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Joe’s first album in 20 years, Analog Man, is presumably the main reason for his CMT Crossroads episode, which includes two numbers from the new disc. The title track is straight ... Read More
Newcomers Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line first met while students at Nashville’s Belmont University, and melded their diverse musical backgrounds to create their ... Read More
Wade Bowen is a Texan, which makes him part of a proud and independent musical tradition, though it can limit one’s appeal to regions shy of the Nashville country mainstream. Read More
The love affair between the Bellamy Brothers and Europe is as longstanding as it is mutual: the Bellamys, who enjoy a large and loyal overseas following and tour internationally on a regular ... Read More
Though Josh has penned songs for previous albums, with this release he steps into his own as a songwriter with eight finely crafted contributions, such as the Vern Gosdin-esque ballad “Cold ... Read More
Don Williams has been flirting with retirement for years, and while he hasn’t quite succeeded at disappearing, his appearances are infrequent enough to be reason for celebration. His first ... Read More
This is Alan’s 17th studio effort, but his first as a recording artist for ACR/EMI Records Nashville, after recording for two decades for Arista Nashville. His label home may have ... Read More
After almost 20 years away, Willie Nelson has returned to the Columbia Records fold, where he made his biggest career leaps beginning in the mid-’70s. During the non-CBS years, he’d ... Read More
This recently reissued collection is a classic example of media cross-marketing—an album designed to capitalize on Clint Eastwood’s early-’60s success as character Rowdy Yates on ... Read More
As Johnny Cash states in Cash: The Autobiography, “There was never any dividing line between Johnny Cash the Christian and plain old Johnny Cash.” If that wasn’t already clear ... Read More
Ray Stevens is no fool. The savvy businessman has been rerecording his best-loved comedy songs for rerelease on his own Clyde Records, named for the camel that sent him on his now-five-decade trek ... Read More
If you’re reading this, we’ll assume that this album’s scrawled cover image and potentially offensive title didn’t send you scurrying to a page that looked safer. Good. ... Read More
In 2001, Texas singer/songwriters Pat Green and Cory Morrow put their own musical spin on a collection of solid tunes with Songs We Wish We’d Written. Nearly a dozen years later, ... Read More
From the first trio of songs on this Grammy winner’s fourth album, including current single “Good Girl,” it’s clear that Carrie has matured and grown more comfortable with ... Read More
Evidently, the love that inspired the newly engaged Lee to propose to his fiancée also inspired several tunes on his latest album.The mellow lead-off single, “A Woman Like You,” is a ... Read More
This left-of-center singer/songwriter, whose parents are Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell, follows in her folks’ (and grandfather Johnny Cash’s) footsteps only in the sense that her ... Read More
While threads of R&B, rap and rock run through country radio airwaves, this Georgia native’s music has more in common with that of heartland rockers Bruce Springsteen and John ... Read More
The brainchild of producer, songwriter, musician and Emmylou Harris band member Phil Madeira, this album brings together a diverse lineup of artists for a collection that promotes the message that ... Read More
It’s been 20 years since Clinton Gregory last touched the Top 30, itself a rare feat for an independent-label artist. In what might be Nashville’s Rip Van Winkle story of the decade, ... Read More
Marty has long kept the flame of traditional country music burning with some of the most creative albums in the past 30-plus years. On his latest, Marty meshes country with Memphis rockabilly and ... Read More

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