Music Reviews

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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!

Clint Black’s “On Purpose” — Album Review

Well, it’s about time that Clint Black released a new album – his first one in eight years. I don’t know what he was doing to kill all that time between projects, but he sure spent it wisely! “On Purpose” is the best album I have heard in a long time – the first one that I’ve just left ‘my finger on the button so that I could hit repeat’ again and again. ... read more!

Carrie Underwood’s “Storyteller” — Album Review

Well folks, the wait is over! Three and a half years after releasing Blown Away, Carrie Underwood is back with a new record. Undoubtedly the most talked about record this year, Storyteller is out today! Carrie has had a huge year, and it’s not even over yet. The country superstar embarked on what has unarguably become her biggest career year yet with the release of her Greatest Hits: Decade #1 late last year (2014). The record acted as a celebration of Carrie’s 10 year Anniversary in the music industry, and also a way to keep Carrie on radio and fresh in the fans’ minds while taking some time off to have baby Isaiah. The Greatest Hits record produced two new singles, “Something In The Water” and “Little Toy Gun”, both going on to become smash hits. Both singles were, in my opinion, an excellent way to introduce the new era in Carrie’s career, both featuring big production and incredible vocal performances. Those features are prevalent on Carrie’s first record of the new era, Storyteller. ... read more!