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As terrific as Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis are on their own, they also make a captivating tandem. The husband-and-wife team’s collaborative album serves up a lucky 13-pack of straight-up ... Read More
The odds are pretty good that if a country song contains fire, revenge or mental instability, Miranda Lambert will be the voice behind it. The difference with her new single, “Mama’s ... Read More
After releasing the most serious, substantial work of his career—the dazzling “You and Tequila,” “Come Over” and “El Cerrito Place”—Kenny Chesney ... Read More
The romantic notion of “love” is that as long as you’re together, it will all work out OK. Which is a wonderful idea, of course, but it deeply discounts the need for silly ... Read More
Hee Haw alum Lulu Roman has a voice as large as her personality. But on At Last, “a collection of standards and classics,” she succeeds by reining it in, interpreting such gems as ... Read More
It’s been 10 years since The Mavericks have released a new album. But with their latest project, In Time, they return better than ever.  Read More
The doldrums of winter are officially here, but thankfully Lady Antebellum has returned to snap us out of them. From the group’s highly anticipated fourth studio album comes the first ... Read More
Bluegrass is one of the most malleable of country music’s subgenres, played faithfully by legends like Del McCoury but pushed and pulled by everyone from radio stars like Dierks Bentley to ... Read More
Right now, in a dingy bar or a suburban basement, some aspiring musician is performing “Wagon Wheel.” The Old Crow Medicine Show tune (written around a 40-year-old Bob Dylan chorus ... Read More
George is bidding goodbye to the traveling life after 2014, hence the fitting monicker of his last series of shows, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. Read More
In the past, country music videos were created to, in some way, enhance the songs they were made for. Sometimes the interpretations are literal and sometimes they’re conceptual—artsy ... Read More
At 76, Kris still has the soul of a poet and a writer’s observational skills, as finely demonstrated on Feeling Mortal, his first new album of original material in four years. Read More
After a highly publicized battle with his former label, Tim McGraw won the right to make his new album with Big Machine Records (home of Taylor Swift) and the result is Two Lanes of Freedom. The ... Read More
Blake’s colorful TV presence on The Voice and controversy-stirring tweets often obscure the fact that the guy can really sing.Here, Blake’s voice is truly rich and expressive on what ... Read More
Just when you thought there couldn’t be another posthumous Townes Van Zandt release, that all of his music in every possible configuration had been released, another album has surfaced. But ... Read More
Performing someone else’s songs is a bit like acting—you have to display a deep understanding of a character’s motivations for it to really work. Yet when a skilled actor like ... Read More
When it comes to “live” TV performances, there are often a lot of shortcuts—even on a show like Hee Haw. But the cornfield comedy’s shortcut is the fan’s gain, as ... Read More
The title perfectly sums up the album’s ambitions as Gary freely roams a stylistic gamut, from blues (“It Ain’t the Whiskey”) to jazz (“Drop”) and even a little ... Read More
Nashville’s country music insiders have known for some time that Randy Houser is one of the finest male vocalists the community has ever welcomed. The authenticity in his voice reveals ... Read More
Katie Armiger has had the unenviable task of growing up in the spotlight. The 21-year-old Texas native released her first album at 15 and now, on her fourth album, Fall Into Me, it’s clear ... Read More

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