Category Archives: Country Music

Lady Antebellum – “Golden”

Lady Antebellum’s “Golden” from earlier this year offers up some good cuts. The trio had drifted into such mainstream pop territory I wondered if they’d ever find their way back to heartfelt country that has that sometimes intangible difference of … Continue reading

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Luke Bryan – “Drink a Beer”

The emotions in this song are so real for those who know some of the backstory. Luke lost his brother the night before he was planning to move to Nashville and then lost his sister too years later 😦 Christ, … Continue reading

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Brad Paisley – “Beat This Summer”

Something about this song really gets to me. Brad has deftly captured a certain elusive feeling of summers-gone, mixed with upbeat power chords, radio dial noise (great metaphor for memory scanning back) meeting classic grade A nostalgia. The song, co-written … Continue reading

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Granger Smith – “Dirt Road Driveway” Review

Granger Smith’s new album Dirt Road Driveway is a good listen. A fine-tuned, more thoroughly-produced record than Granger’s earlier Red-dirt-to-the-core albums like “Waitin’ on Forever” and “Memory Rd.,” “Pockets of Pesos” and “Livin’ Like a Lonestar,” this new set of tracks nonetheless … Continue reading

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“Buzzkill” – Luke Bryan

New single from Luke Bryan off of March 1 album Spring Break…Here to Party is a good tune. If Luke’s strong new single “Buzzkill” is any indication, he could be headed back closer to his earlier true country style that … Continue reading

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Billy Ray Cyrus – “Change My Mind” Review

Billy Ray Cyrus, of “Achy Breaky Heart” and Hannah Montana fame is back. And he’s got a story to tell. His new album Change My Mind featuring a lead–off single of the same name will be out October 23rd. The … Continue reading

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Brad Paisley – “This is Country Music” Review

I’ve always felt Brad Paisley is at his West Virginian best when picking along on old Gospel tunes. And he has always ensured to include at least one Gospel song on each album. On new album This is Country Music his cover of … Continue reading

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