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Brantley Gilbert Awakens Listeners on Newest Release: The Devil Don’t Sleep

Artist: Brantley Gilbert Album: The Devil Don’t Sleep Score: 7/10. Brantley Gilbert’s music represents Country consistency.   Gilbert, from his early musical career to his latest release The Devil Don’t Sleep, has always maintained a steady output of successful Country music.   Throughout his career, Gilbert has continuously gained momentum but never fully upgraded to superstar status […]

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Sam Hunt Tells All on New Single Drinkin’ Too Much

 ‘A drunk mind speaks a sober heart.’ This certainly makes sense for Country’s hottest new track. Country artist Sam Hunt’s hazy tell-all banger Drinkin’ Too Much holds nothing back.  Hunt’s loose lips not only open the public up to his personal and romantic demons but also contribute to a new direction of Country music.  Drinkin’ Too Much is unique lyrically with […]

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Garth Brooks Fires a Shot a Traditional Country with Gunslinger: A Track By Track Review.

Artist: Garth Brooks Album: Gunslinger Score: 6.5/10 A dial tone answered by a 911 operator isn’t what one would expect to hear when first pressing play on Garth Brooks recent album Gunslinger.  I don’t believe anyone really knew what to expect from the country icon’s return album.   In retrospect, it’s easy to see the […]

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You Wouldn’t Think So, But It’s Kelsea Ballerini’s First Time.

Artist: Kelsea Ballerini Venue: Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN Tour: The First Time Tour. Kelsea Ballerini is no stranger to watching performances at Knoxville’s Tennessee Theatre. A sold out audience embraced her tearful confession Friday night of: “I used to see shows here.  I remember seeing Little Big Town.  I remember seeing Zac Brown Band…I always […]

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10Minutes: Travis Tritt

I got off to a bad start with Travis Tritt.  Fortunately though, after a series of time-zone miscalculations, Country legend Travis Tritt and I finally connected for 10Minutes to discuss a bunch of cool stuff like his upcoming unplugged live album: A Man and His Guitar, the aesthetics of Tennessee, and acting in Tales From The Crypt. On choosing Franklin […]

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Chris Lane Talks Breaking Bad, Selena Gomez and His Future in Country Music.

Country Music Pride writers and North Carolina’s next musical superstar Chris Lane recently exchanged in some questions, answers, and a few laughs via email.  Below is what we found from the upcoming Country singer himself. Your first single fix has some R&B influence.  You also recently did a cover of R&B artist Mario’s Let Me Love You. […]

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10Minutes: Jeff Hanna of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Imagine yourself passionately working towards a goal for over fifty years.  Think of the dedication and mastery going into perfecting a craft.  The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band began as a modest California jug band and half a century later, they have cemented themselves as a prominent pillar within Americana music. CountryMusicPride.com was fortunate enough to have […]

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Luke Winslow-King Strings Together a Southern Gem on “I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Always Last’

Artist: Luke Winslow-King Album: I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Always Last Score: 7/10 Defining an artist is tricky.  Formulating creative ideas through life stories and into a musical structure is not a simple process.  Therefore, slapping a ‘one size fits all’ label onto an artist is simply unfair. Luke Winslow-King is not subject to such criticism. […]

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Brad Paisley Secures Another American Saturday Night – Concert Review

“In about fifteen minutes, winter officially starts” Country showman Brad Paisley joked to a lively New England crowd this past Saturday night.  “But I hope this summer, was the best summer of all your lives”  Paisley wished upon the audience on the second-to-last night of his Live Amplified summer Tour. Indeed, the weather was frigid, […]

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