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Jewel San Manuel Casino

Never before have I seen the snaggle-toothed queen of hippie-folk-pop-(and now country) perform live, but alas the smoke filled San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino decided to accommodate as many Southern California fans as would come when they showcased a performance by Jewel last Thursday. Prior to the show I was not quite sure how […]

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Eric Church "Carolina" Liberty Records

I’ll admit to being a casual fan of Church. “Guys Like Me” had landed a spot within my collection before I previewed Carolina, so I came into the new album with curiosity piqued, but without much in the way of expectations, good or bad. When I struck up the first song, “Ain’t Killed Me Yet” […]

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Danielle Peck "Can't Behave" Big Machine Records

Whether she’s succumbed to temptation or triumphed over tears, Danielle Peck’s latest album is a healthy compilation of fresh and familiar. Her sassy, seductive tone rolls through her rhythms, naturally ebbing and flowing with the song’s tide. Peck’s sharp, edgy sound has been placed in the foreground of a pop-vibed band, making for an upbeat […]

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Josh Gracin at Central Michigan University

By Lisa Kiser Turn it UP! Although the temperature was -10 outside, the heat was on as Michigan native Josh Gracin returned home to Central Michigan University to shatter the stillness of winter. Gracin is one of the most underrated performers in country today, so I was excited to spend the evening with a crowd […]

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Cash'd Out Interview

By Juliette Vera Johnny Cash is no doubt a country music legend. His name, face, and baritone voice are forever imbedded in the minds of his fans. Cash sold more than 90 million albums in his 53 year music career. While there’s no other man like him, one group of musicians has brought his flare, […]

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Jamey Johnson “That Lonesome Song” Mercury Nashville

Raw. Real. Rebelicious. County music’s newest outlaw, Jamey Johnson, belongs in the ranks of Hank, Merle and Walylon. His sophmore album, That Lonesome Song, is a train ride of hard-living, hard-drinking and heartache, the kind of music that can be felt in your gut no matter how many times you’ve heard the songs. The first […]

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Johnny T & Due South

After seeing Johnny T & Due South perform live back in November, I knew that I was in for a treat as I sat down to review their six-song EP. Can I just say right now how freakin’ awesome these guys are? I am positively hooked on Johnny T’s voice and southern drawl. The first […]

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Collin Raye "A Family Christmas" StarPointe Records

By Melissa Barnes Break out the eggnog and gather around the fire with your loved ones while you enjoy this lovely Christmas compilation from Colin Raye. This would be the perfect soundtrack to listen to while opening gifts with your family or while finishing some last minute gift wrapping (which is exactly what I am […]

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