Category Archives: Music

New Blues: Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson’s ‘For Pops: A Tribute To Muddy Waters’

Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson — For Pops: A Tribute To Muddy Waters ***½ (out of 4 stars) Label: Severn Records The title says it all — For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters. It is the new (and very … read more »

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New Gospel: Alabama’s ‘Angels Among Us’

Alabama — Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites *** (out of 4 stars) Alabama. Just saying the word, whether it is the state or the band you’re talking about, makes you feel good. Alabama, Alabama, Alabama. Mmmmmmm… I’d love … read more »

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Do You Miss Real Country Music? Good News: Lee Ann Womack’s New CD Is Here

Lee Ann Womack – The Way I’m Livin’ **** (out of 4 stars) Label: Sugar Hill Records Remember country music? I know it’s been a long, long time since the extremely successful pop music masquerading as country took over the … read more »

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The Dobro In The Foreground: Jerry Douglas’ ‘ Three Bells’

Jerry Douglas – Three Bells *** ½ (out of 4 stars) Label: Rounder Records Three Bells is a master class in collaboration between Dobro masters Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge and Rob Ickes. All three of these fine musicians have more … read more »

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Easton Corbin’s New Hit Single – “Baby Be My Love Song”

Easton Corbin – “Baby Be My Love Song” (single) *** ½ (out of 4 stars) Label: Mercury Nashville About Easton Corbin: He debuted in 2009 with “A Little More Country Than That.” That single went to No. 1, as did … read more »

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Country Music Must-Read: ‘Nashville Songwriter’ (by Jake Brown)

Nashville Songwriter: The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits Author: Jake Brown Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: BenBella Books To order this book on Amazon, click here. “A good title and a good melody and some honesty — there’s your … read more »

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New Blues: Rob Stone (Gotta Keep Rollin’)

Rob Stone – Gotta Keep Rollin’ *** (out of 4 stars) Label: VizzTone Label Group Gotta Keep Rollin’, the new album from Chicago blues singer/harmonica artist Rob Stone, should help bring him the attention he deserves. While he keeps alive … read more »

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New Blues: Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado’s ‘Too Many Roads’

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado — Too Many Roads *** (out of 4 stars) Label: Ruf Records Of all the Danish blues artists I’ve encountered, Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado are my favorite. They prove once and for … read more »

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New Bluegrass: The Roys — ‘The View’

The Roys — The View *** (out of 4 stars) Label: Rural Rhythm Records Brother and sister duo The Roys have been making consistently good bluegrass music for years, continually gaining new fans and industry respect along the way (as … read more »

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Dustin Lynch’s New Album is ‘Where It’s At’

Dustin Lynch — Where It’s At *** ½ (out of 4 stars) Label: Broken Bow Records Where It’s At, Dustin Lynch’s follow-up to his debut album, is more of the same; in other words, it’s one spectacular song after another. … read more »

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