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Kelley, McCreery, Peck release new music

Friday, May 10, 2024 – With Florida Georgia Line on hiatus, Brian Kelley is telling the "Tennessee Truth" today, his debut disc for Big Machine Label Group. In 2021, Kelley released "Sunshine State of Mind" for Warner. Kelley helped write eight of the 12 songs on the release. Dann Huff produced the set.

On the heels of his sixth number one hit on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase Chart with lead single "Cab in a Solo," Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery releases his fifth studio album "Rise and Fall." McCreery co-wrote 12 of the 13 songs on the album.

Orville Peck is out with a covers disc, "Stampede, Vol.1," his first release for Warner after being on Columbia. The lead single was Ned Sublette's "Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly Fond of Each Other" with Willie Nelson.

Lily Rose returns with a six-song EP, "Runnin' Outta Time." Rose helped write all six songs with the set produced by Paul DiGiovanni. Among the songwriters were Trannie Anderson, Blake Pendergrass, Hillary Lindsey and Emily Weisband. Rose first gained attention with the song "Villian."

Sturgill Simpson reissues his groundbreaking "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music" today on High Top Mountain Records/Thirty Tigers. The traditional country disc gave Simpson's career a big boost. The album as originally released May 13, 2014. Recorded live-to-tape in four dates, the album features Simpson alongside his original band - bassist Kevin Black, guitarist Laur Joamets and drummer Miles Miller. The new special edition features a fully reimagined album cover and vinyl package.

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Scotty McCreery is somewhat of a guilty pleasure. American Idol winners are supposed to sell albums, lots of them. With three with three number ones on his resume, McCreery has certainly done his job well. But commercial success sometimes has its burdens. With an unabashed contemporary bent, aw shucks demeanor and flannel shirt, he was portrayed as a caricature of the genre on an SNL spoof 2013s "See You Tonight" was designed to market him as a more mature artist and to buck the stereotype. ...
CD review - Sunshine State Of Mind Brian Kelley may be one half of Florida Georgia Line (by some accounts, disease-spreading vectors of bro country), but "Sunshine State of Mind" is not a FGL album – not by a long shot. Like his high-profile duo gig, Kelley's solo venture is not at all lyrically deep. This is a party album. But as party albums go, it's a good one. This is also a thematically consistent album. Most of its songs include sailing, sun, the beach or all three. It's a summer ...
CD review - Cuttun' Grass Vol 1 The Butcher Shoppe Sessions Anybody that believes you can have too much of a good thing, obviously hasn't listened to Sturgill Simpson's "Cuttin' Grass" collections, volumes one and two. Volume one contains a plentiful 20 songs, and it's a hoot and a holler – start to finish. Simpson's point of view is complicated. He sounds just as natural singing about God, as he does on "All Around You," as he does while traveling down that highway to hell with "Railroad of Sin. ...

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