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Aldean, Johnson release new music

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – Jason Aldean's "Night Train," the Georgian's fifth disc, leads the new music out today. Aldean has a number one single on his hands as well with Take a Little Ride. The disc also contains The Only Way I Know, a collaboration among Aldean, Luke Bryan and Eric Church.

Jamey Johnson was last heard from two years ago with a double-CD, "Guitar Song." He's doing things his way again with a tribute to the late song-writing great Hank Cochran, "Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran." Among those on the disc are Ray Price, Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill.

Scotty McCreery released a Christmas disc, "Christmas With Scotty McCreery," containing standard holiday fare.

Rockabilly filly Rosie Flores returns with "Working Girl's Guitar" (Bloodshot). This is Flores' 11th release and marks the first time she handled all guitar and production chores.

Bluegrass artist and Ohio radio station owner Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers are out with "They're Playing My Song" (Rebel). The release contains 14 songs, including an Osborne Brothers medley.

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Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran CD review - Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
When ace country songwriter Hank Cochran died in the summer of 2010 it didn't take long to establish who could pull off a fitting tribute to the man who penned timeless classics like Eddy Arnold's Make the World Go Away and Patsy Cline's I Fall to Pieces. Country outlaw Jamey Johnson, who had bonded with Cochran during his final years battling pancreatic cancer, stepped up to the challenge. And boy, has he delivered. Rounding up the likes of Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Merle »»»
That Lonesome Song CD review - That Lonesome Song
The beginning of Jamey Johnson's second CD has little to do with today's typical country fare. The sound of footsteps are heard with someone telling him, "Mr. Johnson...you're free to do whateve r you want to do. Just stay out of trouble." He's leaving jail, but maybe the jail was the handcuffs he may have felt in life, including musically, because his semi-hit, "The Dollar," did not prepare listeners for this. The Alabama native gets mighty personal on »»»
The Dollar CD review - The Dollar
Jamey Johnson counts traditional country, new country and southern rock among his influences, and the Alabama native melds them together in a unique way with special emphasis on traditional sounds on his 11-song debut album. Johnson is a great storyteller, whether that song is going to cause laughter or tears depends on one's perspective. The self-titled track is about a family spending time together, written from the child's perspective while "Flying Silver Eagle" is a tale of a superficial »»»
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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