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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

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: Smiles galore, Chesney appears happiness – Kenny Chesney smiled often during his performance at The Rose Bowl. This wasn't some showbiz smile, either - it was sincere. Chesney appeared to be truly happy to be there. On a hot night in July, when Chesney brought his exuberant The Big Revival Tour to Pasadena, the joy he expressed while performing actually made you forget about all the heat... »»»
Concert Review: Carll needs no crutch – Hayes Carll didn't even play his best-known song, "She Left Me For Jesus," during his 95 minutes on the small stage. And while chances are that some were internally clamoring for the typical Carll sense of humor, no one could legitimately say that the lanky Texan short-changed them. At 39, Carll, who meanders somewhere between the... »»»
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