Rascal Flatts, Parton out with new music
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
– Rascal Flatts hits the rewind button today as "Rewind" is the name of the trio's eighth disc. That also is the lead single from the release. Bassist Jay DeMarcus, Flatts co-produced more than half of the album with producers Howard Benson and Dann Huff
Dolly Parton returns with "Blue Smoke," a disc on which she wrote seven of the songs. She also sings with Kenny Rogers on "You Can't Make Old Friends" and Willie Nelson on "From Here to the Moon and Back." Kent Wells produced the 12-song album.
Sturgill Simpson releases his second album "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music." Produced once again by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Lindi Ortega, Jamey Johnson), "Metamodern Sounds In Country Music" was recorded live-to-tape at Nashville's LCS studio over four days in late 2013. For the recording, Simpson was joined by his touring band - bassist Kevin Black, guitarist Laur Joamets and drummer Miles Miller.
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Dolly Parton is no stranger to flash. Even before our modern country era, where many of the most successful artists rival contemporary pop stars for high profile image manipulation, Parton had the city girl look down pat (alas, without ever denying her Appalachian roots). However, this master songwriter has simply given us an album about as close to purity as one can get.
The incredibly bright Parton is far from simple, however, so the "simple" in this album's title solely refers ...
Of all the songs you never expected Dolly Parton to cover, Bon Jovi's "Lay Your Hands on Me" has got to be near the top of the list. Although by the time Miley Cyrus's godmother gets through personalizing the song there's not enough of the original left to call it a cover - just a word or two here and there and the chorus, which for those of you who have forgotten this masterpiece of 80's hair metal is just the title of the song repeated almost enough times to make a ...
If Dolly Parton were to host a summer replacement daytime TV show, her new record album could very well be the soundtrack. It is so totally Dolly - an hour's worth of can-do, I'm-country-gol'-dang-it-but-don't-forget-I'm-Hollywood, yet never abandoning the singer-songwriter that's been her overriding trademark.
It gets a little silly, which you expect from Dolly. In fact, the song she co-wrote with Mac Davis, Country Is as Country Does - gets a lot silly. ...