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Evans, Niemann off Sony roster

Thursday, February 4, 2016 – Sara Evans, Jerrod Niemann and The Swon Brothers are among the acts no longer on the Sony Nashville roster, according to published reports.

Evans spent her entire career on RCA Nashville, part of the Sony umbrella, since her traditional country debut, "Three Chords and the Truth" in 1997. Her final release was "At Christmas" in 2014.

Niemann release three albums for Sea Gayle/Arista, also part of the Sony label. His final release was "High Noon" in 2014. His biggest hit was "Lover Lover" in 2010.

The Swon Brothers released an EP last week, "Timeless," on their own, in effect indicating that they were no longer on Sony. The Oklahoma duo released one disc on the label. The Swons currently are on tour with Carrie Underwood.

Reports also said that The Henningsens and Josh Dorr are off the label as well. Neither released an album on Sony. The Henningsens are a trio consisting of Brian Henningsen, his son Aaron, and daughter Clara. They released an EP in 2013 and a Christmas release in 2014.

The label also signed several acts in recent months, including Kane Brown last week. Maren Morris, who already has an EP out, and LANco also recently signed with Sony.

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Copy That CD review - Copy That
Nine songs in, Sara Evans finally unleashes a country song that she wanted to cover. And it's one of the most copied songs at that - Hank's "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." The cut is a decided left turn from the rest of "Copy That," songs that Evans adored "plain and simple." Overcovered though it may be, Evans' version resonates. Let's face it, her vocals remain a powerful thing of beauty, power and emotion. And it helps that she is backed by »»»
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You gotta love country music, which still demonizes tobacco just like a Baptist Church Sunday sermon. "Marquee Sign," off Sara Evans' "Word" album begins with the country star announcing, "I wish you were a pack of cigarettes/'Cause you would have come with a warning." Cigarettes, like the tequila she sings about later, are clearly bad for you. Unfortunately, the man in this song didn't come labeled with a skull and cross bones. The album from whence »»»
At Christmas CD review - At Christmas
Sara Evans is straight-up one of the best singers in country music, and when she performs "Go Tell It On The Mountain" backed by a supportive choir on her new holiday offering, "At Christmas," the girl is squarely in her element. She has the kind of strong voice that gives this lyric the spiritual declarative quality it requires. And yet, she can switch to the acoustic guitar-backed "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" and sing ever so prettily and quietly. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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