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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…

Dani McDonnell: Neon’s Callin’ EP Review

Artist: Dani McDonnell Album: Neon’s Callin’ Year: 2017 Label: Independence Records Genre: Swampy-Tonk, Southern Blues, Southern Rock Back in April when I reviewed Aaron McDonnell’s EP “Lucky Me,” I was completely taken by his harmony vocalist, wishing she had recorded music of her own. Her voice stuck with me for weeks. That profoundly talented harmony…

Erin Enderlin: Whiskeytown Crier Review

Artist: Erin Enderlin Album: Whiskeytown Crier Year: 2017 Label: Blue Slate Records Genre: Country “Whiskeytown. A town just like any other, I suppose, full of people with dreams and heartache. Whether it’s a baby being born or somebody dyin’ there’s one thing we all have in common—sooner or later we end up as a headline…

Paul Cauthen: Have Mercy EP Review

Artist: Paul Cauthen Album: Have Mercy Year: 2018 Label: Lightning Rod Records Genre: Outlaw, Country Funk, Country Jazz This week’s album has been on a steady repeat at my house since it dropped on June 22nd. With seven tracks it lands comfortably between a full-fledged album and an EP. Hailing from Tyler, Texas, Paul Cauthen’s…

Bobby Mackey: I’ll Go Down Swinging Review

Artist: Bobby Mackey Album: I’ll Go Down Swinging Year: 2018 Label: Shaunita Records Genre: Classic Country, Traditional Country The name Bobby Mackey may be familiar to you if you’re into all things paranormal, but Mackey is far more than just the owner of America’s most haunted honkytonk. “Come for the music, stay for the ghosts”…

Chris Stapleton: From A Room: Volume 2 Review

Artist: Chris Stapleton Album: From A Room Volume 2 Year: 2017 Label: Mercury Nashville Genre: Country, Southern Rock, Southern Soul, Americana, Outlaw This week’s artist doesn’t need an introduction. We all know him, and we all love him. Chris Stapleton, everybody. I’ve been following Chris Stapleton’s career since his debut album Traveller back in 2015,…

Margo Price: All American Made Review

Artist: Margo Price Album: All American Made Year: 2017 Label: Third Man Records Genre: Outlaw Country If this were the ‘70s this week’s artist would have been a household name. Margo Price would have been commonplace alongside the likes of Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton and if the state of country music was a little…

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