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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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Julianne Hough "Sounds of the Season" Universal Music

By Melissa Barnes ‘Tis the season for spending time with loved ones, baking Christmas cookies and mistletoe! And what holiday season would be complete without a holiday collection to go along with it? This, my friends, is where Miss Julianne Hough comes in. Hough released her very own 8-song holiday EP this past October that […]

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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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