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It's surely tempting to give George Strait a free pass based on the impressive strength of his back catalog, or even for his regular use of audible fiddle and steel. But this just doesn't cut it.
After three weak singles from Four the Record, ranging from mediocre to flat-out dud, the Miranda we know and love is back.
Suprisingly good, actually.
Long lost in the torrent of tabloids, lost in the fickle four-lady shuffle of country radio, is the truth that LeAnn Rimes - whatever her choices, relevance - is an exceptional country artist. An artist who hit her commercial peak early,...Show More Summary
I don't even know how to review these types of songs anymore.
Ashley Monroe has a new album coming out December 18, and she's offering the title track as a free download on her Facebook page. You just might find it to be the best non-purchase you've made in quite some time.
The Grammy season is upon us. In some ways each year is different, and yet in some ways each year is the same. Some nods we see coming from a mile away ("Just Somebody That I Used to Know" for Record of the Year - Called it!), some come...Show More Summary
Carrie Underwood with Hunter Hayes The Blown Away Tour Prudential Center Newark, NJ December 1, 2012 There's a desirable sweet spot in every big performer's career where they finally have a large number of hits to fill out a two-hour...Show More Summary
It's good to see Randy Houser back in the Top 20.
Wanda Jackson Unfinished Business The original rockabilly queen returns with a vengeance on her sassy, spirited new album Unfinished Business, following up last year's solid Jack White-produced comeback set The Party Ain't Over. This...Show More Summary
You know how some kids are all excited to go into battle, and then they join the army and find out what war's really like?
100 Greatest Men: The Complete List He's widely hailed as the leader of the new traditionalist movement of the mid-eighties, but his impressive sales numbers made him something the genre had never seen before: a traditionalist superstar.
100 Greatest Men: The Complete List His legacy has often languished in the shadows of his more accomplished female relatives, but A.P. Carter's contributions to the development of country music remain essential.
A great covers record, no matter how sincere the artist's intentions, must provide a satisfactory answer to one question: Why should we listen to this artist's versions of these songs when the originals are still there for us to enj...
Katie Armiger, "Better in a Black Dress" Written by Katie Armiger and Blair Daly An ode to being a chain-free, red wine-drinking hot mess could be tacky and unnecessarily snarky in lesser hands. In Armiger’s, it’s tasteful, swampy and empowering. Grade: B+
Thankfully, this should be the last single this year from Carrie Underwood.
1989 | Peak: #1 A Western Swing spin on "The Gambler."
1995 | Peak: #1 As promises of never-ending love go, this isn't terribly optimistic.
Well... it has words that rhyme.
I love how Hayden Panettiere's "Juliette Barnes" character on ABC's Nashville supposedly represents the "adolescent pop" side of country music... and yet somehow still manages to sound more country than half of what's on country radio today.