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Songs for the World Series

October is over, and so is baseball season. CMP was barely aware of this since we stopped paying attention once our teams were all eliminated. Nevertheless, here’s our World Series playlist for those who are still cracking open Buds and cheering on the Phillies (or that other team CMP refuses to acknowledge): Trace Adkins – […]

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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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Willie Nelson “American Classic” Blue Note

There’s no mistaking Willie Nelson’s voice.  It’s an old friend, and it’s a wonderful thing to hear that voice taking on pop standards like “Ain’t  Misbehavin’” and “On the Street Where You Live,” among others.  It was brilliant when he did it on “Stardust,” and the hope must have been to create something similar to […]

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Emmylou Harris, Chris Isaak, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Melissa Ethridge, and that one Judge from American Idol – Country Music Hall of Fame “All for the Hall” Fundraiser and Guitar Pull

Last night I think I overheard Emmylou Harris talking about a guitar pull in New York that she sat in on with Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, and Guy Clark. There’s always such good country lovin’ on the East, but alas, for us West Coasters we don’t get quite as many sessions like the one […]

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Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ – Kevn Kinney Interview

As with so many great projects, the inspiration for The Great American Bubble Factory, Drivin’ N Cryin’s first new album in 12 years, came from an unexpected place: the dollar store. “I was at the dollar store with my granddaughter buying some bubbles, and I saw on the label where the bubbles are made in […]

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Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ to release their first record in twelve years “GREAT AMERICAN BUBBLE FACTORY,” September 29TH

“Crunching hard rock is the drivin’ part, brittle countryish balladry the cryin’, with the two linked by a heavy dose of Led Zeppelinphilia. If Paul Westerberg had grown up worshiping Angus Young instead of Alex Chilton, the Replacements might sound something like this youthful Atlanta trio.” Rolling Stone review of Whisper Tames the Lion ATLANTA, […]

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Keith Anderson "C'MON!" Sony

by Jody Mason High Country Boy All-American songwriter Keith Anderson has been writing music since his boyhood in Oklahoma and has finally released “C’MON!”, an album that rallies the American spirit and taps into his romantic side at the same time. The title track “C’MON!” is enough to get a party started, or maybe just […]

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