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Single Review: Big & Rich, “Run Away With You”

“Run Away With You” Big & Rich Written by Michael Ray and John Rich One thing’s for sure about Big & Rich:  They’re pros at what they do. They’ve correctly assessed the general sound and lyrical themes that brought them … Continue reading ?

Single Review: Canaan Smith, “Love You Like That”

“Love You Like That” Canaan Smith Written by Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, and Canaan Smith Do you want to write a love song or do you want to write a lust song? There’s a big difference between the two, and … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Strengthen Country Radio

Actively writing single reviews again has me also looking at the radio charts again.   What a bleak landscape of interchangeable singers and songs!  I can’t remember things ever being this generic and bland.  We flirted with it back in the … Continue reading ?

Single Review: Josh Dorr, “Save Your Breath”

“Save Your Breath” Josh Dorr Written by Josh Dorr and Jason Mizelle An fairly egregious example of subject-verb disagreement in the start of the chorus distract from the overly bold lyrics being sung by an overly meek vocalist. Maybe this … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Favorite Songs by Your Favorite Songwriter

There’s a cool Guy Clark documentary Kickstarter campaign happening right now that I encourage country music lovers to check out and, perhaps, make a pledge toward. Long time publicist, biographer and Guy Clark champion, Tamara Saviano, is in the process … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Randy Travis

Y’all know why. Here are my picks: Albums Storms of Life Always & Forever This is Me High Lonesome You and You Alone Tracks Three Wooden Crosses Promises Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart On the Other Hand Dig Two … Continue reading ?

2015 ACM Awards: Winners

Here are the winners of the 2015 ACM Awards: Entertainer Luke Bryan Male Vocalist Jason Aldean Female Vocalist Miranda Lambert Vocal Duo Florida Georgia Line Vocal Group Little Big Town New Artist Cole Swindell Album Miranda Lambert Platinum Single “I … Continue reading ?

2015 ACM Awards: Country Universe Viewer’s Guide

The fiftieth annual Academy of Country Music Awards air tonight, and Country Universe has you covered!  Here’s a rundown of all of the major categories, along with some commentary from our writers about who should win, who will, and what … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Reba McEntire

Following up on yesterday’s post, Reba McEntire is the other legend that streeted a new album last week.  As good a time as any to ask: What are your five favorite Reba McEntire albums and tracks? Here are my picks: … Continue readi...

Album Review: Ralph Stanley & Friends, Man of Constant Sorrow

Ralph Stanley & Friends Man of Constant Sorrow Perhaps the uninitiated may have “discovered” Ralph Stanley through his participation in the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack, For those who have spent their lives appreciating the man and his music, … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Dwight Yoakam

Those of you enjoying Dwight Yoakam’s new album, Second Hand Heart, have probably been fans for a long time! Today, we’re sharing are top five albums and tracks for the legendary singer.  Tomorrow, we’ll tackle the other legend who street … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Songs About Money

This week brought tax season to an end, and depending on how it went for you last year, you’ll be collecting a refund check or writing one out to the IRS instead. Seems as good a time as any to … Continue reading ?

Single Review: Old Dominion, “Break Up With Him”

“Break Up With Him” Old Dominion Written by Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi Any song that starts with, “Hey, girl! What’s up?” gets off to a bad start right away. What follows is three … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Albums You’re Most Looking Forward to Purchasing

I’ve listened to this phenomenal Chris Stapleton performance from last night’s Late Night with David Letterman at least 8 times so far today. As I watched it last night, I was extremely proud to be a country music fan. If … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Most Recent Purchases

Today’s a fairly big release day for long time country music fans, as two legends release sets today:  Reba McEntire, who returns after five years with Love Somebody, and Dwight Yoakam, who is back with Second Hand Heart, which is … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Toby Keith Songs

Today, we reviewed the latest single from Toby Keith, who has been on the mainstream country scene since 1993.   That’s long enough for any fan of country music to have at least five songs they dig by the guy. So … Continue reading ...

Single Review: Toby Keith, “35 MPH Town”

“35 MPH Town” Toby Keith Written by Toby Keith and Bobby Pinson Toby Keith revisits one of his most successful ongoing themes – life in a dying small town. In this case, he lays the blames the pending death on … Continue reading ?

Single Review: Thompson Square, “Trans Am”

“Trans Am” Thompson Square Written by Nathan Chapman, Blair Daly, Kiefer Thompson, and Shawna Thompson Dude really loves his car.  Like, the way Sam Winchester loves his car. “Trans Am” has a lot of energy and it’s a credit to … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: First Favorite Songs by Your Favorite Artist

Today, let’s list our first favorite songs by our favorite artist. Vince Gill is my favorite artist and the first song that I had heard of his is “Trying to Get Over You”, which started the beginning of my love … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: First Favorites

Today, we kick off a new feature: Daily Top Five.  Every day, one of our writers will post their top five picks for a given category, and invite readers to share their own lists in the comments.   This idea was … Continue reading ?

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