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Kershaw gives tribute to Jones

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Sammy Kershaw tackles the legacy of George Jones with his tribute "Do You Know Me? A Tribute to George Jones." Kershaw, who clearly regarded Jones as an inspiration, tackles such songs as "He Stopped Loving Her Today," "Walk Through This World With Me" and "Why Baby Why." Jones' daughter with Tammy Wynette, Georgette Jones, helps out on "Near You." Kershaw produced the 14 songs, which includes one Kershaw song, "The Route That I Took."

Bluegrass fiddle player Michael Cleveland and his band Flamekeeper are out with "On Down the Line" on Compass.! Produced by Cleveland and Jeff White, the disc contains 14 songs and includes the new single, "Fiddlin' Joe!"

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Do You Know Me: A Tribute to George Jones CD review - Do You Know Me: A Tribute to George Jones
Every male country singer worth his salt has been influenced by George Jones who died in April 2013; if not vocally, at the very least because of respect for country traditions and love of a fine song. Few, however, have the skills to sing as much like Jones as Sammy Kershaw can. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Kershaw has that whole sincerity thing down pat. For the most part, Kershaw mainly sticks to the most familiar Jones songs. He even has the guts to cover "He Stopped »»»
A Sammy Klaus Christmas CD review - A Sammy Klaus Christmas
It's appropriate Sammy Kershaw decorated the CD cover of his new Christmas album with artwork that looks like it was created by a child. This is because the music contained within is equally simple and unpretentious. Kershaw never gets too fancy with the arrangements to these songs. They're all relatively basic country, with only essential and necessary instrumentation on each track. In between the opening reading of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas and the concluding »»»
Better Than I Used to Be CD review - Better Than I Used to Be
After years at the top of the charts as one of the most distinct voices in country, Sammy Kershaw, like many new traditionalist of the time, fell out of favor with country radio. His new album, "Better Than I Used To Be," shows it was their loss. On his first new album in four years, Kershaw nearly lives up to the title, displaying a voice that is as strong as it has ever been. The album kicks-off with the raucous That Train, which showcases the stylistic voice that rocketed Kershaw »»»
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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