Mike Sudhalter | April 29, 2008
There's a song by new artist, Emily West that I really enjoy. It's called "Rocks In Your Shoes", and it's all about overcoming challenges. I like West's take-charge attitude. It stands into sharp contrast to old, cryin-in-your-beer' country songs. It's [...]
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Mike Sudhalter | April 24, 2008
On Wednesday, I was talking to a 21-year-old about country music, and I asked him if he liked old country. He responded, "Like Garth Brooks?" So I said, no, I meant George Jones and Hank Williams Sr.
It seems kind of weird to think that there are folks out there who consider Garth to [...]
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Mike Sudhalter | April 23, 2008
How do people choose their ring tones? I needed something that said 'I love country music', so therefore I picked "Country Man" by Luke Bryan. The song is catchy, and I often wait for a while to listen to it, before answering the phone.
The song really speaks to my [...]
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Mike Sudhalter | April 16, 2008
Two Joshes - Turner and Gracin - are two of the top new artists in country music. Turner is a great traditionalist, and I love to hear him cover the old songs, whether it's George Jones' "One Woman Man" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today, Merle Haggard's "Silver [...]
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Mike Sudhalter | April 15, 2008
I recently got an e-mail from Mike in Ashby, Mass. and he let me know that the The Roys hail from Leominster, Mass. So another contribution that the Bay State has made to country music.
The Roys' current single is "Grandpa's Barn," about remembering a grandfather who [...]
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Mike Sudhalter | April 11, 2008
There's few bars/saloons in California as cool as the H-B Saloon in downtown Oakdale, California. I didn't know about the place until I heard them mention it on KAT Country 103, Modesto, CA. So, I saddled up my Honda and traveled east.
There was a large Thursday night crowd because the [...]
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Mike Sudhalter | April 3, 2008
I can't remember the last time so many good albums were released on the same day, and I haven't heard all of the April Fools Day releases. I have, however, heard those from Aaron Watson, George Strait and Josh Gracin.
The first album is a Texas traditionalist flirting with [...]
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