Susan Haynes marries
Monday, April 3, 2006 – Epic Nashville recording artist Susan Haynes married Jeff McCoy in a private ceremony in Tucson, Ariz. this past weekend. They're taking a week to honeymoon in Mexico before Haynes returns to her radio tour to promote her upcoming single, "Not That Bad." This is the second marriage for Haynes.
She released her debut disc, "Crooked Little Heart," earlier this year.
CD reviews for Susan Haynes
Like many newcomers Susan Haynes emphasizes her vocal talents, and they are considerable. Haynes, a Georgia native, can belt it out, but that's not her strong suit.
Haynes shows mettle on the lead-off "Long Way to Memphis," courtesy of Al Anderson and Leslie Satcher, and goes very tender on "Not That Bad."
While some of the phrasing is clunky ("Bottle Rocket"), Haynes brings vocal chops to the table where she sounds like she means it. Nor are the vocals too smooth sounding. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Great songs, not glitz, highlight Lynn tribute
An eclectic group of Americana artists gathered together for a relatively low-key tribute to Loretta Lynn on the eve of the glitzy Grammy Awards. In contrast to the expensive dresses and song sets displayed at Staples Center for the awards show TV broadcast, these performers were backed by a skillful traditional country music house band.... »»»
Concert Review: McBride soldiers on
Martina McBride said of "Reckless," her first country album in five years, that she wanted to get back to the old school, sorting through hundreds of songs from Music City's best songwriters and employing its best producers. As it turns out, it wasn't a very long trip. The Kansas native broke onto the scene with her 1992... »»»
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