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Nora Jane Struthers Sees the Big Picture in “The Wire”

Nora Jane Struthers reinvented herself with The Wake, an insightful and personal collection of songs underscored by a more assertive delivery. What more could you want from a former high …

Humming House Hopes You Dance to Revelries

Right out of college, singer-songwriter Justin Wade Tam undertook a seriously high-concept musical project with his then-active folk duo, Quote. It was more than an album — it was a …

Eilen Jewell Sounds the Trumpet for “Rio Grande”

Eilen Jewell is starting a new chapter with Sundown Over Ghost Town, a new album arriving May 26. For the project the evocative singer-songwriter draws on her experiences of welcoming …

JJ Grey Gives Glory to Fatherhood, Farming and Florida

JJ Grey & Mofro’s Ol’ Glory rocks (“Everything Is a Song”) and rolls (“The Hurricane”) with welterweight fury. CMT Edge spoke with the Florida native about being a father, his …

Hear American Aquarium’s Sweet “Southern Sadness”

You don’t have to be from the South to understand the bittersweet emotion behind American Aquarium’s “Southern Sadness.” Sure, it can pretty easy to ditch your hometown when you are …

George Strait Settled for the Best With “The Chair”

George Strait has his eye on some lovely ’80s ladies in this throwback video. He might even drink them a buy … oh listen to me and view the video …

Kristin Diable Creates a Luxurious, Intimate Sound

If you encountered Kristin Diable a few years ago, you saw a singer-songwriter content to tote her acoustic guitar onstage alone and let her introspective writing and confiding delivery carry …

Carl Anderson Gets the Picture in “Silver Lining”

Carl Anderson hails from Charlottesville, Virginia, although he’s currently living in Nashville and building the foundation of a promising music career. His upcoming album, Risk of Loss, arrives on April …

JP Harris Hears True Country in “A Breaking Heart”

Nashville needs more guys like JP Harris, a tattooed traditionalist whose straightforward songwriting catalog deserves a wider audience. Once you hear his latest album, Home Is Where the Hurt Is, …

Fiddler April Verch Steps It Up in “Belle Election”

It’s always a treat to attend an April Verch show. First off, the fiddling is outstanding. Secondly, the step dancing is fun to watch. And finally, she’s found a sweet …

Darren Hanlon Fires Off “Chattanooga Shoot Shoot”

The title of Darren Hanlon’s upcoming album is actually a loaded question: Where Did You Come From? That’s because Hanlon wrote many of the songs in his native Australia, but …

Allison Moorer Gets Back Up on Down to Believing

While some songwriters make their heartbreak difficult or even downright painful to listen to, Allison Moorer has infused an individualized mix of confidence and hope into Down to Believing, her …

MilkDrive’s “Orion’s Waltz” Honors Two Generations

A talented bluegrass band out of Austin, MilkDrive keeps on trucking. The instrumental “Orion’s Waltz” is a beautiful addition to their upcoming third album, but the story behind the song …

Liz Longley Has a “Bad Habit” Worth Hearing About

Liz Longley‘s new self-titled album explores emotional byways both salty (“Skin and Bones”) and sweet (“Outta My Head”). CMT Edge spoke with the East Coast native and current Nashville resident …

Alan Jackson Keeps “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow”

Alan Jackson captured the life of an aspiring country star in his classic 1990 video, “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.” With a tip of the hat to his father’s radio and …

The Decemberists Churn Out the Worst TV Episode Ever

The Decemberists might be singing the words “make you better,” but in their hilarious video for “Make You Better,” the band suffers through what has to be the worst television …

Canadian Duo Whitehorse Revel in the Darkness

The first question posed during CMT Edge’s conference call with Whitehorse comes from the duo’s lead guitarist, Luke Doucet: “Is Melissa on the line yet?” Really, Doucet’s the one with …

Sarah Gayle Meech Saved a Piece of “Watermelon” for You

Regulars at Layla’s Bluegrass Inn and Robert’s Western World in downtown Nashville have already discovered Sarah Gayle Meech. With a high-caliber cast of pickers and a talent for traditional songwriting, …

Will Dailey Discovers a “$300 Man” in Civil War History

Will Dailey doubled up at the Boston Music Awards in December, winning artist of the year and album of the year for National Throat. Now he’s gearing up for a …

Ryan Culwell Rises Above With “Flatlands”

Ryan Culwell‘s hardscrabble Flatlands frames the West Texas landscape with snapshots both bleak (“Amarillo”) and bold (the title track). CMT Edge spoke with the Amarillo native and current Nashville resident …

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