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Mike Sudhalter  |  April 29, 2012

It's very rare that you see a country singer, especially a younger one, go from pop-country to traditional, but that's exactly what Kellie Pickler has done with her most recent album, "100 Proof." She leaves no doubt about that when she starts the album with a song called [...]

Continue reading "Kellie Pickler's Traditional Sound"

Mike Sudhalter  |  April 27, 2012

One of my favorite country songs is creative, catchy and classic and based on a real life person (but not a true story) -- "Wolverton Mountain." I first discovered the song on one of those television commercials for a classic country compilation, and I've loved it ever since. [...]

Continue reading "Happy Birthday, Wolverton Mountain!"

Mike Sudhalter  |  April 25, 2012

George Strait recorded a song in the 1980's called "Love Comes From The Other Side Of Town." On Tuesday, two of the best releases in the countrymusic-sphere came from outside of Nashville. Sure, I can't wait to hear the full albums of Kip Moore and Lee Brice, but if [...]

Continue reading "Dean Brody, Josh Abbott represent their regions well"

Mike Sudhalter  |  April 18, 2012

Ok, so "Next To You, Next To Me" is one of my favorite country songs of all time. And it seems like the song is getting quite a resurgence. Not only did Rascal Flatts record it as a bonus track on their new album, titled "Banjo", but Marty Raybon of Shenandoah cut a [...]

Continue reading "Next To You, Next To Me revisited"

Mike Sudhalter  |  April 8, 2012

A lot of country singers enjoy performing rock or pop cover songs, but few of them do it as well as Casey Donahew Band. Donahew showed his talents and versatility on Matchbox 20's "3 A.M." and the Black Crowes' "Hard to Handle." But the Fort Worth area native is [...]

Continue reading "Casey Donahew rocks Sam Houston Race Park"

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