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Jaime Wyatt is a fantastic country singer that has just released her third album, "Feel Good," and is currently on her first headlining tour. This trek has taken her to places and venues where she's never played before and has been a heartening success.
Rodney Crowell's career is littered with butterfly-effect decisions that, in retrospect, represent life-altering milestones along the singer/songwriter's star-crossed path. If the Houston native hadn't moved to Nashville at age 22, he wouldn't have been discovered by Jerry Reed...
Steve Earle pays tribute to one of his mentors and heroes, Jerry Jeff Walker, on "Jerry Jeff," which follows his "GUY" tribute to Guy Clark and "TOWNES" tribute to Townes Van Zandt. Earle has called these projects a necessary form of therapy, as each of these great artists have passed on.
The title track to James McMurtry's "The Horses and the Hounds" plays out like one of those great running songs, namely Merle Haggard's "The Fugitive." "Lord I've been running for so long I just can't find a way back home," McMurtry sings, in that enjoyable deadpan vocal tone of his. When the Haggard song is mentioned, though, McMurtry responds, "I don't really remember.
Back before the world retreated into makeshift fallout shelters for a year of Netflix binging, board games and what Warren Zevon referred to as splendid isolation, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Shannon McNally was invited to play a Music City benefit concert.
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.

Concert Reviews

Mattea shows she's a winner - despite the competition

Kathy Mattea laid it out there before she even played a note. She may have had very tough competition tonight – the hometown Celtics were playing the second game of the NBA finals - but she was not worried. "Basketball, shamsketball," she joked. And with that, the country music veteran ...

Messina shows you can go home again

Jo Dee Messina showed you can go home yet again. Messina was back in Massachusetts where she got her start with a set looking back. Messina has not released an album in 10 years, nor made the singles chart since 2008. Fortunately, she has enough of a catalogue with at least some sense of looking ahead ...

Swindell shows off his bona fides

If there was ever any doubt about Cole Swindell's bona fides as a songwriter and performer, check out two songs he played before a packed house – "Forever To Me" and "You Should Be Here." Both are part of lifecycle events, and if you weren't left with a lump in your ...

Della Mae has a lot left in the tank

Della Mae had not played the historic Club Passim (until doing two shows the previous night) for a good decade. At some level, it felt like Della Mae has been lying low despite occasional releases. But now, they seem be ramping it up after self-releasing singles over the past year and doing very short concert runs. ...

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