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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
Co-starring with his real-life family on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966), Rick (then Ricky) Nelson launched a volley of hit songs by performing them on the TV show—a ... Read More
When this Tokyo performance was recorded in May of 1975, Glen Campbell’s chart activity and airplay were anemic at best. Glen had maintained a presence on TV and the concert stage, but his ... Read More
If Lyle’s disinclination toward mainstream country-star status wasn’t evident from his urbane, tailored suits and tousled, upside-down-cake hairdo, his 25-year recorded output clearly ... Read More
On their second effort for Big Machine, Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus have arena-ready country-rock covered with the power ballad “Hurry Baby,” the infectious “Hot ... Read More
Tribute albums can out and out suck. You’ve heard the ones I’m talking about. Artists, either unwilling or too awestruck, don’t want to put their own stamp on their hero’s ... Read More
For his 12th studio album, Neal McCoy turned to powerhouse couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, as well as ace session guitarist Brent Rowan, for production duties. However, Blake and ... Read More
Hey, isn’t “Dixieland” another way of saying “the South,” like in Alabama’s “Dixieland Delight”? And isn’t the South synonymous with country ... Read More
Nearly half this album references family, but the portrait presented here is hardly ideal—the Southern-rock-flavored “Southern Family Anthem” chronicles interfamily marriage, ... Read More
For the casual bluegrass fan who isn’t all that familiar with Tony Rice (and you’d have to be a very casual fan not to be), he’s one of the musical style’s most important ... Read More
Casey, an American Idol third-place finisher, garnered a following on the talent competition with his standout bluesy renditions of songs such as John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy.” Read More
Several of Nashville’s stars offered up songs for the Navy SEAL action flick Act of Valor.The Keith Urban-penned “For You” is featured in the film—playing over the closing ... Read More
Imagine you’re listening to a favorite bluegrass instrumental, while in the next room your spouse is watching (groan) some classical quartet on PBS. You nod off, and your subconscious ... Read More
In the film Joyful Noise, Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah portray two women who try to lead a church choir to victory in a choral competition. The music-centric movie’s soundtrack is a gem ... Read More
The Tennessee native’s seventh album brims with typical country fare, exalting all things rural, as in those kinds of locales where fishing can equal an ideal date night (“Fish ... Read More

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