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December 12, 2018 - Covers played a far more prominent role than usual at a country show. And instead of what is typically the least course of resistance in recent years of country artists succumbing to their renditions of a... »»»
December 9, 2018 - Mumford and Sons have always played it smart when it has come to career moves. They have not overtoured by becoming regular fixtures on the touring circuit. Their M.O. is to tour just enough upon an... »»»
November 12, 2018 - It would have been quite easy to think that Adam Hood would have mailed in this gig. It could not have been easy to make your debut in the Boston area after putting out seven albums, not to mention having... »»»
November 7, 2018 - Pistol Annies, the all-star trio comprised of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, made the last stop of its short tour a downtown Los Angeles date. This was the last show, that is, until... »»»
November 5, 2018 - It's not as if Lucinda Williams has been idle. Far from it this year, but 20 years on, Williams decided to trot out her masterpiece "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" as the centerpiece of her tour.... »»»
November 4, 2018 - Travis Tritt recounted from the stage how his manager had been trying for a long time to get him to do solo acoustic shows, but he resisted. The evidence presented makes one wonder why he waited so long.... »»»
October 25, 2018 - To say that life has not always been so easy for Ruston Kelly would be a vast understatement. Perhaps the positive way to look at his long-running, but hopefully in the back mirror, substance abuse... »»»
October 25, 2018 - Thomas Rhett may have graduated to the arena level, but it's still a little difficult to understand exactly why. He sings a lot of dance music - but not much country - yet isn't a knockout singer or dancer.... »»»
October 22, 2018 - Kathy Mattea has been at that point in her career for quite awhile that artists don't exactly look forward to - as she aged, the chances of being played on commercial country radio lessened.... »»»
October 18, 2018 - The Turnpike Troubadours had a lot of competition when playing Beantown - the Red Sox playoff game first and foremost. No matter though because the country band put on their own winning show.... »»»