Church, Milsap, Montana dispense new sounds
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
– Eric Church has enjoyed a chunk of success with his first two discs, and he hopes to be the third time lucky with "Chief." The 11 songs were produced by Jay Joyce and include drinking songs (Jack Daniels
and Drink In My Hand
) and a big nod to a music star (Springsteen
). The first single is Homeboy.
Country soul singer Ronnie Milsap is out with what's being described as a straight country disc, "Country Again" on A Bigger Picture/Milsap Music. This is Milsap's first country-oriented disc in six years.
Randy Montana debuts with his first full length, a self-titled affair. The son of Billy Montana who once upon a time had a recording deal, earned some airplay with the single, 1,000 Faces.
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Concert Review: Foster, Smith finally join forces, fortunately
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