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Jekyll+Hyde Could Transform Country Radio

I don’t know what I just heard, but I liked it. Jekyll & Hyde, the redeeming new album from award winning Zac Brown Band, is the perfect epitome of country crossover. I have to truly believe that country music now has to return to a more traditional sound based simply on the fact that no […]

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Folkies At The Front: Smithsonian Folkways Reissues “Songs of the Spanish Civil War”

Freedom is one of the most enduring themes of country music and related genres. Songs as diverse as Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag,” Garth Brooks’ “We Shall Be Free,” Johnny Horton’s “The Battle of New Orleans” and, of course, Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” all explore differing aspects of the importance of freedom and […]

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Big & Rich “Gravity” Album Review

By: Tony Manfetano Do you like Brantley Gilbert? Jason Aldean? Florida Georgia Line?  This cocktail of twang, rock, rap and soul we call modern country music. Well, my little volume cranking, dirt road riding, moonshine sipping heartbreakers, guess who started all that over a decade ago. Big & Rich. The duo made up of John […]

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Glen Campbell Will “See You There” The Rhinestone Cowboy’s Latest Album Still Sparkles

By Jon Black That “See You There,” the new album by country legend Glen Campbell, exists at all is remarkable enough. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in June 2011, there was wide expectation that “Ghost on the Canvas,” released the same year as Campbell’s diagnosis, would be the artist’s final album. With “See You There” Campbell […]

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