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Josh Turner "Jackson County Fair Performance"

by Lisa Kiser Featuring Josh Turner and Jake Owen Yee-haw! As I rolled my pickup into the Jackson County Fairgrounds, I was alive with anticipation about an evening of sweet country tunes at the county fair. I had no right to be so giddy; having seen Turner on two other occasions, but somehow the prospect […]

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Dolly Parton “Backwoods Barbie” Dolly Records

by Jody Mason We haven’t seen a mainstream record from the legendary Dolly Parton in 17 years, and it seems she has remained true to her classic style after all this time. Backwoods Barbie includes the single “Better Get to Livin’,” a characteristically upbeat song that is countrified by Dolly’s bluegrass voice singing gospel-style lyrics. […]

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Carrie Underwood “Carnival Ride” Arista

by LK Get your tickets and hold on tight for the Carnival Ride tour, featuring Grand Ole Opry inductee and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood! The tour stopped to play at the Dow Arena in Saginaw, MI, gathering a variety of fans ranging from the young to the young at heart. Underwood’s mass appeal, springboarded […]

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James McMurtry “Just Us Kids” Lightning Rod

by Jesse Hill “Just us kids hangin’ round today, watching our long hair turning gray,” James McMurtry announces on the title track to “Just Us Kids,” his ninth full-length album. It is a statement that carries throughout the ferocious, self-produced album full of patriotic, poetically penned portraits of the Americans in our gutters and blistering […]

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Old 97’s “Blame It on Gravity” New West Records

by Brad Tucker The Old 97’s return to the studio for the first time since 2004 with Blame It on Gravity. The band’s third album with New West picks up where their up-tempo alt-country sound left off before front man Rhett Miller’s most recent solo venture. Miller’s aptitude for pop-friendly phrasing is on display immediately […]

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Dwight Yoakam “Dwight Sings Buck” New West

by Jesse Hill Like a deconstructed tumbleweed that’s danced across southern and western terrains for the span of five decades, Dwight Sings Buck is an explosive unraveling of the history of country music, rockabilly, and moreover, music in general. It is a masterpiece that rebuilds a well-trodden bridge between two legendary bodies of work, and […]

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Tift Merritt, “Another Country” Fantasy

by Brad Tucker Tift Merritt’s third release, Another Country, comes in the wake of a solitary stay in Paris. Merritt holed up with a guitar and a piano, penning the new album after four years away from the studio. The opening track “Something to Me” brings to mind early Jackson Browne, both in its lively […]

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Review of “Vinyl Countdown” musical slots game

Microgaming is one of the top names in online casino software. They have designed different kinds of games, including slot machines. One fun-filled game they have created is a slot machine game known as Vinyl Countdown. This online casino slot machine game is a five reeled machine. With a total of 9 paylines, Vinyl Countdown […]

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