Monday, March 2 2015
The attacks of 9/11 may have caused a noticeable shift in the lyrical content of musicians and even sonic changes in the short term, but, in the end, normalcy finds a way to settle in.
Tuesday, December 24 2013
In bluegrass circles, 2013 was a year that welcomed the rise of talented upstarts, the return to form of masters, and collaborations among the best in the business.
Tuesday, December 14 2010
The synthesis of the past, present and future is so much of what country music is about these days. The traditions haven’t disappeared, but the music is changing all of the time.
Sunday, October 20 2013
Alan Jackson has said he’s wanted to make a bluegrass album for 15 years. Now, here it is, plain and simple.
Tuesday, March 30 2010
Of 2010’s mainstream, will-sell-big country albums, so far Freight Train is the one most likely to be called “traditionalist” in every review.
Thursday, March 27 2008
An at-ease variety show of an album, with fantasy in the driver's seat, but the cold wind of reality right behind.
Monday, September 17 2007
Is Alan Jackson his generation's premier country artist? This collection makes a compelling case in his favor.
Tuesday, October 17 2006
While it was Alan Jackson's idea to bring in Alison Krauss, it seems he may have got more than he bargained for.
Thursday, November 6 2008
Alan Jackson has a little question he asks himself to keep his head in the right place. "Would Merle Haggard do that?" In an age