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Andi Groah – Hey Morgan

The name Groah may sound familiar to those of you in the industry; guitarist Danny Groah has worked alongside Alan Jackson for decades now. From the sound of things, Groah has passed his musical talent and love for the genre on to his daughter, Andi Groah. Recently graduated from Bridgewater College in her home state…

Album Review: Belle Plaine – Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath

Artist: Belle Plaine Album: Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath Year: 2018 Label: Independent Genre: Canadian Country, Americana, Swing-Jazz, Folk Belle Plaine is a singer/songwriter raised in the  Canadian prairies near Fosston, Saskatchewan, Canada. If you thought you grew up in a small town, Fosston has a staggering population of just 45 people. Produced by Jason…

Red Steagall on Life, Love, and Cowboys

Red Steagall

There is a set of principles, founded many generations ago when it wasn’t fences that kept the land separate but honesty and hard work instead, that have been passed down from man to man, mother to child. These principles made up what is our country’s great, wonderful West; full of cowboys, cattle, long days, and…

Concert Review: One Night With Conway Featuring Gil Grand

Well, Happy Second Thanksgiving everybody! Yes, being Canadian means that, for me, Thanksgiving was a month ago, but I’ll be in The United States for the Thanksgiving weekend and I wanted to take part in the festivities for a second time! Both Jasmine Rochelle and I have chosen one of the many concerts we’ve attended…

Olivia Bandy – In This House

In this house there’s a shelf a books I have read and reread A report card from second grade I hung up on the fridge And rooms full of ambers make the nights less intimidating Every picture down the hallway mama found worth framing   Scratches on the wall showed the times I grew The dust…

Album Review: Mo Pitney – Behind This Guitar

Artist: Mo Pitney Album: Behind This Guitar Year: 2016 Label: Curb Records Genre: Neo-Traditional Country Would you ever hitch a ride to Music City Just to see an Opry show? Would you drive across the country, Just to listen to some country? As a graduate fresh outta high school, I didn’t know much, but I…

Rachel Crick – PILGRIM Project

Belmont Sessions Rachel Crick

Rachel Crick knew what she wanted to do from the time she was four years old. After watching the fiddlers on the Grand Ole Opry on television at her grandparent’s house, she began telling her family that she wanted to play the violin. After two years of pleading, Crick’s mother relented and enrolled her in…

Album Review: Tony Jackson – Self-Titled Debut

Tony Jackson

Artist: Tony Jackson Album: Tony Jackson Year: 2017 Label: DDS Entertainment/Sony-Red Genre: Traditional Country/Classic Country Old Country has found a new voice in Tony Jackson. His debut album feels anything but with the names this Virginia Navy boy has on the roster. Recorded mostly at RCA Studios in Nashville, Tony Jackson features appearances by Country…

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