Lund unleases "Cabin Fever"
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 – Corbin Lund suffered form "Cabin Fever," well at least that's the name of his new CD out today. The 12-song disc follows on the heels of Lund's 2009 New West debut, "Losin Lately Gambler," his sixth album. Backed by his longtime band, The Hurtin Albertans, the June (Canadian Grammy) Award recipient has won kudos in his native land. The Canadian Country Music Association has named Lund Roots Artist of the Year annually 7 consecutive years from 2004-2010.
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Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans may be the hardest working outfit in country music. Their work and growth shows up in the skill and diversity found on their new release, "Cabin Fever." Since his debut in 1995, Lund has specialized in crossing country styles from Texas swing to traditional country with occasional stops in the singing-cowboy influence of Roy Rogers.
This new stream of songs are as varied as they are entertaining and engaging. The secret here is in the »»»
Losin' Lately Gambler
After a brief detour into military history on his "Horse Soldier, Horse Soldier" album, Corb Lund has returned to his usual subject matter - ranching and rodeos, gambling and other vices. They're traditional topics for a western band, but Canadian singer Lund is never simply rehashing concepts that have been done before. Even at his most humorous and uptempo, his songs carry a dark, modern edge. There's a deep awareness of the way traditions are changing. »»»
Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!
The "hurtin' Albertan" returns with a stellar follow up to 2005's "Hair in my Eyes like a Highland Steer," which won two Canadian Country Music Awards and a Juno for best roots and traditional album.
Recorded in Nashville with producer/songwriter/musician Harry Stinson, Lund's latest is an extended ode to the role of the cavalry in wars throughout history. "I Wanna Be in the Cavalry" kicks off record and is a tour de force. The song mixes historical »»»
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: McGraw has plenty of fight left
Despite the fact that Tim McGraw is five years sober, fit as a triathlete and touring behind a number one album, he is still in an unenviable position. As he approaches 50, McGraw has to stay a step ahead of the current crop of young country hunks with TV shows, cross format radio airplay and wider appeal. But as he proved at First Niagara's... »»»
Concert Review: Steve Earle doesn't rest (on laurels)
If you didn't realize Steve Earle had a new disc out, "The Low Highway," it would have been no problem realizing that quite and quickly.
That was because Earle started the two-hour show with three straight tracks from "The Low Highway," and he would not be done for the night. The title track of was a midtempo effort... »»»
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