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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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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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The Boxmasters “Christmas Cheer” Vanguard

By Kyle McCraw Billy Bob Thornton and his new band have been busy this year, not only releasing a double disc debut, but also following with this Christmas album less six months later. And, even though a largely unheard of band releasing a Christmas album seems like a bad idea, there are some nice original […]

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