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Pearce releases sophomore effort

Friday, February 14, 2020 – Carly Pearce released her sophomore album, a self-titled affair. Pearce is out with the single "I Hope You're Happy Now" with Lee Brice. Pearce wrote the song with Luke Combs, Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton. She also recorded "Finish Your Sentences" with husband Michael Ray. Pearce had a hit with the title track of her debut album, "Every Little Thing.

Newcomer Niko Moon released "Good Time," a five-song EP on RCA Nashville. Moon co-produced the project with Joshua Murty and co-wrote every song. A native Texan, Moon relocated to Douglasville, Ga. at age 10. His sound is a mix of hooky melodies and electronic beats. He has penned five number one hits for Zac Brown Band: "Loving You Easy," "Homegrown," "Beautiful Drug," "Keep Me In Mind" and "Heavy Is The Head.

Veteran bluegrass musician Junior Sisk drops "Load the Wagons" today on Mountain Fever Records. "Lily Dale" was the first single from the release. Sisk has won a number of IBMA awards including 2012 Album of the Year for "Heart of a Song."

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Carly Pearce's self-titled sophomore album was fittingly released on Valentine's Day. Love is in the air throughout the 13-track collection. She opens with the breezy "Closer To You" and "Call Me. The album is chock full of notable co-write credits. On the latter, Little Big Town's Jim Westbrook and Phil Sweet have a hand. It feels like a love letter to fellow country singer and husband Michael Ray. Later on, she ratchets up the pop factor on a throwaway duet »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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