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Kenny Chesney "Lucky Old Sun" BNA

By Lisa Kiser I realize I’m playing catch up here, but I feel that anything that this “Big Star” throws out is worth careful (and generally enjoyable) scrutiny, so here goes. Lucky Old Sun follows the established Chesney vein of “coconut country” as one might say, spewing forth tracks that draw the picture of an […]

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Nate Leath "Rockville Pike" Patuxent Music

By Joseph Scott This is not background music. There are no passive listening experiences to be found here. When listening to Nate Leath’s new Patuxent Music release Rockville Pike your attention will be required, even compelled, as the young fiddler and a bevy of his friends take you on a tour of old time fiddle […]

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Larry the Cable Guy

By Juliette Vara You see it all the time plastered on bumper stickers, the creative mastermind behind the popular catchphrase “Git R Done” is now on tour sharing his comedic one-liners with thousands of fans. If you watch Nascar, eat at Hooters, shop at Wal-mart, or pass gas on a regular basis, then Larry the […]

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Randy Houser "Anything Goes" Universal South Records

By Meghan D. Shapiro OK seriously, this isn’t Ronnie Dunn singing? The first time I heard “Anything Goes,” Randy Houser’s title track from his debut album, I swore it was another Books & Dunn song I just hadn’t heard before. I didn’t even double-check to see if I was right; it’s taken me months to […]

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Johnny Cash “Remixed” Compadre Records

By Melissa Barnes Produced by hip hop king Snoop Dogg and John Carter Cash, Remixed was either a hit or big fat miss depending on your musical tastes. If you tend to err on the side of the more traditional and old school Johnny Cash, this is probably not the album for you. However, if […]

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The Boxmasters “Christmas Cheer” Vanguard

By Kyle McCraw Billy Bob Thornton and his new band have been busy this year, not only releasing a double disc debut, but also following with this Christmas album less six months later. And, even though a largely unheard of band releasing a Christmas album seems like a bad idea, there are some nice original […]

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Trace Adkins "X" Capitol Records

By Meghan D. Shapiro Wouldn’t it be cool to have Trace Adkins as your dad? He’s been through everything — from working on the oilrigs in the Gulf of Mexico to headlining sold-out shows in Nashville and beyond. He overcame a substance abuse problem, co-starred in the Christmas spoof, “American Carol,” takes care of his […]

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