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Dean, Smith relase new material

Friday, April 14, 2023 – Jackson Dean is live today with his live EP, "Live at the Ryman" on Big Machine. The eight-song set marked his debut at the Ryman Auditorium in October 2022. In addition to live versions of songs from his debut album, "Greenbroke," the collection debuts "Heavens To Betsy" a song Dean wrote with his longtime band members, "1971."

Caitlyn Smith goes the deluxe version with "High & Low," out on Monument Records. Smith added six songs to her previous release, "High," with the title track gaining the Minnesota native some airplay.

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CD review - High & Low The title track to this Caitlyn Smith album was co-written with Miley Cyrus, one that likely knows a thing or two about getting high. However, this is not a drug song (at least not intentionally so), but one that explores the ups and downs of life instead. In fact, Smith had initially considered breaking the album down into high and low song sections. Ultimately, she just mixed it all together. Smith, known by many mostly as a successful Nashville songwriter, presents herself as an especially ...
CD review - Live at the Ryman When he was 18, Jackson Dean moved out of a shack on his grandfather's property in the small town of Odenton, Md. and left to pursue a career in music. After just a couple of years, he had a record label deal. Then his debut single, "Don't Come Lookin'," reached number three on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, and his debut album, "Greenbroke," released in 2022, was a hit. Dean's soulful, raw-edged vocals and gripping storylines draw the listener in ...
CD review - Supernova A lover of the cosmos and all things mystical, Caitlyn Smith continues with her astronomy-themed discography on her sophomore album, "Supernova," the follow up to 2018's "Starfire." The opening track, "Long Time Coming" starts out with a punishing drum beat and morphs into a heavily distorted guitar solo, which suggests angry heartbreak and its accompanying frustration. However, Smith bills the song as a "little anthem of hope to myself," having just ...

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