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Jeffrey Remz  |  June 24, 2011

Is the country music scene going the way of other genres where artists develop side projects or in effect have multiple careers going? If so, then maybe "blame" Miranda Lambert for being the catalyst. Lambert just announced Thursday night that her trio, called Pistol [...]

Continue reading "Pistol Annies: a new direction in country?"

Jeffrey Remz  |  June 22, 2011

As I grew older, Glen Campbell was not someone I particularly listened to. Yes, I grew up with Rhinestone Cowboy and By the Time I Get to Phoenix, but later the songs seemed not so vital and important. He became - at least in my mind as a youth - associated with the lame part of country music. His [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  June 16, 2011

Sugarland is not my cup of tea. Never has been. I've always considered them not all that country - way too much on the pop side of things. That was particularly true on their latest release. But with this posting, I have not come to bury the duo, but praise them - well at least Kristian [...]

Continue reading "Sugarland's Bush takes a day off with records"

Jeffrey Remz  |  June 3, 2011

While Garth Brooks' return is going to happen any year now - that's pretty much a given - it seemed predictable that Shania Twain would re-enter the mainstream also. Twain has had her ups and downs with more downs in recent years. After years of success and major tours, Twain [...]

Continue reading "The expected return of Shania Twain"

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