FGL's Kelley, Allan, Allen release music
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FGL's Kelley, Allan, Allen release music

Friday, June 25, 2021 – Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley makes his full-length debut with "Sunshine State of Mind." Kelley helped write all 17 songs on the release, many with Corey Crowder, Canaan Smith and Blake Redferrin. Kelley and rowed produced all the songs. The beach figures prominently in the music with such titles as "Sunburnt, Barefoot & In Love," Highway on the Water," "Party on the Beach" and "Beach Cowboy."

Gary Allan is out with his first album in eight years, "Ruthless." He has released singles since "Set You Free" came out in 2013, but they did not fare well on the charts. The Californian co-produced the 13-song album with Tony Brown, Mark Wright, Greg Droman and Jay Joyce.

"Bettie James Gold Edition" is out today from Jimmie Allen. The release is an enhanced version of the EP "Bettie James," The 16-track album includes nine new collaborations in addition to the seven previously featured on his July 2020 project "Bettie James," named in homage to Allen's late father, James Allen, and late grandmother, Bettie Snead.Featured artists on Bettie James Gold Edition include Babyface, BRELAND, Keith Urban, LANCO, Lathan Warlick, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, LOCASH, Monica, Neon Union, Pitbull, teamwork. and Vikina.

Robyn Ottolini, of "F-150 fame," makes her Warner debut with "The But I'm Not Always Sad Either EP." The Canadian singer helped write all four songs. The release was produced by Erik Fintelman and Mark Schroor.

Chris Janson releases "Stripped Down Acoustics," four songs he recorded at the Acuff House in Nashville. The songs include "Beer Me," "Waitin' on 5," "Done" and "Hawaii on Me."

JP Harris' Dreadful Wind & Rain, a project of Harris with former Old Crow Medicine Show member Chance McCoy, is out with "Don't You Marry a Railroad Man." The release combines banjo and fiddle with an Appalachian sound.

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CD review - Tulip Drive Nearly smack dab in the middle of a mostly inconsequential collection of songs, Jimmie Allen hits us with "Habits & Hearts," a truly gripping song about substance abuse. "But habits are harder than hearts to break," Allen reminds us during the chorus. Had he given us 16 more songs like this jaw dropper, "Tulip Drive" could have been a truly great and memorable album. Ah, but he didn't. For some unknown reason, Allen found it necessary to include ...
CD review - Memory Lane Jimmie Allen's "Mercury Lane" is an album of likeable pop-country. Being likeable is always a good thing, but an album of music merely that is not a sonic description that leads directly to a hearty recommendation. The production on the full-length is big, bright - and in a word - pop. Allen may be a country guy, but these 15 songs will never be confused with real country sounds. Lyrically, Allen - who had a hand in writing most of this album - pushes many of the right radio ...

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