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It's not very country, nor does it sound far removed from the music she's been making for two decades now, but the lead single from Sheryl Crow's first full-fledged country album gets several things right.
More noteworthy as a vocal showcase than as a lyrical composition.
As the nineties began, George Strait was the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, a title noted on the belt buckle he wore on the cover of Livin’ it Up. Around this time, Billboard switched to monitoring radio stations in real time, revealing just how often songs were really being played. So while all of [...]
Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park In just over half a decade, the now-24-year-old Texan Kacey Musgraves has gone from placing seventh on the 2007 season of Nashville Star and releasing a trio of independent albums to finally being granted some well-deserved mainstream exposure. It was beyond a pleasant surprise when her beautifully written, critically lauded debut [...]
On first listen, the Pistol Annies' new single "Hush Hush" immediately stands out as being their hardest rocking release to date. It sounds more like something one might expect to hear on one of Miranda Lambert's solo albums than the Annies' traditional-leaning debut. Show More Summary
There's certainly no false advertising going on here, though it would still be easy to guess what we were getting even if the song title didn't make it so plainly obvious.
This review of George Strait's final Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert was originally published on CultureMap Houston. It was 30 years ago that the Texas rancher and country music newcomer received a last-minute call to make his Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo debut, replacing the ill Eddie Rabbitt. Show More Summary
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Old Yellow Moon The single biggest obstacle between a critic and a critical review of Old Yellow Moon is the reverence demanded by a collaboration of such artistic and historical significance. So why don't we get that part out of the way first?
Country music lost one of its legendary talents today with the passing of Jack Greene, who succumbed to complications from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 83.
"I can't tell you where I'm bound/ Maybe I'm just spinning round and round.... And there may come a day when I have nothing left to say," sings Gretchen Wilson on her new single "Still Rollin'." Such words feel unfortunately indicative of the level of creativity the song displays.
Blake Shelton's current hit takes a welcome break from the watery nineties rock of "Over" and "God Gave Me You," instead going for a light R&B groove with a synthesized hand clap. (It's anybody's guess when we'll see the return of the fiddler and steel guitarist who have been seemingly M.I.A. Show More Summary
Written by Henry L. Carrigan, Jr. On their beautiful new album Cheater's Game, husband and wife Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison get together for the first time to deliver some moving music, including several covers of now-classic country songs. Among them is the Razzy Bailey-penned "9,999,999 Tears."
Many moons ago, when Big & Rich seemed like the most promising and interesting duo to hit the genre in eons, they put out a song called "Holy Water." It was a powerful song with empathetic feminism, the sort of solidarity with women that you usually don't hear from men in cowboy hats. Show More Summary
Zac Brown Band, "Jump Right In" ~"The Southern wind sings again an island lullaby!"~ What a fun way to say, "Here's the token 'tropical' single from this ZBB album!" But whatever. It sounds like Mario Party.
Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Opry stars Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas, pilot Randy Hughes, and most famously, the now-iconic Patsy Cline.
Seventeen-year-0ld Red Bow Records newcomer Rachel Farley is already making inroads at country radio with this recently released debut single, which was the #1 most added song on the Billboard and Mediabase charts for the week of its release.
Strong vocal, strong production, weak little half-song.
Jason Aldean's new single "1994" sounds like what you might get if you threw "Johnny Cash," "She's Country," and "My Kinda Party" into a blender with a dash of Colt Ford, and added fourteen Joe Diffie namedrops. While the name of nineties...Show More Summary
Written by Henry L. Carrigan, Jr. of Engine 145 From the moment Hunter Berry's tearful-sounding fiddle plaintively whines the first four bars of Rhonda Vincent's new single, we know we're in for a sad country shuffle. In fact, the notes...Show More Summary
The very sad news that Mindy McCready has taken her own life today has been reported by several sources. Our hearts go out to her family and those close to her, especially her two young children.