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Paslay debuts, Bogguss tributes

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – Eric Paslay has enjoyed success as a songwriter, but now he's out on his own. The Texan released his self-titled debut today, which contains the hit "Friday Night." Paslay also has penned Jake Owen's summer smash "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," Eli Young Band's "Even if It Breaks Your Heart," Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes" andRascal Flatts' new single, "Rewind."

Veteran Suzy Bogguss hopes to get "Lucky" with her latest, a 12-song tribute to Merle Haggard that didn't start off that way. Bogguss and her husband/co-producer Doug Crider were considering for her next project and kept returning to songs by Haggard Bogguss 1989 was "Somewehre Between," named after an early son by The Hag.

Boston-based country band Girls Guns and Glory hopes for "Good Luck" with its fifth disc. The music is the first for Lonesome Day, better known as a bluegrass label.

Ace banjo man Tony Trischka is out with "Great Big World." The disc contains 13 songs.

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You may not have known the name Eric Paslay prior to his debut disc, but chances are you've heard his songs in the past few years. The red-headed Texan has enjoyed hit songs he helped pen including Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" and Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes," all of which number one on the country charts. Paslay delivers the songs on his own release with a warm soulful voice. »»»
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: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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