The Orion

Country Trap is making a comeback and could be here to stay

Billy Ray Cyrus reached out to Lil Nas X when his song was taken off of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart

Mitchell Kret

April 12, 2019

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has been making waves, signifying growth in the country-trap genre. Its removal from Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart only boosted its reputation and got Billy Ray Cyrus’s attention, who contributed a verse for the remix. While it is not th...

1078 Gallery hosts folk and country music artists

Donald Beaman debuted new music for the crowd.
China released their second album Feb. 22 and is finishing their tour of the West Coast. Photo credit: Mitchell Kret

Mitchell Kret

February 25, 2019

The 1078 Gallery was flooded with folk and country music when it hosted three musical artists Saturday, Feb 23. Donald Beaman, China and Garrett Gray took the stage to share their craft. Gray celebrated the release of his album “Five Winds." China’s second album, “And Then Nothing Ha...

Rising country music artist performs at Chico State

Rising country music artist, Frank Ray, performed at Chico State Feb. 1. The set included their original song

Hannah Yeager

February 4, 2018

The second concert hosted by Associated Student Productions lit up the Bell Memorial Union with up-and-coming country artist, Frank Ray. Ray falls in the contemporary pop-country genre and dazzled the crowd with some of his original songs like "Every Time You Run," which hit number 15 on the Texas...

The Band Perry talks new sound, resilient ‘Comeback’

The Band Perry during their show in Reno, Nevada. Photo credit: Rylee Pedotti

Rylee Pedotti

September 26, 2016

When I asked The Band Perry to describe their future direction in one word, these were their replies: Kimberly: Future. Neil: Forward. Reid: Fun. For siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, these three words are symbolic of not only their highly anticipated third studio album but also their...

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