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Delta Man

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Everything Will Be

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The title track to James McMurtry's "The Horses and the Hounds" plays out like one of those great running songs, namely Merle Haggard's "The Fugitive." "Lord I've been running for so long I just can't find a way back home," McMurtry sings, in that enjoyable deadpan vocal tone of his. When the Haggard song is mentioned, though, McMurtry responds, "I don't really remember.
Back before the world retreated into makeshift fallout shelters for a year of Netflix binging, board games and what Warren Zevon referred to as splendid isolation, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Shannon McNally was invited to play a Music City benefit concert.
By their own admission Track45 hails from a town that is "big enough for a WalMart and a Waffle House, but not a Target or a Starbucks." Ironically, Meridian, Miss. (population (41,148) is the birthplace of the father of country music, Jimmy Rodgers. The harmony-driven sibling trio of Track45 includes Ben Johnson and his infectiously bubbly sisters Jenna and KK.
It was only fitting that Lindsay Ell had Lauren Alaina as a guest on her recent livestream concert. Alaina penned the song "Crashing The Boy's Club." That is exactly what Ell is doing using her Stratocaster as a battering ram. Men have disproportionately occupied lead guitar, vocals
"Right Now" is where Americana/bluegrass band Twisted Pine is at - a compelling reason to believe that traditional music will continue to grow.
Back with her first disc in a dozen years, Heidi Newfield breaks out of the box with 'The Barfly Sessions, Vol. 1.'

Concert Reviews

Punch Brothers keep it not only simple, but great

Whereas "Hell on Church Street" is Punch Brothers' tribute and interpretation of Tony Rice's "Church Street Blues" album, the quintet's concert was its live shout-out to the late, great guitarist. Although the act lined up around the microphone like an upside-down V, ...

Davis plays it loose

It was the last night of the Buy Dirt Tour for Jordan Davis, and a loose, feel good attitude pervaded the evening. Part of that showed up in the energized stints by Davis and other acts on the bill including Seaforth. Part of that was when opener MacKenzie Porter popping up on stage to give a Christmas ...

Tritt provides cure for what ails traditionalists

After he opened with the rocking "Put Some Drive in Your Country," Travis Tritt said, "A lot of people say to me, 'Travis, I love country music, but a lot of it don't sound country no more'." Well, as the lights glistened on the prominently displayed pedal steel and ...

Combs makes it clear - he's happy to be "Doin' This"

Luke Combs' first of two sold-out nights was a long long time coming. The country star didn't sing his topic-related songs of "Six Feet Away" about COVID (the reason for the exactly one-year delay) or "The Great Divide" about politics. It wasn't that kind of night. ...

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