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Emily Duff

Razor Blade Smile

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The Secret Sisters

Quicksand

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The Flatlanders

Treasure of Love

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Tylor & The Train Robbers

Non-Typical Find

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Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones

Here to Tell the Tale

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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.'
It's been awhile for Pam Tillis - 13 years since her last solo album - but the singer is back in action.
Sierra Hull faces the challenges of making music during a global pandemic...it wasn't easy.

Concert Reviews

For Midland, mission accomplished

Each year in mid-March, beloved cliff swallows of San Juan Capistrano return from Argentina to this quant Mission community. Like these migratory birds, the outdoor music festival – MissionFest - landed once gain in San Juan Capistrano, headlined by Midland, and it was far more celebratory than mere birdwatching. ...

The Altar Billies make crowd glad to go along

Somewhat sadly, the kids getting face-painted and playing with balloon animals, while accompanied by snack and burger-munching parents, had no idea the rockabilly band ripping it up for about an hour or so was led by Christian rock royalty. Mike Stand, also known as the leader of the groundbreaking, ...

Alabama does it right

Bonnie Raitt introduced her one of her shows by saying, "Tonight there's not going to be any pyro or dancing, just a lot of real good music." Alabama's 50th anniversary tour is cut from the same cloth. The 24-song set featured a band so tight you might have thought they had been ...

McBryde highlights CRS New Faces

The CRS New Faces of Country is always billed as a highlight of the annual radio confab - a chance to see new artists, who have made at least somewhat of a mark. Ashley McBryde has enjoyed the most success of the five artists on the bill, she showed why. McBride kicked off her set acoustic-based (that ...

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