A photo of Randy Howard (right) shared by Hank Williams III with the caption “RIP Randy Howard”. Photograph: www.facebook.com/hank3

A country music singer wanted on a drink driving charge has been shot dead by a bounty hunter in a gunfight at the musician’s home, authorities said. (...)

‘Grimy and seedy, but an event all the same’: Bourbon Street, in downtown New Orleans
New Orleans on a plate
  • Travel
  • October 4, 2014, 01:00

When three childhood friends suggest we all meet up in the US, somehow the conversation turns to food, and so we end up on a road trip to New Orleans.(...)

When more than half a million people, rather than the expected 150,000, arrived on the Isle of Wight in 1970 and turned the annual rock festival into (...)

Jeff Buckley on stage at Wetlands, New York, in 1994, the year ‘Grace’ was released. Photograph: Steve Eichner/Getty Images

Some albums are born great and some have greatness thrust upon them with time. And some, like Jeff Buckley’s Grace, are a bit of both. Released(...)

Nick Hornby devoted a chapter of his book 31 Songs to Mark Mulcahy’s track, Hey Self Defeater. Prince once gave him his Paisley Park studio for three months in the hope a new album would emerge

Mark Mulcahy is a complete and utter cult. He’s the cult musician other cult musicians call “The Boss”. He is indie pop’s version of the masonic hands(...)

American country music and western music singer Slim Whitman. Photograph: Edward Miller/Keystone/Getty Images

As a child Ottis Dewey Whitman jnr, who was born in Tampa, Florida, liked to listen to Jimmie Rodgers yodel on the family radio. After leaving high sc(...)

George Jones was nicknamed No-Show Jones for the concerts he missed during drinking and drug binges. Photograph: AP Photo/John Russell
Obituary: George Jones

George Jones, who has died in Nashville aged 81, was the definitive country singer of the past 50 years, whose songs about heartbreak and hard (...)

Country singer George Jones with the late Tammy Wynette at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee in in 1995. Photograph: Jeff Mitchell/Reuters

George Jones, a classic country singer with a voice full of raw honky-tonk emotion and a life full of honky-tonk turmoil, died today at the age(...)