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Friday, August 26, 2016 – Florida Georgia Line leads the pack of new releases out on Friday with "Dig Your Roots." The 15-song disc includes Tim McGraw helping out on "May We All" and Ziggy Marley on "Life is a Honeymoon." The duo tends to take a softer approach on the 15-song disc produced by Joey Moi. Among the songs is the megahit "H.O.L.Y."

Bill Kirchen teams with British artist Austin De Lone on "Transatlanticana ," their first release together. Kirchen is well known for having been a founding member of Commanding Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. De Lone was with a band, Eggs Over Easy, that helped start British pub rock. Kirchen contributes "Wine, Wine, Wine", quintessential Commander Cody, straight-up country sad from their first sessions in Ann Arbor '67.

The Devil Makes Three goes the covers route on "Redemption & Ruin," a song divided into the themes of redemption and ruin. The trio covers such writers as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Ralph Stanley and Tom Waits. Emmylou Harris, Tim O'Brien, Jerry Douglas, Darrell Scott & Duane Eddy help out on the disc.

Texas singer Jack Ingram returns with a new label, Rounder, on "Midnight Motel." This is Ingram's first album in the seven years, since his departure from Big Machine Records. Produced by Jon Randall, the release features his new single "I'm Drinking Through It." Ingram wrote "It's Always Gonna Rain" with Lori McKenna.

"My Daddy's Grass" is the Rebel debut from Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge. Galyean, who hails from Lowgap, N.C. is the son of five-string banjo player Cullen Galyean, He was with regional groups the Foot Hill Boys and the Border Mountain Boys. Mickey Galyean formed Cullen's Bridge with the intention of recording new and classic material in the traditional style of his father and other area musicians.

The Price Sisters make their Rebel debut with a seven-song self-titled EP Lauren (mandolin, harmony/lead vocals) and Leanna (fiddle, lead/harmony vocals) present their interpretation of traditional songs. The release from the Sardis, Ohio duo recorded the songs in Nashville in March. The release includes an instrumental, "Get Up John," among the seven songs.

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Dig Your Roots CD review - Dig Your Roots
From the ribbits and Dobro on "Smooth," the lead-off song, one might think that Florida Georgia Line is eschewing its rap rock meets country past for something completely different. While at times that is true - "Smooth" has a swampy beat - Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard haven't veered so far from what brought them to the dance. That is evident with the title track where the thwack of drum programming from long-time producer Joey Moi meets the soulful, somewhat shiny vocals. »»»
Anything Goes CD review - Anything Goes
The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying. That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/ Only one way to do it up right/Everybody goes where eveybody knows/That anything goes on a Friday Night/Get your party right/It's a Friday night. »»»
Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll CD review - Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
Perhaps a few fans didn't get enough of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times," which came out in December 2012. That release contained all five songs of the duo's second EP "It'z Just What We Do" from May 2012. Not to mention the super uber mega-hit Cruise and fellow number ones Get Your Shine On, Round Here and Stay. With "This is How We Roll," Tyler Hubbard (he's the one with the longer hair) and Brian Kelly follow the »»»
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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