Bingham, Kershaw release new CDs
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
– Ryan Bingham has enjoyed critical acclaim, but was not exactly a household name. He still may not be, but he's had a great year since he won an Oscar for The Weary Kind,
as best song from the movie "Crazy Heart." Bingham, from New Mexico, released "Junky Star" Tuesday. Like the movie, T Bone Burnett produced the disc.
Sammy Kershaw also released his first disc in three years, "Better Than I Used to Be. (Big Hit Records/MRI). His first disc in three years features a duet with Jamey Johnson on Cover of the Rolling Stone, is a remake of the classic 1972 Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show song
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Every male country singer worth his salt has been influenced by George Jones who died in April 2013; if not vocally, at the very least because of respect for country traditions and love of a fine song. Few, however, have the skills to sing as much like Jones as Sammy Kershaw can. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Kershaw has that whole sincerity thing down pat.
For the most part, Kershaw mainly sticks to the most familiar Jones songs. He even has the guts to cover "He Stopped ...
It's appropriate Sammy Kershaw decorated the CD cover of his new Christmas album with artwork that looks like it was created by a child. This is because the music contained within is equally simple and unpretentious. Kershaw never gets too fancy with the arrangements to these songs. They're all relatively basic country, with only essential and necessary instrumentation on each track.
In between the opening reading of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas and the concluding ...
After years at the top of the charts as one of the most distinct voices in country, Sammy Kershaw, like many new traditionalist of the time, fell out of favor with country radio. His new album, "Better Than I Used To Be," shows it was their loss. On his first new album in four years, Kershaw nearly lives up to the title, displaying a voice that is as strong as it has ever been.
The album kicks-off with the raucous That Train, which showcases the stylistic voice that rocketed Kershaw ...