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Paslay debuts, Bogguss tributes

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – Eric Paslay has enjoyed success as a songwriter, but now he's out on his own. The Texan released his self-titled debut today, which contains the hit "Friday Night." Paslay also has penned Jake Owen's summer smash "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," Eli Young Band's "Even if It Breaks Your Heart," Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes" andRascal Flatts' new single, "Rewind."

Veteran Suzy Bogguss hopes to get "Lucky" with her latest, a 12-song tribute to Merle Haggard that didn't start off that way. Bogguss and her husband/co-producer Doug Crider were considering for her next project and kept returning to songs by Haggard Bogguss 1989 was "Somewehre Between," named after an early son by The Hag.

Boston-based country band Girls Guns and Glory hopes for "Good Luck" with its fifth disc. The music is the first for Lonesome Day, better known as a bluegrass label.

Ace banjo man Tony Trischka is out with "Great Big World." The disc contains 13 songs.

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You may not have known the name Eric Paslay prior to his debut disc, but chances are you've heard his songs in the past few years. The red-headed Texan has enjoyed hit songs he helped pen including Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" and Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes," all of which number one on the country charts. Paslay delivers the songs on his own release with a warm soulful voice. »»»
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: Stapleton shows his traditional roots – Chris Stapleton's All-American Road show feels like a singular mission to rid the genre of the bro country scourge that has plagued it for years. He came out with a blazing one-two punch of "Second One To Know" and "Without Your Love" and packed a stadium sized onslaught into a 9,000-seat arena. He never once veered from his... »»»
Concert Review: Jinks wins over fans, especially new ones – Cody Jinks asked the crowd a bit into his show how many had never seen him before. It seemed like Jinks has made a lot of musical inroads into the public's consciousness because roughly three quarters of the audience raised their hands to show that this was their first time. That probably made Jinks feel pretty darn good about how life has been... »»»
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