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Untamed isn’t pop country, and it isn’t a traditional throwback, and it most certainly isn’t hip-hop influenced. If you bought Cam’s debut EP, Welcome to Cam Country, ... Read More
It’s hard to believe that Randy Rogers and his Texas troupe have been around for 15 years, tumbleweeding their way across the Lone Star State—not to mention the rest of the U.S. of A. ... Read More
If you’ve ever met LOCASH’s Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, you know they’re two of the most likeable guys in country music, and that’s almost reason enough to give a ... Read More
If you’ve ever met LOCASH’s Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, you know they’re two of the most likeable guys in country music, and that’s almost reason enough to give a ... Read More
If you think Ryan Kinder and his new single, “Tonight,” may have popped up on your radar before, you’re not crazy. Ryan, who was previously signed to Bigger Picture ... Read More
Sometimes a song title leads you to believe that the actual song is going to be one thing and then it turns out to be completely different, like Frankie Ballard’s new single, “It All ... Read More
Sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish between Cole Swindell, artist, and Cole Swindell, college marketing major. His music, tuneful as it is, often feels precisely calibrated for a certain ... Read More
Eric continues part of the thematic message he explored in The Outsiders, particularly with the title cut. On a musical level, this is much closer to the award-winning, and superior, Chief.Mr. ... Read More
What is country music? Who knows anymore? I sure don’t. Sam Hunt shook the format to the rafters with the release of Montevallo, an incredibly successful and musically diverse collection ... Read More
Johnny Cash’s At Folsom Prison (1968) and At San Quentin (1969) albums, recorded live at their namesake penitentiaries, reinvigorated his career and cemented his image as a defender of the ... Read More
For a record utilizing three producers who each come in with differing strengths, this is a remarkably cohesive work. As the title more than amply implies, every cut on the album actually tells a ... Read More
Eleven—That’s the number of tracks on Tim McGraw’s 14th studio album, Damn Country Music. Also, on a scale of one to 10—10 being the highest, loudest and best—in the ... Read More
Though he’s a smoldering balladeer stuck in a world that values ephemeral party jams, Chris Young has defied the odds to become one of country’s most consistent, relatable voices. On ... Read More
Nestled amidst the abundant crop of releases from country music’s much-maligned wunderkinder is Joe Nichols’ most recent effort—a sturdy mid-tempo anthem that strays far from the ... Read More
Clint Black excels at a sort of musical comfort food—simple, uplifting sentiments baked into a sonic casserole that doesn’t provoke or antagonize. That is both strength and weakness ... Read More
Country music is taking a great deal of pride in calling itself more diverse as pop- and urban-influenced tunes are taking up the majority of the space on radio playlists these days. But it would ... Read More
No disrespect to the smattering of male/female duets in the past decade, but it’s been a while since country music has produced a collaboration that delivers the kind of goosebumps that ... Read More
The trouble with playing Spot the Influence is that it gives pretentious music critics (ahem) the ability to dissect an artist’s taste and whether or not it’s been meticulously ... Read More
Luke has vowed to reach beyond the depths of bro-country drinking and sex romps to include more adult (meaning “grown-up”) material with this album. And on a few occasions, he does ... Read More
Michael Ray’s “Kiss You in the Morning” is a bona fide hit, a swaggering three-minute ode to a one-night stand with a beautiful woman.Too bad the rest of his self-titled debut ... Read More

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