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Gary Louris

Jump for Joy

CD review - Jump for Joy

Shannon McNally

The Waylon Sessions

CD review - The Waylon Sessions

Travis Linville

I'm Still Here

CD review - I'm Still Here

Miranda Lambert Jack Ingram Jon Randall

The Marfa Tapes

CD review - The Marfa Tapes

Thomas Rhett

Country Again: Side A

CD review - Country Again: Side A

Ronnie Milsap

A Better Word for Love

CD review - A Better Word for Love

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By their own admission Track45 hails from a town that is "big enough for a WalMart and a Waffle House, but not a Target or a Starbucks." Ironically, Meridian, Miss. (population (41,148) is the birthplace of the father of country music, Jimmy Rodgers. The harmony-driven sibling trio of Track45 includes Ben Johnson and his infectiously bubbly sisters Jenna and KK.
It was only fitting that Lindsay Ell had Lauren Alaina as a guest on her recent livestream concert. Alaina penned the song "Crashing The Boy's Club." That is exactly what Ell is doing using her Stratocaster as a battering ram. Men have disproportionately occupied lead guitar, vocals
"Right Now" is where Americana/bluegrass band Twisted Pine is at - a compelling reason to believe that traditional music will continue to grow.
Back with her first disc in a dozen years, Heidi Newfield breaks out of the box with 'The Barfly Sessions, Vol. 1.'
It's been awhile for Pam Tillis - 13 years since her last solo album - but the singer is back in action.
Sierra Hull faces the challenges of making music during a global wasn't easy.

Concert Reviews

McBryde highlights CRS New Faces

The CRS New Faces of Country is always billed as a highlight of the annual radio confab - a chance to see new artists, who have made at least somewhat of a mark. Ashley McBryde has enjoyed the most success of the five artists on the bill, she showed why. McBride kicked off her set acoustic-based (that ...

Rhett, Akins, Welling shine at CRS guitar pull

A good old-fashioned guitar pull spearheaded by Thomas Rhett showcased the beauty of the song as well as the back-end story. Rhett, playing for the first time in about a year, went straight to the country imagery with his current hit "What's Your Country Song?" He may not have played ...

Warner offers somethings old (Dan+Shay), somethings new (Munsick, Parker)

Brett Eldredge had the right song for these times, "Good Day," in kicking off the Warner Nashville artist showcase at CRS 2021 in Nashville. Of course, the conference for country radio is usually in person, but not this year. "I got a feeling it's going to be a good day," ...

McGraw maintains his lustre

The annual rite of country radio – CRS (Country Radio Seminar) - kicked off today in Nashville (virtually, of course), and one of the highlights is always the artist showcases. This wasn't a full-fledged concert, of course. Each artist – three new ones plus Tim McGraw - was given ...

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