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: For The Jayhawks, no reissues needed
The Jayhawks have not released any new music since 2011's "Mockingbird Time," but, well actually, there are reasons for one of the key contributors to the alt.-country music.
In July, "Sounds of Lies" (1997), "Smile" (2000) and "Rainy Day Music" (2003) saw the light of day again in expanded reissue versions.... »»»
Concert Review: Church works it from the outside
Eric Church starts his excellent new release, "The Outsiders," with the spoken words "They're the in-crowd, we're the other ones." And that's true in more ways than one for Church's new tour, which also features much praised, up-and-coming songwriter Brandy Clark and veteran honky tonker Dwight Yoakam.... »»»