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McCready, Summerton Road debut new discs

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 – Mindy McCready is back...again. This time, "I'm Still Here" is the name of her new CD, out today. McCready has had a long litany of issues both from the personal to the legal and did time in jail. The 13 songs include updated versions of her two biggest hits Guys Do It All the Time andTen Thousand Angels.

Bluegrass band Summerton Road is out with their self-titled debut on Rounder. Fiddle player John Rigsby (Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Melvin Goins) and Jack Hicks (Bill Monroe, The Whites, Jim & Jesse, Lester Flatt) on banjo are joined by singer Bo Isaac, who started off his career at age five at the Kentucky Opry, then toured with Dave Evans and eventually performed as a solo artist. Rounding out the quartet is bassist Randy Thomas (The Peach Mountain Boys, Dave Evans).

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kiah heats up – Amythyst Kiah's music career has seemingly been a slow burn, but that well could be changing. She was part of the quartet that put out the very fine "Songs of Our Native Daughters" earlier this year and is about to launch a tour with CD-mates Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago and Leyla McCalla to bring out songs about... »»»
Concert Review: Sweeney maintains her musical integrity – Sunny Sweeney has gone the big label route and even earned a hit with "From a Table Away," but truth be told, she's better off without the baggage of the bigs, especially given the consistent quality and musical vision that was so clearly and admirably on display on this evening. When the East Texas native started her career, she was... »»»