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Miranda Lambert “Revolution” – Review

Miranda Lambert sure has evolved over the past four years. She’s written songs about starting fires, stalking ex-boyfriends and “Gunpowder & Lead.” Her latest release maintains that same edge she’s become so well-known for, but she’s tested the lyrical waters, come full circle and really found herself. Lambert is no stranger to the musical charts, […]

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“We’re All for the Hall” — Concert Review

Vince Gill and Keith Urban had a great idea: Get a bunch of famous country singers together, raise some money and rock the city — Music City, that is. Gill, the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum’s board president, and Urban, a Grammy award winner, donated the night’s proceeds to benefit the Country Music Hall […]

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The Avett Brothers on One Tree Hill Tonight

Well the Avett Brothers are continuing their run at bidding adieu to banjos and small towns, as their newly contrived mass music will be aired to the masses tonight via teen-bopper show One Tree Hill. The episode will not only boast Avett songs from their recent “I & Love & You” release, but the name […]

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Loudon Wainwright III – High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2nd Story Sound Records)

Back in 1966 when Bob Dylan broke his neck in a motorcycle wreck, Loudon Wainwright III was among his possible successors (along with Springsteen, John Prine and Steve Forbert) – heaven forbid should Dylan not recover. At least that’s how Wainwright told it on “Talking New Bob Dylan” from his wonderful and personal History album […]

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Toby Keith “On an American Ride” – Review

Toby Keith has become one of country music’s go-to guys when it comes to masculine, patriotic, rapid-fire lyrics, and those songs have made him a hero to people across lines of age, sex, and political lines across the country and beyond. His signature style is threaded through his work, and he’s written a great number […]

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Pop or Not? Johnny Cooper’s “Follow” – Review

Though listed as a country release, Johnny Cooper’s second effort, Follow, is peppered with enough pop and rock to be considered mainstream and playable on a wide spectrum of radio – and it’s a super fun album. Cooper recently turned 21 years old, and both his music and lyrics reflect that carefree, hopeful spirit, including […]

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Mindy Smith — Interview

Love, loss and real life. Nashville’s singer/songwriter Mindy Smith reveals herself in raw form in her album “Stupid Love,”  which released this past summer. Smith is well known for her debut hit album “One Moment More,” and her appearance on Dolly Parton’s tribute album with her own version of the song “Jolene.” Smith has been […]

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