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Jerry Douglas’ Dobro-playing style is so refined and his progressive roots-music listener base so faithful that the well-known member of Alison Krauss & Union Station could virtually ... Read More
I’ve never been a cautious man, JT sings on his debut album. With his muscular and versatile voice, he can afford to take a few (musical) risks.Judging by the title, “Sleepy Little ... Read More
Followers of country music understandably claim Johnny Cash as their own, and yet you can’t tie the man to any particular musical hitching post. A rebel and an original, Johnny simply and ... Read More
The furor over Hank Jr.’s comparison of Obama and Hitler late last year was, of course, overblown by the media. And while it got him place-kicked off the television gridiron where he’d ... Read More
This married duo’s first two albums highlighted their homespun sound, traditional country influences and effortless musical chemistry, with the two often trading verses throughout a single song. Read More
The duo’s first album for RCA marks a second chance for members Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles after losing member Brian Bandas. The lack of a third harmony singer doesn’t ... Read More
The recently released movie The Last Ride, based on Hank Williams’ last day of life, has met with some criticism in regard to its limited view of the lanky star’s looming legend. Its ... Read More
Long before Rodney Crowell published his book of memoirs—2011’s Chinaberry Sidewalks—the songwriter displayed a knack for painting vivid images in such songs as The Oak Ridge ... Read More
With 2010’s Hemingway’s Whiskey, Kenny seemed to transform from his ocean-loving, beach bum incarnation into a moodier and more introspective character. This time around, the superstar ... Read More
Now that the country airwaves are spilling over with aggressive, rock-styled fare, it’s interesting to rewind the clock back to 2001, when Mark Collie recorded an unselfconsciously ... Read More
This trio’s bluegrass-soaked debut single, “Amen,” showcases the seemingly effortless vocal fusion displayed by lead singer Hannah Blaylock, Cherrill Green ... Read More
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

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