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March 4, 2015 - The parts of the Earls of Leicester are extremely solid, but so is the sum. That became quite apparent when the bluegrass superstar sextet released its debut in September 2014 along with its first live... »»»
March 1, 2015 - At the ripe old age of 39, Sean Watkins is doing things a bit differently when it comes to his music. By far the biggest sign is that he is in the midst of his first ever solo headlining tour.... »»»
February 27, 2015 - Alan Jackson calling his current tour Keepin' It County reads like one of those 'no duh' statements because the Georgia born singer/songwriter has always kept his music traditional - even... »»»
February 19, 2015 - With temperatures plunging outside to single digits and the streets of downtown wallowing in piles of the omnipotent white stuff, it's a good thing that The Mavericks decided to play inside.... »»»
February 14, 2015 - Although Wynonna arrived on stage 25 minutes late with no explanation, her nearly two hour set of songs and stories more than atoned for her tardiness. Billed as "Wynonna and Friends: Stories &... »»»
February 12, 2015 - Zach Williams walked onstage alone with his acoustic guitar in hand and gave an audible sigh before launching into "To the Woods." And thus launched the beginning of the 2015 tour of The Lone Bellow.... »»»
February 11, 2015 - The words Robert Earl Keen and bluegrass don't exactly go together. No way. No how because Keen is the Texas singer/songwriter guy who gave us his masterpiece of "The Road Goes on... »»»
February 4, 2015 - Yes, there were four chicks with picks on stage and one dude (labeled as "One cool dude" in promotions), but the latest installment of a country-inspired in the round was not a night replete... »»»
January 23, 2015 - It's heartening to see the continual rise of Eric Church's career, as he is one of the best songwriters in contemporary mainstream country music. Church mentioned from the stage how he performed... »»»
January 22, 2015 - Garth Brooks may have stood outside of country music by and large for 17 years, but he is jumping back in with both feet and more. Brooks released "Man Against Machine" in November, his... »»»