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Country/Pop Crossover Success

The recent ACM awards were a virtual who’s who of young country. Stars like Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift were front and center for the night’s festivities. Though traditional country music is still alive and well, the night was owned by country-pop crossover star, Taylor Swift. Taylor has sold millions of albums, won […]

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Taylor’s Crossover Success

The recent ACM awards were a virtual who’s who of young country. Stars like Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift were front and center for the night’s festivities. Though traditional country music is still alive and well, the night was owned by country-pop crossover star, Taylor Swift. Taylor has sold millions of albums, won […]

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Mindy Smith — Interview

Love, loss and real life. Nashville’s singer/songwriter Mindy Smith reveals herself in raw form in her album “Stupid Love,”  which released this past summer. Smith is well known for her debut hit album “One Moment More,” and her appearance on Dolly Parton’s tribute album with her own version of the song “Jolene.” Smith has been […]

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Elliott Brood “Mountain Meadows” Six Shooter Records

Death country, country noir or whatever other labels anyone wants to give them, the three guys that are Toronto’s Elliott Brood push the boundaries of the country genre.  Listening to the album the first three references that come to mind are Sunny Day Real Estate, Nirvana, and Elliott Smith – primarily in regards to the […]

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Vetiver “Thing of the Past” Gnomonsong

by Jesse Hill This is a covers record. However, unless you have spent hours in an attic filled with jars of pickled fairies, a chest full of Jesse James’s handkerchiefs, a library of leather-bound books on spells and sorcery, a locked cabinet rumored to be filled with American-Indian jewelry made of human parts, and a […]

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