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Adam Fears – Golden Gravel Road – CD Review

Once glance at the front cover of Adam Fears latest CD, ‘Golden Gravel Road’ and your first thought is ‘OK, here’s another bro country guy from Nashville.’ That’s your first mistake and hopefully you won’t make a second one by not giving the CD a listen. Sure there’s some slick ‘feel good’ tunes that might […]

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Sam Riggs & The Night People – Outrun The Sun

Hot out of the gate, from Austin, by way of Florida, comes one of the best new groups I’ve heard in a long time. Their new CD is called ‘Outrun the Sun’ and simply put, this is one great album. In fact, you should buy today. When you get your copy, check out ‘Angola’s Lament.’ […]

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Stewart Mann & Statesboro Revue – Ramble on Privilege Creek

Stewart Mann named his band after the classic blues song ‘Statesboro Blues’. The song was written by Blind Willie McTell and recorded by the Allman Brothers in 1971 for their hit album ‘Live at Fillmore East.’ Stewart has one of the best voices in the business and with a great band like Statesboro Revue backing […]

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Stewart Mann – Ramble on Privilege Creek

Stewart Mann named his band after the classic blues song ‘Statesboro Blues’. The song was written by Blind Willie McTell and recorded by the Allman Brothers in 1971 for their hit album ‘Live at Fillmore East.’ Stewart has one of the best voices in the business and with a great band like Statesboro Revue backing […]

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CD Review – Lee Ann Womac: Some Things I Know

Lee Ann Womac – Some Things I Know George Strait claims she’s one of his favorite female vocalist and invited her to be a part of his Music Festival. That exposure, playing before thousands of fans, plus having several top ten hits off her debut album on Decca Records, has boosted Lee Ann Womack to […]

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CD Review – Ricky Skaggs: Ancient Tones

Ricky Skaggs – Ancient Tones When it comes to classic country music, few artist can capture the purity of Ricky Skaggs. Releasing a new album on his own label makes perfect sense,  given his intense desire to preserve country music in it’s barest of roots. As a followup to his successful “Bluegrass Rules” collection of […]

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CD Review – Real: The Tom T. Hall Project

Real – The Tom T. Hall Project Sire Records Sire Records has just released an incredible new CD of classic Tom T. Hall songs recorded by some of todays most versatal artists. Titled “Real – The Tom T. Hall Project,” it collects 17 of his songs. Hall, easily one of the most successful and prolific […]

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CD Review – Jenny Simpson: Jenny Simpson

Jenny Simpson – Jenny Simpson Mercury Records With a voice very similar to a young Trisha Yearwood, newcomer Jenny Simpson enters the race of female vocalist with some heavy artillery on her team.  Produced by Garth Fundis, and featuring some of the finest musicians in Nashville, her debut record for Mercury shows tremendous potential. Leading […]

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CD Review – Billy Ray Cyrus – Shot Full of Love

Billy Ray Cyrus – Shot Full Of Love Mercury Records For Nashville artist Billy Ray Cyrus, this past year has been one of many changes. From his appearance, his music, even his overall attitude about the music business. He took the first six months of the year off, to re-evaluate his career and future. He […]

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CD Review – Danni Leigh: 29 Nights

Danni Leigh – 29 Nights DECCA Records There is just no way of reviewing the CD by newcomer Danni Leigh without at least a casual comparison to Dwight Yoakam. The album, titled “29 Nights”, has so many things in common with Yoakam that you almost wonder if they are related. The first thing you notice […]

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