It wasn’t until a young Neal McCoy crossed paths with country music legend Charley Pride that he found a home underneath the brim of a 10-gallon hat.

Chris Bieri
Iconic rock band Mötley Crüe has announced they'll perform in Anchorage July 16-17.Alaska Dispatch
Rhiannon Giddens is co-founder of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops and broke through as a solo artist after a star-studded folk revival concert in New York City in 2013. She'll perform in Anchorage this Sunday. Chris Bieri

Country music star Brad Paisley performed at the UAA Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Paisley’s newest album is “Moonshine in the Trunk,” with the hit singles “River Bank” and “Perfect Storm.” Canadian country singer Brett Kissel opened for Paisley at the Alaska Airlines Center. Paisley has a second concert scheduled for Sunday at UAA.

Bob Hallinen
In a show Monday evening that marked his first (but maybe not last) trip to Alaska and was billed as the enigmatic musician’s first-ever totally acoustic performance, Jack White captivated concertgoers, many of whom waited for hours outside the Wendy Williamson Auditorium in a sopping snow earlier in the day for a chance at a precious ticket.Chris Bieri
Flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook will perform at the Atwood Concert Hall for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17. Chris Bieri
The way Josh Ritter sees it, the entire musical world is filled with folk singers.Chris Bieri
Not only did Anchorage see a solid production of Mozart’s last opera April 10-12, but Smith was also able to announce an ambitious upcoming season.Mike Dunham
A Bolshoi performer joins Alaska Dance Theatre staff, Stabenow and Dubus head for local writers conferences and winners of ACC's scholarship contest perform.Mike Dunham
Alaska’s summer festival and fair season -- and all its audio, visual and edible offerings -- may just be enough to make outdoor enthusiasts forget that their snowshoes sat in the closet for most of the year.Chris Bieri