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Singletary still has "a little country left"

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 – For the first time in six years, traditional country singer Daryle Singletary will have a new album out.

The Georgian announced he would release "There's Still a Little Country Left" on July 28. It will be his first release since 2009's "Rockin' in the Country."

"When I moved to Nashville in 1990, I left Georgia telling my daddy, 'I want to make my living in country music,'" Singletary said.

Singletary grew up listening to Keith Whitley and Randy Travis, his all-time favorite. It was a relationship that would grow over the years, culminating with Singletary's 1995 Giant Records release "Daryle Singletary," which Travis co-produced. That album led to several hit singles, including "Too Much Fun" and "I Let Her Lie."

"My fans are not fans of the bro-country movement, which doesn't bother me a bit," he said. "They're people who like it real, and that's what I give them"

Other Singletary albums include 1998's top-20 album, "Ain't It the Truth," and a pair of albums featuring some of Singletary's favorite country songs, "That's Why I Sing This Way" (2002) and "Straight From the Heart" (2009).

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There's Still a Little Country Left
The latest from Daryle Singletary sounds like it could have been recorded in his mid-'90s heyday. He remains in fine voice, but some tracks suffer from overproduction. A recurring theme is Singletary's disdain for the current country music scene. The opening "Get Out of My Country" is not the anti-immigration anthem the title suggests, but a denunciation of those he perceives as musical interlopers ("If you came to Twang Town just for the money/Then pack it up son/Get out »»»
Rockin' In The Country CD review - Rockin' In The Country
manages to put a modern day spin on a pair of classic-style songs. The album's name is ironic given that Daryle Singletary's music is far from rockin country, but the title track - which includes Charlie Daniels Band - is really about Farm Aid and how CDB and Willie Nelson raise money so farmers can keep their land. Everyone in America knows about the foreclosure crisis, and Singletary puts it into heart-wrenching ballad form like only a traditional country song could with Real Estate »»»
Straight from the Heart CD review - Straight from the Heart
That country music ain't what it used to be is not exactly a new Idea - it seems like every country singer has at least one name-checking tribute to Jones, Haggard, et al. in their catalog. But Daryle Singletary delivers his take on the theme, "I Still Sing This Way," with such obvious good humor that it feels fresh. He then backs up that sentiment with an album leaving no doubt about his sincerity. He covers tunes from the aforementioned Jones ("These Days I Barely Get »»»
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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