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Friday, December 11, 2015 – Camaron Ochs, better known as Cam, releases her debut disc hot on the heels of the success of her ballad hit single "Burning House." The California veers towards the pop side with a voice somewhat reminiscent of Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry. Cam, a California native who got into country on her grandparents' ranch, hand a hand in writing the 11 songs.

The "Nashville" TV juggernaut continues with "Season 4 Volume 1" out today. The disc features 17 songs, including Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler singing "Crazy" with Hayden Pantierre. Charlie Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and the Stella Sisters are among those lending their voices.

Chris Carmack, who is part of the "Nashville" crew, is out with his own release as well. "Pieces of You" is a five-song EP. Carmack is considered a jazzier John Mayer with some touches of Americana and country.

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Untamed CD review - Untamed
Cam (Camaron Ochs) is another one of those artists only tangentially country. In the leadoff title track, you can hear banjo and twang in her voice (especially when she rhymes "wire" and "fire"), although the latter doesn't automatically stamp you with country bona fides. And this disc won't dispel the idea that Cam is more of an artist who has found her commercial marketplace in country, even if her songs more often tend to skirt country. After all, she did place »»»
Welcome to Cam Country EP CD review - Welcome to Cam Country EP
Following the legacy of other notable songwriters that have gone before her, Cam is stepping out from behind the shadows of the curtain where she's penned songs for artists like Miley Cyrus and Maggie Rose and is taking on the spotlight herself with her debut EP, "Welcome to Cam Country." And it's that fusion of pop sentiment, Southern California charm and real country sensibility that makes up the whole of the budding artist's sound. "My Mistake" leads things »»»
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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