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Paslay debuts, Bogguss tributes

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – Eric Paslay has enjoyed success as a songwriter, but now he's out on his own. The Texan released his self-titled debut today, which contains the hit "Friday Night." Paslay also has penned Jake Owen's summer smash "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," Eli Young Band's "Even if It Breaks Your Heart," Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes" andRascal Flatts' new single, "Rewind."

Veteran Suzy Bogguss hopes to get "Lucky" with her latest, a 12-song tribute to Merle Haggard that didn't start off that way. Bogguss and her husband/co-producer Doug Crider were considering for her next project and kept returning to songs by Haggard Bogguss 1989 was "Somewehre Between," named after an early son by The Hag.

Boston-based country band Girls Guns and Glory hopes for "Good Luck" with its fifth disc. The music is the first for Lonesome Day, better known as a bluegrass label.

Ace banjo man Tony Trischka is out with "Great Big World." The disc contains 13 songs.

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You may not have known the name Eric Paslay prior to his debut disc, but chances are you've heard his songs in the past few years. The red-headed Texan has enjoyed hit songs he helped pen including Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" and Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes," all of which number one on the country charts. Paslay delivers the songs on his own release with a warm soulful voice. »»»
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: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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