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Keith, Rhett out with new music; Roberts returns

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – Veteran Toby Keith and newcomer Thomas Rhett release new music today.

Keith is out with "Drinks After Work." Keith took songwriting credit on nine of 10 tracks, collaborating again with frequent partners Scotty Emerick, Bobby Pinson and Rivers Rutherford. A deluxe version of the CD adds Call A Marine, Margaritaville (featuring Sammy Hagar) and Chuckie's Gone, a tribute to Keith's bandleader Chuck Goff, who died unexpectedly in February.

Rhett, a Georgia native, debuts with "It Goes Like This," which is also the hit single from the disc. Rhett, the song of country singer and songwriter Rhett Atkins, has had previous success with Something To Do With My Hands and Beer With Jesus. He also co-wrote 1994 by Jason Aldean, Parking Lot Party by Lee Brice, and Round Here by Florida Georgia Line.

Julie Roberts returned with her first disc, "Good Wine and Bad Decisions," with a known label in seven years for a label that has gone decades without a release, but is one of the linchpins of music - Sun. Roberts had a hit in 2004 with Break Down Here. She released the disc "Men & Mascara" in 2006 on Mercury Nashville, her last major label release. Roberts had an indie release in 2011.

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Life Changes CD review - Life Changes
Thomas Rhett references mangoritas, Coldplay and verified Instagram accounts on his third album, and for some, that may be a deal-breaker. His ultra-contemporary style and pop culture smarts may be anathema for fans of traditional country. However, writing Rhett off by stamping a cowboy boot and hollering "That ain't country!" writes off some truly standout songs - created by combining the best elements of country and pop music. Take the sophisticated songwriting of country and the »»»
Tangled Up CD review - Tangled Up
Thomas Rhett picks up where he left off on his 2013 debut, "It Goes Like This," which netted three chart toppers. Rhett would be hard to categorize as country, although in the big tent philosophy of what passes these days, country serves more as a marketing niche. He's more soul, funk and hip hop than country. His catchy, bouncy "Crash and Burn," another number one song, is squarely soulful pop with a few small sonic tweaks (whistles, backing "uhs" near the end) »»»
It Goes Like This CD review - It Goes Like This
Thomas Rhett has enjoyed a strong pedigree as a hit songwriter at the tender age of 23. After all, he has helped pen Jason Aldean's 1994,Parking Lot Party by Lee Brice and Round Here by Florida Georgia Line. Not to mention having a father, Rhett Atkins, who has enjoyed both a career as a recording artist and a hit songwriter himself (he also helped write five of the dozen songs). So, it should come as no surprise that Rhett shares a lot of the same clichés as those he has written hits for. »»»
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: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
Concert Review: Turner bring it on (to his second) home – Frank Turner opined during the first of four sold-out nights of the Lost Evenings Festival that Boston was his home away from his British home. The likable, accessible singer hit the sweet spot not only with his perspective, but his performance as well demonstrated why. Turner made a major change in this year's festival. For the first time, he... »»»
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