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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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Slimfit "Make It Worse" Don't You Hate Pants? Music

By Brad Tucker The debut from Lancaster, PA’s Slimtfit, Make It Worse, is not without its bright spots, even if it sounds like something we’ve heard before. If this album were on shuffle, the first song on could make one think Slimfit was rooted in late-90s punk, or it could be a straight-ahead country rollick. […]

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Hank Williams, Jr., Taylor Swift & More Honored at 56th Annual BMI Country Awards

from BMI The 56th Annual BMI Country Awards celebrated the genre’s elite tonight at the performing right organization’s Music Row offices in Nashville. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville Jody Williams, the black-tie ceremony toasted the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50 most-performed country […]

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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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In the Footsteps of the Snowman: A Jerry Reed Retrospective

“Atlanta to Texarkana and back in twenty eight hours? That ain’t never been done before.” – Cledus Snow (The Snowman), Smokey and the Bandit In 1977, Smokey and the Bandit exploded on to movie screens across the country. While the focus of the film was unquestionably Burt Reynold’s good-hearted rogue, the Bandit, moviegoers were equally […]

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