Music Reviews

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Carrie Underwood’s “Church Bells” — Single Review

Carrie Underwood has been on fire the last two years and shows no sign of going out any time soon. Arguably the most successful country artist currently, Carrie has garnered 7 Grammy awards, 17 Billboard Music awards, 11 Academy of Country Music awards, 5 Country Music Association awards, and 10 BMI awards, among others. Underwood released her 5th studio album, Storyteller, in October 2015. It officially kicked off a new era in her career, an era that has already proven to be the biggest one yet! Fans and critics alike have said that Underwood’s Storyteller tour is by far the best of Underwood’s tours, and the numbers back them up. ... read more!

Music Video Monday Featuring Josh Kelley – “It’s Your Move” With Album Review Bonus

Josh Kelley is the older brother of Lady Antebellum front man Charles Kelley, but if you are looking for that same sound in Josh that is not what you will find. What you will find is a raw talent all his own with a smooth focused yet edgy side that pulls you in. Josh has just released his first new music in five years and the first for Sugar Hill, “New Lane Road,” to outstanding reviews landing a No. 2 spot on the charts. ... read more!

Local Southern California Country Artist Kathryn Cloward Makes An Impression

Not all country talent is residing in Nashville. Every state has its Music City and local country singer songwriter Kathryn Cloward has made San Diego, CA hers. She is the creator, author, and songwriter of the “Kathryn the Grape” series of award-winning children’s books and music CD’s. The series features and “everyday girl” who helps kids of all ages develop self-love. In 2015 Kathryn released two albums, “Free To Fly,” and “A Soft Place To Fall,” to rave reviews. ... read more!

Vince Gill Brings Stories, Songs and Humor to Southern California

Vince Gill came to the beautiful Fred Kavali Theater in Thousand Oaks, California Sunday night. It was a 7:00 show and at 7:03 Vince strolled onto the stage in his un-assuming, laid back and relaxed style.   No strobe lights or fancy entrance. None of that is needed for Vince to hold the audience in the palm of his hand for 2 hours and 20 minutes. The only special effects he needs are his amazing voice, excellent guitar playing, quick sense of humor and wonderful stories. ... read more!