I’m not a fan of pop/rock/rap artists ‘going country.’ It seems to me that they are usually older artists that aren’t having much success or getting radio play in their genre of music and figure they can ‘go country’ to have some success – see Steven Tyler. ... read more!
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Austin Webb knows how to convey a lyric. Whether it be the heartwarming sentiment in his top 40 hit “Slip on By” or in his latest single “All Country On You,” impacting January 5th. Austin can always connect with a song and sell it. “All Country On You” is a fun, sing-a-long anthem that will find country fans cheering for more. ... read more!
James Carothers just may be country music’s knight in shining armor taking to the airwaves to save the traditional sound of country music. With a voice that has hints of Jamey Johnson, yet is still unique and one of a kind, the baritone Tennessee native takes the pop right out of the country where others keep putting it in. ... read more!
The Roys have released their highly anticipated fourth studio album, “The View,” on Rural Rhythm records. The brother/sister duo is no stranger to putting out music that defines the sound of bluegrass. With their tight blood harmonies, impeccable instrumentation and lyrics that tell a story Lee and Elaine Roys’ music always hits the mark. ... read more!
Do you remember where you were back in 1989? I remember wearing out my Travis Tritt “Country Club” cassette. It is hard to believe it has been 25 years since Travis’ first album was released. He was the no-hat, southern-rock, country -outlaw member of the famous class of ’89 that saw country mega stars like Alan Jackson, Clint Black and Garth Brooks burst onto the country music scene. Travis had huge success with radio air play, album sales, touring and even some acting roles in the ’90’s, but like many of his fellow ’89 alums, the radio play and chart success has diminished. However, Travis continues to tour and after a bit of a break is back with new music. ... read more!
Randy Houser’s latest single “Like A Cowboy” is one of those songs that had me from the first time I ever heard it. I was at a private party in Las Vegas in 2012 around the time of the ACM Awards. Randy was previewing some new music and he played “Like A Cowboy.” I remember leaving there that night so excited for his new album and in love with that song. ... read more!