Combs, Allen, Rowan put out new discs
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Combs, Allen, Rowan put out new discs

Friday, June 24, 2022 – Luke Combs is out with his third album, "Growin' Up." The disc kicks off with his hit single "Doin' This," about his love of playing music. Produced by Combs, Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton, "Growin' Up" follows 2019's 3x Platinum "What You See is What You Get" and his 4x Platinum debut, "This One's For You," and consists of twelve songs including his new single, "The Kind of Love We Make." Miranda Lambert helps out on "Outrunnin' Your Memory."

Jimmie Allen releases his third studio album "Tulip Drive" today via Stoney Creek Records/BBR Music Group. The 17-song, 54- minue album includes appearances from Jennifer Lopez, CeeLo Green, T-Pain, (Katie Ohh and his eight-year-old son, Aadyn. "down home" is the first single and is presented as a a letter to Allen's late father. The title of the disc is the name of the street that Allen's grandmother lived on in Lewes, Del. The album was put together by 10 producers including Allen, Ash Bowers, Ilya Tolchinskiy and Jesse Frasure.

Veteran Peter Rowan puts out "Calling You From My Mountain" (Rebel). Billy Strings, Shawn Camp, Molly Tuttle, Lindsay Lou and Mark Howard help out. Though the genesis for Rowan's new album came from Hank Williams' Luke the Drifter personality and Rowan's idea of writing new songs for this character, he quickly spun in other connections, like his longtime interest in Tibetan music, his Buddhist beliefs and practices and his love of artists like Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Lightnin' Hopkins, Guy Clark, Bill Monroe, and Tex Logan, all of whom Rowan's played and performed with.

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CD review - Calling You From My Mountain It's been nearly six decades since Peter Rowan came to national renown as lead singer and guitarist for Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, and it will likely come as a shock to many bluegrass fans that he turned 80 years old on the Fourth of July this year. Nonetheless, retirement or even slowing down doesn't seem to be part of his ongoing career plan as his new release is his fifth in the past decade.He also maintains an active touring schedule with his current band: Chris Henry ...
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 - The Prequel EP The saying, 'Strike while the iron's hot,' applies to many situations, but especially to the music business. The scene moves so fast these days that this last year's star could be this year's 'Where are they now?' Luke Combs moved quickly up the country music popularity ladder, so he's smart to put out this five-song EP between full-lengths. First single, "Beer Never Broke My Heart," is a throwaway tune, built upon a solidly thumping, Waylon Jennings-like groove. ...

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