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In this latest effort, Lori, one of the finest and most descriptive writers in any genre, departs from the personal stories that dotted her previous Massachusetts album. Here, she creates ... Read More
Blake Shelton may be one of Nashville’s biggest exports these days as he hangs among the Hollywood elite, but he’s also a die-hard Earl Thomas Conley fan at heart. That duality between ... Read More
A new work from Lucinda is always cause for rejoicing, and here’s double reason to shout out to the heavens: Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone contains two discs, 10 songs each. ... Read More
The concept album, while still relatively present in rock music, is increasingly rare in country music. Which is odd, considering that Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger is one of the ... Read More
If you aren’t quite ready to surrender summer, you aren’t alone. Florida Georgia Line is fighting the turn of the calendar page with the release of the single ... Read More
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

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