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

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…

Concert Review: Lisa Brokop – Legendary Ladies of Country

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…

Album Review: Loretta Lynn – Wouldn’t It Be Great

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…

Album Review: Billie Joe & Norah Jones – Foreverly

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…

Album Review: Bill Anderson – Anderson

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…

Album Review: Randall King – Self-Titled Album

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…

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

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…

Album Review: Carson McHone – Goodluck Man

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…

EP Review: Trey Ackerman – Lonely on the Road

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…

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