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Review: Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas

Country music is, at its core, about connection. There is nothing better than when an artist goes out of their way to make a genuine connection with the folks who believe in them the most – their fans. There are laughter and tears and by the end of the night, something unforgettable has been exchanged….

Joe Nichols: Never Gets Old: Traditional Country Series EP Review

Artist: Joe Nichols Album: Never Gets Old: Traditional Country Series Year: 2018 Label: Broken Bow Records Genre: Traditional Country If there were ever a voice that was made for a traditional style of country music, it’s Joe Nichols. Never Gets Old: Traditional Country Series is the Joe Nichols project I’ve been waiting for. I knew…

Daryle Singletary: There’s Still A Little Country Left Review

Artist: Daryle Singletary Album: There’s Still A Little Country Left Year: 2015 Label: AGR Television Records Genre: Neotraditional country There are so many mixed feelings that go along with this week’s album review. Sorrow. Pride. Admiration. Saudade. Heartache. Back in February when we lost Daryle Singletary, I found myself on my kitchen floor in a…

Lisa Brokop: Legendary Ladies of Country Concert Review

Artist: Lisa Brokop Venue: Horizon Stage, Spruce Grove, Alberta Show: Lisa Brokop Presents: Legendary Ladies of Country Time: 7:30pm, October 1st, 2018 Having been to many, many country music concerts in my twenty-two years, I thought I knew exactly what to expect last Monday night when I attended a tribute show of some of Country…

Loretta Lynn: Wouldn’t It Be Great Review

Artist: Loretta Lynn Album: Wouldn’t It Be Great Year: 2018 Label: Sony Legacy Genre: Classic Country, Traditional Country Here it is, Folks, the album the world’s been needing. Miss Loretta Lynn has released the record we’ve all been patiently waiting for. Lynn’s forty-first studio album dropped on September 28th after being postponed due to complications…

Billie Joe & Norah Jones: Foreverly Review

Artist: Norah Jones and Billie Joe Armstrong Album: Foreverly Year: 2013 Label: Reprise Records Genre: Folk, Alternative, Indie, Alternative Country This week I’m excited to share a sort of unorthodox throwback record from 2013. Foreverly is a beautiful reinterpretation of The Everly Brothers’ 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. Billie Joe Armstrong of punk/rock…

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…

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…

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