Articles tagged country

Rodney Crowell: Close Ties

On Close Ties, Crowell sees his own failures and acknowledges that he may not have changed as much as he should have.

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Craig Brown Band: The Lucky Ones Forget

If good songwriting and twangy songs are your wheelhouse and you don’t mind some off-kilter singing, Craig Brown Band might be worth your time.

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Emmylou Harris Has a Special Connection to Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium

Emmylou Harris: "Playing at the Ryman, especially on the stage of the Opry, is just an honor to join a tradition that’s been going on so long."

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21 Mar 2017 // 2:02 AM

Natalie Hemby: Puxico

In the case of Natalie Hemby, she takes an old trope in dedicating an album to a small town and making it new again, all by her own means.

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Caroline Spence: Spades and Roses

Spence embodies authentic country; she has an incredible knack for enchanting listeners with her sweet soprano and emotional lyricism.

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9 Mar 2017 // 8:41 AM

Sunny Sweeney: Trophy

Sweeney’s a true romantic, not only about love and family, but about the Lone Star state as well.

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28 Feb 2017 // 1:00 PM

Sturgill Simpson - “All Around You” (Singles Going Steady)

Just in case we weren't sure of Sturgill Simpson's stance on our current president, he makes it very clear here.

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24 Feb 2017 // 3:02 AM

Travis Linville: Up Ahead

Up Ahead showcases a bright and deserving future for this up-and-comer.

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Scott H. Biram: The Bad Testament

Scott H. Biram is a filthy-ass peacock in full bloom on this record, kicking arse and not even bothering to take names.

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Gary Stewart: Gary / Cactus and a Rose

Stewart sung with the stateliness of a drunk at the bar just one shot short of getting sloppy. He can be imposing one minute and heroic the next.

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AJ Hobbs: Too Much Is Never Enough

As a backroads country outlaw and a soulful modern gentleman altogether, Hobbs makes a compelling case.

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16 Feb 2017 // 12:25 PM

Marty Stuart - “Way Out West” (Singles Going Steady)

Marty Stuart shows how going out west is just a metaphor for finding yourself.

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15 Feb 2017 // 12:00 PM

Miranda Lambert - “We Should Be Friends” (Singles Going Steady)

There's a sense of inclusion and camaraderie here that only the best crowd-pleasers can pull off without pandering.

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20 Questions: Nashville Singer-Songwriter Natalie Hemby

Natalie Hemby's Puxico is a standout debut from a songwriter who has been behind the scenes for over a decade.

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Whitney Rose: South Texas Suite

Like the flower from which she takes her name, Rose may be thorny, but it’s her showy blossom that gets one's attention.

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6 Feb 2017 // 3:15 AM

Lee Hazlewood: 13

Lee Hazlewood's 13 is an excellent -- if uncanny -- addition to his eclectic body of work, a fascinating document for devoted fans and curious newcomers alike.

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Loretta Lynn: White Christmas Blue

For her second release of 2016, Loretta Lynn presents a down-home country Christmas of the old fashioned variety.

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9 Dec 2016 // 3:20 AM

Garth Brooks: Gunslinger

Former king of country music returns with an album reminiscent of the Garth Brooks of old.

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Miranda Lambert: The Weight of These Wings

After a prolonged silence in the wake of her very public divorce, Miranda Lambert opens up, takes the high road and harnesses her heartbreak to create one of the best country albums of 2016.

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Wayne Hancock: Slingin’ Rhythm

When it comes to a new Wayne Hancock record, you know exactly what you’re getting -- and that in itself can be a damn comforting notion.

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