Adkins, Moon, Ray, The Grascals drop new asounds
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Adkins, Moon, Ray, The Grascals drop new asounds

Friday, August 27, 2021 – Trace Adkins releases his 13th studio album, "The Way I Wanna Go" (Verge/ONErpm). The 25 songs represent the singer's 25 years in music. The album was produced by Mickey Jack Cones and Derek George. The set features collaborations with Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Pitbull, Melissa Etheridge, Keb' Mo', Snoop Dogg, plus Stevie Wonder on harmonica.

Singer Michael Ray releases a seven-song EP today. He helped write two of the seven songs. Isaem released "Kiss You in the Morning," "Think a Little Less," and "One That Got Away"

Niko Moon makes his debut on "Good Time" on RCA Nashville. The album was made with his wife, Anna, and Josh Murty, Moon has written songs for Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, and Morgan Wallen He was also a member of the group Sir Rosevelt with Zac Brown and Ben Simonetti.

The Grascals bring polished yet hard-edged modern bluegrass to "Up All Night" on their Mountain Home release. The band consists of a trio of vocalists - guitarists Chris Davis and John Bryan and bassist Terry Smith along with mandolinist Danny Roberts, fiddler Adam Haynes and five-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Kristin Scott Benson. The release contains a dozen songs.

King Calaway releases their EP "Midnight" via Stoney Creek Records. The four-track EP is a collection of smooth modern country hits with stacked harmonies, and soul-oriented production. The EP also includes a feature singer Lainey Wilson on "Good Time To Me." The band consists of Caleb Miller, Chris Deaton, Simon Dumas, Chad Michael Jervis and Austin Luther.

Tim Easton, a product of Ohio, who lives in Nashville, released his 10th studio album today, "You Don't Really Know Me." The album comes while gaining sobriety and getting divorced. Easton blends Americana, rock and the blues into his music.

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CD review - Ain't That Kind of Cowboy Anybody with staying power in the modern country music landscape must have found a four-leaf clover and a niche. Trace Adkins hearkens back to a time when country stars included more Alpha males. He's got a baritone as deep as an oil well and stands eye-to-eye with quite a few pro basketball players. It's enough presence to show up on screen, and Adkins has had more than one foray into film over the 30-plus years he's been singing for his supper. Now approaching 60, you wonder if ...
CD review - Something's Going On Trace Adkins' wonderful low singing voice can be a little deceptive because he could easily sing utter crap and still somehow sound great. It's why the critical ear must pay close attention to specifically what he's saying in his songs whenever evaluating his work. Adkins doesn't write his own songs, so he's entirely dependent upon stellar writers. Thankfully, "Something's Going On" is a better than average collection of songs, especially good for Adkins, as ...
CD review - Live Country DVD "Live Country" is a concert film featuring Trace Adkins performing his biggest hits at The Paramount in Huntington, N.Y. Anticipation was high for this one because Adkins, along with Josh Turner, is one of our very best low-voiced singers. Perhaps poor audio quality is to blame, but Adkins' singing isn't nearly as powerful in this live setting as it is on CD. From the cheesy stage props to the casually dressed backing singers (one even has a headband that leaves her looking ...

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