Julie Roberts second album out late March
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
– The long wait for the sophomore album of Julie Roberts appears almost over.
Roberts, who gained acclaim with her 2004 self-titled debut, will release "Men & Mascara" on Mercury June 27. The title cut and first single goes for adds at radio March 27.
Roberts had a hit with "Break Down Here" from her debut. Two other singles, "The Chance" and "Wake Up Older" did not fare as well for the 27-year-old South Carolina native.
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It has grown impossible to predict what new act will be the next to really catch fire and rip up the charts, not once, but numerous times right out of the chute. But certainly Julie Roberts has a number of qualities upon which to base an argument that she will be that act.
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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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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