Articles tagged country

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 // 11:25 AM

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 // 11:00 AM

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 // 2:15 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 // 2:20 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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Waylon Jennings: The Lost Nashville Sessions

Taking the vocal tracks from recording sessions done for the U.S. military’s recruitment program in 1970, this collection then wraps them in an anachronistically glossy sheen.

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16 Nov 2016 // 2:20 AM

Brent Cobb: Shine on Rainy Day

Country singer-songwriter Brent Cobb returns with an earnest, low-key collection of songs that sit nicely within the tradition of Nashville outsiders who came to define much of country music.

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All Acoustic Instruments and Kitchen Utensils: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band History With Jeff Hanna

With half a century of music and friendship, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band continues forward with Circlin' Back.

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‘Harmonies From Heaven’ Gives a Breakneck View of the Everly Brothers

A little too fast at times for the viewer to fully absorb, this BBC4 doc nevertheless reminds us of the power the Everlys wielded in their heyday.

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Guy Clark Biography ‘Without Getting Killed or Caught’ Is Worthy of the Late Singer-Songwriter

Anecdotes that peel back the curtain from Clark’s neatly arranged processes really add value to his story.

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Willie Nelson: For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price

You already know what this album sounds like. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t good.

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David Bromberg Band: The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues

On his 18th album, David Bromberg teaches a master-class not only in the history of blues-inflected Americana but also in how to keep that music alive and relevant.

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11 Oct 2016 // 9:43 AM

Dixie Chicks Reunited and Vibrant

No new music appears to be in the works for the group at the moment, but the crowd was happy to revel in the hits.

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William Clark Green - “Sympathy” (audio) (premiere)

William Clark Green takes his queues from the storied legion of Lone Star State songwriters who have gone before and brings in the energy of rock and attitude of outlaw country.

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Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms - “Innocent Road” (premiere)

Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms meld together as a duo with the same naturalness as Chris and Morgane Stapleton.

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