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Pride, Vincent/Singletary make music

Friday, July 7, 2017 – Charley Pride is out with his first album in six years today, while one of the leading lights of bluegrass and a traditional country singer joined forces for a duets release.

Pride, who was CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1971, released "Music in My Heart" on the Music City Records label. Billy Yates produced the 13-song set, which includes "New Patches." Yates had a hand in writing five of the songs. "Country" Johnny Mathis penned two of the songs, while Bill Anderson contributed "You Lied to Me."

Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary got together to record "American Grandstand," a dozen-song set mainly of covers. Among them are "After the Fire Is Gone," "Golden Ring," A Picture of Me Without You" and "One," which is the lead single. Vincent and Singletary co-produced the record, which was recorded in Nashville. While considered a bluegrass performer, about two decades ago, Vincent embarked on a country career and even sang on Singletary's debut disc in 1995 on Giant Records.

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Music in My Heart CD review - Music in My Heart
Charley Pride shows with "Music In My Heart" that he is still in fine voice at the age of 79 with this collection of mostly obscure covers. The most recognizable are effective takes on Merle Haggard's "That's The Way It Was In '51" and the Tommy Collins penned "New Patches" most notably recorded by Mel Tillis and George Jones. Pride prominently represents the acclaimed though underappreciated Canadian group the Mercey Brothers. »»»
Choices CD review - Choices
Wistfully pining about the vanishing symbols of Americana and longing for simpler times is a staple of country music past and present. After a career in country spanning half a century, Charley Pride has created plenty of memories for others. He could rightfully sing of his childhood in Mississippi, or of 45 rpm vinyl singles (more than 35 were stamped with Pride's number 1 hits), or of drive-ins or mom-and-pop grocery stores or any number of disappearing American icons. »»»
A Tribute To Jim Reeves
Country Hall of Famer Pride's latest release his first new music in a long time has gotten attention mostly for its purportedly copy-proof technology. Anyone accustomed to playing CDs on a computer will find it an annoyance; you can't play the CD directly, having to register instead with an online service in order to download the individual tracks before you can listen not exactly a user-friendly approach. That's too bad, because the music itself should be the center of attention. »»»
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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