Syndicate content

More Reviews

Trace Adkins hasn’t broken every bone in his body, but he’s got a respectable fracture count. He’s been shot . . . through the heart. He was a roughneck on an offshore oil rig. ... Read More
It’s one of the greater mysteries as to why this guy can’t seem to get the big break. Craig Campbell is a solid writer, has an uncanny knack for crafting (or finding, in some cases) ... Read More
When Lady Antebellum was recording its fourth album, Golden, it’s easy to imagine someone saying, “Loosen up, will ya?”The group itself has admitted it was ready for a musical ... Read More
If only every superstar band were as fulfilling as Pistol Annies. Formed in 2011 by Miranda Lambert and her buddies Angaleena Presley and the white-hot Ashley Monroe, the Annies were met with ... Read More
Taylor delivers the goods during Detroit stadium show. Read More
Well, here’s something novel—real-life stories told from the perspective of a true-blue New Englander. It is certainly most refreshing to hear tunes about small-town life that have ... Read More
Six albums into Randy Rogers Band’s career and the philosophy for their newest project, Trouble, seems to be “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Good ... Read More
Kenny Chesney has been recharging his batteries in the islands for years, but he’s never really told stories about his friends and life down there until Life on a Rock.Press materials call ... Read More
Tate, the winner of The X Factor’s second season in 2012, sings well enough, but without any hint of originality or personality.The same could easily be said for the material, which seeks to ... Read More
Maggie Rose is an interesting artistic experiment. On her album Cut to Impress, she clearly possesses the talent and looks to compete with country’s superstars, but she’s trying to do ... Read More
Never been a huge fan of the so-called “live” album, as most fail to provide any pure visceral experience and often seem a bit contrived. That said, Caught in the Act does give you a ... Read More
No one would ever accuse Willie Nelson of slowing down with age. As ol’ Willie turns 80 this month, he releases yet another album, the poignant Let’s Face the Music and Dance. Read More
With clever splices of sonic experimentation and songs that run from fanciful to downright serious, Wheelhouse seems to stand as Brad’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Not that ... Read More
This long-awaited album (Emmylou had been promising its release for some time) now comes to fruition, and for longtime fans the wait is genuinely worth it.In Old Yellow Moon, the former ... Read More
It’s been three years since we’ve had a new album from Gretchen Wilson, and those three years have been very good to her.And while no one would ever accuse the original “Redneck ... Read More
Do you realize it’s been nearly three years since The Band Perry hit the big time with breakout crossover single “If I Die Young”?The group’s self-titled debut appeared ... Read More
The iconic pop/country/gospel singer reprises his best-known hits in a stripped-down, acoustic format that carries a casual feeling, hence the title.All the favorites are on board, from ... Read More
Blake Shelton had every reason in the world to saunter into Chicago’s Joe’s Bar downright exhausted on Friday afternoon (March 29). He had spent the week touting his new album, Based ... Read More
Accomplishing more in a 90-minute set than most 19-year-old college kids accomplish in the entirety of their spring break, country crooner Scotty McCreery took his Weekend Roadtrip tour stop at ... Read More
When Levon Helm, the drummer and vocalist for Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Band, passed away in 2012, Americana music lost its greatest champion. His regular “Midnight Rambles” at ... Read More

Recent Music Posts More