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Aldean, Trio, The Time Jumpers out with new music

Friday, September 9, 2016 – Jason Aldean is telling everyone "They Don't Know" today. At least, that's the name of the Georgian's seventh album, which includes the hit "Lights Come On" and the new single "A Little More Summertime." As usual, Michael Knox produced the 15-song set for Aldean.

From the past comes Trio, aka Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. The trio released a pair of albums in between their own careers, "Trio" (1987) and "Trio II" (1999). The new set includes those two releases plus a bonus disc of 20 songs, which contains 11 previously unreleased songs.

Veteran bluegrass band Blue Highway returns with "Original Traditional." While the core of singers Shawn Lane, Wayne Taylor and Tim Stafford remains intact, the release includes the debut of Dobro player Gaven Largent.

The Time Jumpers, a Western Swing and old style country group, are out with "Kid Sister," the collaborative's first release since the death of member Dawn Sears in 2014. The band is soldiering on with Sears' husband, Kenny, in the group along with Vince Gill, who wrote the title track, pedal steel ace Paul Franklin and drummer Billy Thomas. The new disc contains 14 songs.

Billy Ray Cyrus releases "Thin Line" on his own label, Blue Cadillac Music. The set includes "Hey Elvis" and "Tulsa Time," which was originally recorded by Don Williams in 1978. The new version features Aerosmith axe man Joe Perry.

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My Kinda Party CD review - My Kinda Party
Jason Aldean covers plenty of familiar ground in his latest offering, moving with ease from tanned-leg Georgia dreams to square cornfields to a fairly even mix of church pews and bar stools. If anything, the album is a bit too seamless, one song melding into the next, the words on many evaporating into thin air. But it all adds up to a very good time - exactly what you'd hope for with an album with "party" in its title. Don't Wanna Stay , a duet with Kelly Clarkson (of all »»»
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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