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Kristian steps out of the Sugarland shadow and crafts a highly personal, groove-oriented effort that one could rightly call the “feel-good” album of the year.Which might lead ... Read More
Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen have been chewing up the same Texas caliche since the early 2000s, so it seems only natural the BFFs trade licks on their new duet album, Hold My Beer, Vol. 1, which ... Read More
Luke bids farewell to the spring break sessions with an 11-pack of five new songs and the six from last year’s party opus.The five originals revolve around—you guessed ... Read More
Over the past 15 years, Atlanta-based quintet Blackberry Smoke has been slow-smoking their way to perfection, playing more than 250 shows a year. Along they way, they’ve released three ... Read More
The ’90s were arguably one of the most fun decades in country music. The melding of traditional and contemporary reached a zenith of goodness with artists like Aaron Tippin at the forefront. ... Read More
There have been plenty of songs about drowning one’s sorrows, drowning one’s memory or even “drinking my baby goodbye.” But Cole Swindell is sipping a slightly different ... Read More
Light a menthol and pop the top off of a Schlitz, it’s time to enjoy a little “Smokin’ and Drinkin’" from Miranda Lambert’s critically acclaimed album Platinum. ... Read More
Teenaged boys will likely get a rise, in one way or another, out of this sex-while-driving ditty. But the adult ear will quickly note the formulaic nature of the lyrics, with the references to ... Read More
Josh Abbott Band has been hard-charging through the Lone Star State since 2008, initially making a name for itself by packing honky-tonks in college towns like Lubbock, College Station and Waco. ... Read More
Part mini-movie, part performance, The Band Perry has struck the perfect balance in the video for their cover of the Glen Campbell classic “Gentle on My Mind.”  Read More
Reba accomplishes a sturdy Reba-esque task with her latest single and first for the Nash Icon Music label. The song stays true to Reba’s unmistakable style, while sounding just as fresh and ... Read More
We all have a favorite genre or genres of music—country, Americana, pop, rock, etc. But in a class all its own is holiday music, which blends all of the other formats into one giant cup of ... Read More
Pop, rock, R&B, country—Darius Rucker has put his velvety pipes to work on albums of various genres over the past three decades. With his first Christmas album, Home for the Holidays, ... Read More
If you’re not terribly familiar with Michael W. or his music, this Christmas collection might be a proper starting point.It’s quite obvious that the Christian-based singer/songwriter ... Read More
This one’s worth it for the cover art alone, a can’t-believe-no-one’s-tried-it-yet riff on The Louvin Brothers’ Read More
If you haven’t discovered The Henningsens yet, then now is the perfect time. They have released a collection of Christmas songs that showcases all that is magical about this trio. On Our ... Read More
There’s no doubt that Sara’s rise-to-the-rafters voice puts a nice ribbon on any Christmas package. And complementing her vocals are some nifty arrangements that help set this apart ... Read More
Riding the wave of momentum from their debut single, “Girl in a Country Song,” Maddie & Tae show no signs of wiping out with their new self-titled EP. In addition to “Girl in ... Read More
Lee Ann’s long-awaited new album is also her finest to date. From the song selections to sequencing, production and Lee Ann’s expressive voice, there’s hardly a false note to be ... Read More
Nothing like a first-class ticket on a first-class ride, and that’s pretty much what you’re getting with Lady Antebellum’s new album, 747.  Read More