics to pejoratively describe some of the most popular artists in coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Jaren Johnston of the Cadillac Three: "There Have Always Been Songs About Tailgates"

    The lead single from Nashville country-rock trio, the Cadillac Three's, self-titled debut album, "The South," could easily be a brainless ode to Southern cliches. But it isn't. Instead, lead singer Jaren Johnston, multi-instrumentalist Kelby Ray and drummer Neil Mason deliver a swampy, thrashing and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Taking My Daughter to See One Direction -- Am I Effin' Mother of the Year or What?

    Monday night, I went to a One Direction concert with my daughter. "What is One Direction?" you blessed, fortunate, blissfully unaware life-livers ask? One Direction is a highly publicized group of styled boys who gather on stage and say words into very powerful microphones to thousands upon thousand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    The Whigs Think We Should All Stop Being Jerks to Kings of Leon

    Hailing from Athens, Georgia, the garage rock trio known as The Whigs has been plying their craft for over a decade. In that time, they have released four amazing records including last years' Enjoy the Company. Speaking from a tour stop in Los Angeles and in anticipation of Friday's show at the Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Listomania: The Songs That Give Thanks, a Field Guide

    Not a song, but we sure are thankful for this.​It's hard to argue with Charlie Brown: Thanksgiving is here, man (paraphrased). Over on our on food blog, City of Ate, the writers are counting down to Thanksgiving with odes to their favorite T-Day foods. DC9's thinking: why can't we join in on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    A View From The Judges Table At Week Three of The Shiner Rising Star Contest

    ​If week two of the first round for this year's Shiner Rising Star contest--hosted by KHYI 95.3 and Shiner Bock Beer--was solid, last night's, week three performances were a ten foot-thick slab of concrete and steel. In short: It was an outstanding display. Feel free to add to the list of North Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Idol Rich: CJ Inexplicably a B3

    ​America gave up 33 million votes last night. I'm not sure who I would've swapped Big Mike for to keep him out of the Bottom Three, but I would've definitely put Aaron Kelly in there instead of Fort Worth's Casey James. The B3 announcement came relatively quickly in the show, after a Rascal F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Idol Rich: The Twainy Days of Casey James

    ​First of all, the Idol Gives Back episode raised more than 45 million dollars for children's aid in the US and the world over. And that's pretty snazzy. Last night, only four weeks from announcing a new American Idol champ, the remaining contestants were mentored last night by someone who holds a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 19: Nicholas Altobelli

    ...and for the Youtube-favoring set, here's your link.The quite self-deprecating Nicholas Altobelli stopped on by DC9 in SPACE last week and shared with us his worries about creating music, his fears about the direction of Texas music and his love for, of all musicians, Shania Twain (seriously). Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Sniffing Out the Fireworks In Advance of the Fair Park Fourth

    Spencer Campbell At Fair Park today, the Gruccis gave a sneak peek at the stuff they'll blow up tomorrow night. And they say Fair Park is dying. Why, just this weekend -- we’re counting today as the weekend, and judging by traffic, you are as well -- two high-profile events are rolling through Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    Yoko Romo Goes Country

    Because it's never too early in the year for Jessica Simpson "news": Last week, Direct to Video told Billboard that her next CD will be country-fried, citing as her inspirations and influences Martina McBride, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Reba McEntire. And, joy of all joys, she'll be writing some o ... More >>

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Sunny Sweeney

    Friday, January 26, at White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Carrie Underwood | Bo Bice

    Some Hearts (Arista Nashville) | The Real Thing (RCA)

  • Music

    May 19, 2005

    Julie Roberts, Miranda Lambert

    Friday, May 20, at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    2005 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Case Solved: Killer musicians captured, thanks to your tips

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    The Good Son

    My 40-something mother wanted to find a decent Dallas nightclub, so she found a tour guide: me

  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Another Night in Paradise

    Laying bare the lives of Dallas' Strip Club DJs

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Matthew Sweet

    Living Things (Superdeformed/RCAM)

  • Film

    October 7, 2004

    Say Wha? Say Why?

    Searching for the meaning of life in a movie that barely exists

  • News

    June 3, 2004

    First-String Divas

    Girls in underwear playing football. Nice.

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2003

    Born to Run

    Lace up, Gramps

  • Music

    March 27, 2003

    Bottle the Spin

    The "40 best artists making music right now?" Nah.

  • Music

    January 30, 2003


    Mary Star of the Sea (Reprise)

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Shania Twain

    "I'm Gonna Getcha (Good)" (Mercury Nashville/Universal)

  • Film

    February 21, 2002

    Why Did Britney Cross the Road?

    To find her long-lost mother--and sing a few songs along the way

  • Music

    April 12, 2001

    Charlie Robison

    Step Right Up (Lucky Dog/Sony Nashville)

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Born to Die

    Knowing how Nick Drake expired helps bring his music to life

  • Music

    October 5, 2000

    Trance Syndicate

    Paul Oakenfold doesn't want to conquer America anymore. He just wants to make people dance.

  • Film

    February 24, 2000


    It ain't a Knockout, but this chick boxing flick lands a few

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Hot and bothered

    The city's ordinance governing topless clubs is a joke. But Bachman Lake-area residents are determined to get rid of the clubs by any means necessary.

  • Music

    January 27, 2000

    Out Here

    Ty Herndon

  • Music

    August 19, 1999
  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Candy corn

    Or: What do cake walks, the Backstreet Boys, and Jon Cunningham have in common?

  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    Nothing but static

    Broadcast Data Systems listens to the radio so you don't have to

  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Teaching a (history) lesson

    Dixie Chicks sic lawyers on a fan's exhaustive Web site

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Korn holed

    It's Hard to Swallow, but Vanilla Ice goes...metal?

  • Music

    September 10, 1998

    Heavy mettle

    Bless 'em, Dooms U.K. make art for Art Rock's sake

  • Music

    September 3, 1998

    Souled out

    After 25 years of Texas' best rock, Q102 bids a tearless farewell

  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    The ghost of Xmas passes

    Landmark local band packs it in

  • Music

    May 8, 1997

    Young Country repellent

    With the Cicadas, Rodney Crowell exits Nashville's cocoon

  • Music

    August 1, 1996

    Let's get rocked

    Def Leppard tries to change its musical spots