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JASON ALDEAN/EMERSON DRIVE – San Jose, CA

by Jody Mason Whenever someone comes back from a concert and giddily announces that the performer is even better live than recorded, I’m usually a little dubious. It seems unlikely that a recording artist would sound better accompanied by guitar feedback and a crackling microphone above the din of a large crowd. And it seems […]

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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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EMERSON DRIVE "Countrified" Midas Records

by Jody Mason Buried Treasure: Emerson Drive’s Missed Hits Emerson Drive hasn’t released an album since 2006 with “Countrified” but the 5-piece band is still touring and serenading us with current singles “A Good Man,” “Moments,” and “You Still Own Me.” Surprisingly, the song that most represents their Southern charm-meets- ring around the collar boyishness […]

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Jackopierce “Promise of Summer” Foreverything

by Lisa Kiser I’m not gonna lie – I’d never heard of these guys until I stumbled upon them on the web, and decided to take a listen to the band with the funny name. Come to find out, they’re actually quite established, having produced a pleathora of albums dating back to the days when […]

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Earl Scruggs

Just a few quick facts about the mighty Earl Scruggs; 1) Earl Scruggs was born in Shelby, North Carolina in Cleveland County. 2) Earl began pickin’ on the banjo at age four and by the age of ten he had developed the infamous “Scruggs style” (amongst other names) banjo picking style. 3) Ol’ Earl can […]

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Luke Bryan "I'll Stay Me" Capitol

Lisa Kiser Luke Bryan will stay true to himself, and that’ll be just fine to his fans. This enormously talented vocalist hit it out of the park with “I’ll Stay Me”. His charming, twangy sound is paired with catchy beats and relatable lyrics. In fact, the only topper to this smokin’ album may just be […]

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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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