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When it comes to star power, Colt Ford has it in spades on Thanks for Listening.Country stars like Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann and Randy Houser all appear on the ... Read More
Just when you thought you had seen all of the colors and designs that make up Miranda Lambert, she turns the wheel and sends the gems tumbling into all new, amazing patterns. The newest ... Read More
A sold-out crowd of 20,000 filled Tokyo’s Saitama Super Arena. Read More
It’s a huge risk Bart Crow is taking by releasing “If I Go I’m Goin’” from his Dandelion album. Read More
For sheer bravado and an uncompromising look at life, you can’t beat this alt-country favorite (and the pride of East Nashville, to boot).Her writing is direct and fiery, whether she’s ... Read More
Whatever roads Dolly Parton chooses to follow, she always has the sense to make them work for her. On Blue Smoke, the country legend travels many different paths and sounds only like herself. The ... Read More
Hunter Hayes was still a teenager when he recorded his self-titled debut album in 2011. That one had critics raving about the musical maturity of the young man, who wrote or co-wrote every track ... Read More
Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus have pulled off the enviable trick of updating their sound and style without losing the Rascal Flatts elements we’ve come to identify over the ... Read More
Young Rachele Lynae certainly has the talent and story to make her stand out in country music—her father is a commercial fisherman and she was raised between Alaska and Washington State. But ... Read More
While Rodney Crowell has had his fair share of chart-topping singles, and a gold album with 1988’s Diamonds & Dirt, this Grammy-winning musical poet is more of a critical favorite than a ... Read More
Different as they may appear on the surface, country music and soul have a great deal in common: talented vocalists who sing with feeling, impeccable songwriting and melodies that you can’t ... Read More
Fans of the TNT reality series Private Lives of Nashville Wives have some familiarity with Sarah, who’s one of the cast members, and know that her music is an integral component. If, ... Read More
In the four years since Josh Thompson’s debut, Way Out Here, the singer/songwriter has evolved as a person and entertainer who knows what his fans expect. The proof is in his sophomore disc, ... Read More
For cynics who question why nearly 40-year-old Luke Bryan is still singing collegiate-aimed rites-of-passage anthems, the artist himself answers with his Spring Break 6 . . . Like We Ain’t ... Read More
Before he released his single “Better I Don’t” for Bigger Picture, singer Chris Janson had a contract with Columbia Nashville and recorded a handful of songs, some of which have ... Read More
When releasing a debut album, it is always good to show plenty of personality and let fans know exactly who you are. With Dan + Shay’s debut, Where It All Began, the duo delivers that very ... Read More
For those who bemoan the fact that there is very little country music on country radio today, well, you might be right. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t being made. So, while you ... Read More
If the sequence of an album is like a map, determining the musical journey the listener is about to take, then Sara Evans and her team have laid out quite an interesting voyage on her long-awaited ... Read More
Jerrod Niemann is not content to sound like all of his country contemporaries. He’s proven that over his first two albums, Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury and Free the Music. With his third ... Read More
Golden-voiced David Nail is one of those rare singers who sounds comfortable singing just about anything, so it’s to his credit that he deals in more hefty material on his third album, ... Read More

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