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There’s a really good reason that The Oak Ridge Boys are still a relevant act in country music. The quartet, in their current configuration—Duane Allen (lead), Joe Bonsall (tenor), ... Read More
What’s a guy like Jake Owen to do? He wants to show another side of himself than beach dude, but radio doesn’t want his serious ballads like “What We Ain’t Got.” So ... Read More
From Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bob Dylan, the music of Muscle Shoals, Ala., has a rich, swampy, soulful history. And while you might not initially think of bluegrass ... Read More
As inspiring as Gloriana’s story of survival is, it doesn’t really say much in their favor that the trio is largely betting on trends started by their fellow artists for their ... Read More
This single, like most of the efforts from the duo, showcases what they do best, taking a throwback style and managing to make it just as contemporary-sounding as anything currently on radio. Read More
Bring in ’da noise, bring in ’da funk. Thomas Rhett’s new single, “Crash and Burn,” from his upcoming album is an R&B-infused hip-shaker and, most likely, ... Read More
One might expect 58-year-old Dwight Yoakam to be softening his approach with age, but if anything, he’s getting tougher. Aesthetically, Dwight’s new album, Second Hand Heart, is one of ... Read More
Happy. No, not the megahit from recognizably hatted Pharrell Williams. It’s the unspoken theme of Darius Rucker’s newest album, Southern Style.Like the debut single, ... Read More
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