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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: Pop
Michael W. Smith’s The Spirit of Christmas is a magnificent collaboration between a three-time GRAMMY winner and many of Nashville’s outstanding vocalists. Smith, an acclaimed singer, songwriter, composer and bandleader, calls it "the most unique and unusual" record of his … Continue reading
The Autumn Defense is a pop rock band led by Wilco’s Pat Sansone and John Stirratt that features their songwriting, singing and multi-instrumental skill. Their fifth CD, called Fifth, began as live sessions with bandmates Greg Wieczorek, James Haggerty and … 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
Alyssa Bonagura grew up in one of Nashville’s musical families. She always wanted to make a pop album but took the long road: going to school to learn record and polish her craft. The result is "Love Hard," which tells … Continue reading
Javier Colon is best known as the captivating singer-songwriter who won the first season of NBC’s hit show, "The Voice." His follow-up release, "Come Through For You," showcases Colon as the gifted singer of uplifting pop songs where grit and … Continue reading
Jessie Baylin sings with quiet intensity, revealing a young heart and old soul. Her second CD, "Little Spark," contains personal sketches of love and loss, yearning and patience, and fear and loneliness. The musical backdrop has a 1960s lush pop … Continue reading
Nikki Jean’s debut album, "Pennies In A Jar," captures her remarkable journey among America’s best-known and beloved songwriters. Always at home at her piano and with her voice, she created an album collaborating with the likes of Carol King, Burt … Continue reading
Mike Errico is a singer-songwriter in transition. Once known for his break-up songs, he has written "Wander Away," a record full of faith in relationships that endure. Errico took many musical and emotional risks on this CD. The songs have … Continue reading
The Little Bear is a Nashville-based alt-indy-pop quartet featuring the songs and superb vocals of singer-songwriter Claire Guerreso. On "Bridges," their EP, Guerreso sings about the emotional dynamics in relationships: the ups, downs and hurdles in between. She has a … 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