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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
Any new artist with a successful debut album will tell you that they fear their follow-up won’t compare. Having your entire life to write your first collection and just months to write the ... Read More
Since becoming a bona fide TV star, Blake Shelton’s time has been stretched to the max. Unfortunately, you can’t help but hear a little of that when listening to his latest album, ... Read More
Not every song needs to be Garth Brooks’ “Standing Outside the Fire” or Martina McBride’s “Independence Day” with big arrangements or social commentary. ... Read More
In a country music world of oversingers, Kacey Musgraves is a breath of fresh air. Pure and natural, at times ethereal, Kacey has opted to not compete with power singers like Carrie Underwood and ... Read More
“Easy” marks Sheryl’s first single from her upcoming new album, which will reportedly be more country-flavored than her previous works.As such, “Easy” would fit right ... Read More
Before Zac Brown Band hit the big time on country radio with “Chicken Fried,” they were a hard-touring outfit with a large following on the same jam-band circuit that adores Dave ... Read More

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