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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!

Toby Keith Has A Special Mix In New Album ’35 mph Town’ – Album Review

Still shining from his June 2015 induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Toby Keith is gearing up to release his 18th album, “35 mph Town” on October 9th. He has given us such hits as, “I Should Have Been A Cowboy,” “I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight,” “How Do You Like Me Now,” “Who’s Your Daddy,” “Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue,” “American Soldier,” “I Love This Bar,” and many MANY more. ... read more!

Scotty McCreery’s “Southern Belle” — Single Review

The long, hot days of summer are upon us. These are the kind of days that make you linger extra long in the car to catch the last cool blast of air conditioning before making the dreaded trek across a sweltering parking lot. On Monday, August 31st, Scotty McCreery released the lyric video to his single “Southern Belle, ” the first single off his new album, which is set to be released in 2016. Thanks to McCreery you no longer have to blame your tardiness on the heat. ... read more!

Jason Michael Carroll Releases “What Color Is Your Sky”– Album Review

When I first heard that I was going to get to review Jason Michael Carroll’s new CD “What Color Is Your Sky” and interview him, I was pretty excited. I wouldn’t say I was a huge fan, but I’d always really liked his singles “Alyssa Lies,” “I Can Sleep When I’m Dead,” and “Livin’ Our Love Song.” I also remember seeing him open for Brad Paisley a few years ago and thought he was pretty good. ... read more!