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Mike Sudhalter  |  July 28, 2008

I was glad to see that the Grand Ole Opry added a new show called "Opry Country Classics" on Thursday nights. Country has moved too far from its roots in recent years, and it's a good move by the Opry to bring back some of that tradition. I've always wanted to hear some of [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  July 24, 2008

I bought the new Sugarland album, "Love On The Inside", yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. I don't know if its the acoustic set-up of several tracks, but it feels like Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are singing right in front of you. I also like the fact that they [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  July 22, 2008

The song that is currently stuck in my head, "I'm From The Country," is by James Lann. It's not a cover of Tracy Byrd's hit about 10 years earlier. In the chorus, Lann sounds like Kenny Chesney. It's a simple, upbeat song that talks about keeping the simple life [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  July 18, 2008

It's about time that another country singer emerged out of the Seattle-Tacoma area. The only others I recall are Lila McCann and Blaine Larsen. Ludwick, who hails from Kirkland, Wash., makes the Pacific Northwest proud with her "When The Circus Leaves Town" album. My favorite song [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  July 9, 2008

I can't wait to see the video for Lee Brice's new song, "Upper Middle Class White Trash." If done correctly, the video to the tongue-in-cheek song should be hilarious. The song is kind of a modern day, Beverly Hillbillies tale of a guy who wins the lottery than starts living it [...]

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Mike Sudhalter  |  July 7, 2008

I was running in a four-mile freedom run on July 4th and listening to my ipod. I wanted a great song for the final stretch, and what do you know, Kenny Chesney's "I Go Back" comes on. But just around the last few meters, the ipod froze so I didn't get to hear the rest of the [...]

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