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There’s a reason for the fact that Sam Hunt has two No. 1 songs to his name. The rising star knows what he’s doing, not only in the writing room (having co-penned chart-toppers ... Read More
Sunny Sweeney isn’t particularly into playing nice or putting on some kind of act to keep up appearances.On Sunny’s latest full-length album, Provoked, she’s messy in the best ... Read More
In an age of somewhat diminishing returns, Where It’s At, Dustin’s second album, takes the consumer-friendly, bang-for-your-buck approach with 15 selections. And most of the tunes ... Read More
There are two schools of thought when it comes to making tribute albums: stay as true to the originals as possible or be as completely different as possible. But as George Jones said, ... Read More
It appears that fans want a little more “Pontoon” and fewer heavier tunes, given that Little Big Town’s serious fare, like “Your Side of the Bed” and ... Read More
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

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