Rhett, Milsap release new discs
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Rhett, Milsap release new discs

Friday, April 30, 2021 – Thomas Rhett is out with his fifth studio album, "Country Again: Side A," more of a country leaning album than Rhett's recent releases. Rhett had a hand in writing every song on the release. The lead single is "What's Your Country Song," his 17th career number one single and 11th consecutive chart topper.

Ronnie Milsap offers "A Better Word for Love"(Black River). The 10-song release was produced by Rob Galbreath. The set includes "Big Bertha," the last song Carl Perkins wrote. Perkins' widow sent it to Rhett to record.

Maryland artist Jackson Dean releases his major label, self-titled debut, a five-song EP. Dean previously released an EP, "Still I Ain't No Saint."

Mercury Nashville singer Priscilla Block releases her self-titled major label debut EP today as well. Block helped write all six songs.

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CD review - Where We Started Thomas Rhett's "Where We Started" begins with a wonderfully positive relationship song titled "The Hill." Over a quiet, acoustic guitar arrangement, Rhett sings of how a successful marriage is the hill he wants to die on. In other words, if he's going to fight for anything, he's going to battle for his romantic partnership. Unsurprisingly, Lori McKenna had a part in writing it. When it comes to setting the right priorities in life, McKenna is one of our greatest ...
CD review - Country Again: Side A Thomas Rhett is in the artistic zone. Rhett Atkins' boy never really struggled to get noticed, but starting around 2015, his impact went nuclear – "Die A Happy Man" wasn't just a number one, but a monster that stayed there for two months. The ACM Award for Entertainer of the Year still carries a lot of weight, and Rhett nabbed it in 2019. Still, Rhett's sound has its doubters – a lot of the air-quote country hits were grafted to other dance, pop and soul styles. ...
CD review - A Better Word for Love There was a time when Ronnie Milsap's soulful approach to making country music was controversial. Some thought he was too pop. However, compared to contemporary country music, Milsap now sounds more traditional than ever. No matter where Milsap has fit along the country spectrum, though, he has always been a great singer. Now, with "A Better Word for Love," Milsap's voice sounds like it hasn't diminished even one little bit. Listen to the way Milsap sometimes growls ...

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