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A quick glance at the Shanachie Entertainment web contains new release listings for the Soweto Gospel Choir, reggae singer Alpha Blondy, soul singer Meshell Ndegeocello and jazz bassist Charles Mingus. There is no George Jones or Merle Haggard CDs. Nevertheless, Shanachie is releasing a new album by, perhaps, the best modern day Jones/Haggard disciple, Daryle Singletary. Somebody please tell Alan Jackson that even world music has gone country. Singletary has tracked music with on the majors ...
Five albums into his career, Daryle Singletary is living the dream. Finally. He's had a few hits - "I Let Her Lie" reached number two almost seven years ago followed later by "Too Much Fun" and "Amen Kind of Love." But the Georgian hasn't enjoyed the same success since. That may not necessarily change with his new CD, "That's Why I Sing This Way," on Audium. The dozen-song project contains all covers save the title track with some familiar songs and some foreign to current day listeners. The disc also includes some familiar names like Yoakam, Haggard, Paycheck and Jones helping out. ...
It was back in the early and mid-'80's that acts like George Strait and Randy Travis first took country back to its roots. Now, some 10 years later, a new breed of traditional country singer has arisen. Falling squarely at the heart of the ever-growing movement is Giant recording artist Daryle Singletary. And for Singletary, traditional music is anything but new. Singletary grew up on a small Georgia-farm in a household where music was plentiful. Inspired by his parents and grandparents, ...