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- Chuck Wicks: Turning Point
- Green River Ordinance: Fifteen
- Jack Wall: Call of Duty, Black Ops III
- Black Violin: Stereotypes
- Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble
- Dominik Scherrer: The Missing
- Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music, Stage Two
- Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking
- Alicia Witt: Revisionary History
- Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class
- Pat McGee: Pat McGee
- John Anderson: Goldmine
- Whitey Morgan: Sonic Ranch
- Anat Cohen: Luminosa
- Meredith Monk: Piano Songs
- Gretchen Peters: Blackbirds
- Louise Goffin: Appleonfire
- Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet
- Michael J. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
- Patty Larkin: Still Green
- Somi: The Lagos Music Salon
- The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator
- Lee Ann Womack: The Way I’m Livin’
- Montell Jordan: Captured
- Marco Benevento: Swift
Category Archives: Country
David Nail is a young country singer whose recording, "The Sound Of A Million Dreams," brings an earthy soulful voice to songs that look at some challenging moments. Backed by a stellar band with country rock roots, Nail delivers with … Continue reading
Finding Favour is a Christian rock band whose self-titled demo showcases the band’s considerable talent and musical mission. The South Georgia-based group writes songs of religious inspiration and personal transformation that are performed against a backdrop of tight modern pop … Continue reading
Jerrod Niemann’s third recording, "Free The Music," is a musical feast for fans who love good country songs, just the right amount of humor and attitude, and appreciate musical touches that go back to country’s early 20th century roots. Notably, … Continue reading
David Nail is a young country singer whose recording, "The Sound Of A Million Dreams", brings an earthy soulful voice to songs that look at some challenging moments. Backed by a stellar band with country rock roots, Nail delivers with … Continue reading
David Lee Murphy needs no introduction to country music fans. He’s written or co-written some of the most memorable songs of the past 15 years. In this audio profile, he talks about some great songs — deserved hits — including … Continue reading
John Francis is an unusually wide-ranging songwriter whose songs shine a bright light on ourselves and our place in the world. Part protest songs, part love songs, "The Better Angels" is a poignant, well-crafted recording featuring Francis’s strong vocals, moving … Continue reading
Jonathan Clark has toured with a who’s who of pop, rock and country artists. On "I’m Just Sayin’," he comes into his own as a singer-songwriter with a CD of personal, passionate, guitar-inflected songs that showcase his compelling voice and … Continue reading
The New Riders of the Purple Sage pioneered country rock in 1969. Today the band led by founding member Dave Nelson is experiencing a true renaissance. Its latest CD, USE "Where I Come From,USE " features new songs from all … Continue reading
Country iconoclast Chris Knight has had many successful recordings, but fans have always hungered for these early solo sessions recorded in 1996 in a hot Kentucky trailer. Now he’s issued "The Trailer Tapes" and the CD shows a determined, gritty … Continue reading
Can New Yorkers play country music? Yes, especially if you’re talking about Canadian-born singer-songwriter Mary Lamont and her musical partner Jim Marchese. On the self-produced "How Lucky," Mary Lamont presents a mix of songs inspired by the struggles and joys … Continue reading