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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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Alan Jackson – “Blue Ridge Mountain Song”

What a great song from Alan Jackson, written, composed and sung by him off of September’s Bluegrass Album. This bluegrass country old-time song is exactly in line with the best stuff Jackson’s ever done and the style that made him … 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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Lance Whalen – “Sweet Sugar Pie” Review

Nashville singer/songwriter Lance Whalen‘s May 10 4-song EP “Sweet Sugar Pie” weaves together instruments and styles with Lance’s raw, almost Tom Waits-style voice. The album release coincided with Lance’s new tour “Gyspum and Gypsies” that also started May 10 which … 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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Moonlight Wranglers – “Port City” Review

Guess who’s back? Someone you might not have heard of: the Moonlight Wranglers from Sweden! I used to be a big fan before losing contact with them for awhile. Frontman Jakob Sandström (any relation to my favourite Swedish singer Bo Sundström?) and … Continue reading

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