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Bill Anderson: Anderson Review

Artist: Bill Anderson Album: Anderson Year: 2018 Label: TWI Records Genre: Traditional Country Writing this week’s review makes me feel incredibly honoured. Bill Anderson is one of my favourite songwriters. Many of his songs have graced the airwaves and the charts over the past seven consecutive decades, including Joe Nichols’ “I”ll Wait For You,” Brad…

Randall King: Self-Titled Album Review

Artist: Randall King Album: Randall King Year: 2018 Label: Independent Genre: Neo-Traditional Country This week I’m featuring an artist who has garnered kudos from both Garth Brooks and award-winning singer-songwriter Anthony Smith (co-writer of “Run” & “Cowboys Like Us” recorded and made famous by George Strait). Smith has been quoted saying that “Randall King has…

Kimberly Kelly: Don’t Blame It on Me EP Review

Artist: Kimberly Kelly Album: Don’t Blame It on Me Year: 2018 Label: Independent Genre: Traditional Country Kimberly Kelly’s Don’t Blame It on Me is the female country album I’ve been waiting for. It’s practically timeless. This five-song EP has been crafted and polished into a stone cold country gem. Kelly both opens and closes the…

Thomas Rhett’s ‘Life Changes’ to Receive Deluxe Treatment as it’s Fourth Consecutive Single Reigns at Country Radio This Week, Marking 11 Career NO. 1 Hits

NASHVILLE, TN (September 4, 2018) – Just days before its one year anniversary, current multi-CMA Awards nominee Thomas Rhett’s PLATINUM-certified album LIFE CHANGES earns its fourth consecutive chart-topping hit with the title track, notching his 11th career No. 1. Living up to his title as “a man with no boundaries” (Billboard), Thomas Rhett simultaneously announces…

Lady Antebellum Signs with Big Machine Label Group

NASHVILLE, TN (September 4, 2018) MULTI-PLATINUM, seven-time GRAMMY® Awards winners Lady Antebellum have signed with Big Machine Label Group’s BMLG Records. A reconnection of sorts for the trio whose success has taken them around the globe, the deal finds Lady A once again crossing paths with BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta and BMLGR President Jimmy Harnen….

Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis: Come See Me and Come Lonely Review

Artist: Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis Album: Come See Me and Come Lonely Year: 2017 Label: Golden Lane Records Genre: Traditional country Back in 2013, country queens Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis teamed up to record Dos Divas, an album of duos. Come See Me and Come Lonely is their 2017, exclusively covers, follow up…

Carson McHone: Goodluck Man Review

Artist: Carson McHone Album: Goodluck Man Year: 2015 Label: Good Horse Records Genre: Traditional country, Honky tonk For this week’s review, we go to Austin and take it back a couple of years to 2015 when Carson McHone released her debut album, Goodluck Man. A singer/songwriter since high school, McHone bridges the line between Country…

Trey Ackerman: Lonely on the Road EP Review

Artist: Trey Ackerman Album: Lonely on the Road Year: 2017 Label: independent Genre: 60s/70s country This week’s review ties wonderfully back into Jasmine Rochelle’s piece, Ain’t It Nice In Here: The History Of Cinderella Studios from a couple of weeks ago. Like Wayne Moss and the ever-growing legacy of Cinderella Studios, music leaves a lasting…

Midland: On the Rocks Review

Artist: Midland Album: On The Rocks Year: 2017 Label: Big Machine Genre: Neo-traditionalist country To some, it may seem as though I’ve missed the boat entirely on Midland’s 2017 debut LP “On The Rocks,” but if you’ve been following my reviews here at Lula since the beginning, you’ll have noticed that there isn’t really any…

Lori McKenna: The Tree Review

Artist: Lori McKenna Album: The Tree Year: 2018 Label: CN Records Genre: Folk, Americana, Singer-Songwriter What you won’t find on two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lori McKenna’s eleventh studio album is a hell-raising good time party anthem. What you will find are a few tears rolling down your face as you listen to the words of…

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