Steve Earle - Jerry Jeff Album Cover
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ALBUM REVIEWSteve Earle & The Dukes - JERRY JEFF

By Lee Zimmerman, May 25, 2022

The relentless renegade displays his admiration for an influential icon.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWBanditos - Right On

By Hal Horowitz, May 23, 2022

This relatively sharp break in the Banditos’ sound breathes fresh life into an outfit outfit looking to expand boundaries while maintaining its core musical mojo.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWWilco - Cruel Country

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, May 23, 2022

Wilco come home to their alt-country roots - sort of - with a surprise double album of intimate group performances steeped in reflections on America.

Hannah White - About Time Album Review
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ALBUM REVIEWHannah White - About Time

By Deborah Crooks, May 23, 2022

There’s no numbing the pain in White’s world, only walking—and sometimes stumbling—through it, feeling everything and alchemizing it with music and love.

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee
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COUNTRY CLASSICSNancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee

By Carena Liptak, May 19, 2022

The songs on Nancy & Lee helped both artists to shape their sounds at pivotal moments in their lives; creating a dark, complex and ethereal synergy that would inform generations that followed.

Holler Country Music
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STAFF PICKSZach Bryan - American Heartbreak

By Jason Scott, May 17, 2022

American Heartbreak sculpts the entire breadth of human experience, as Bryan stitches together songs of love, loss and life’s fleeting nature with brilliant command.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWMavis Staples and Levon Helm - Carry Me Home

By Hal Horowitz, May 16, 2022

Fans of Staples and Helm will be thrilled with this magical, professionally recorded and mixed concert, hidden away for over a decade, that puts us right at the heart of the 2011 action.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWAvi Kaplan - Floating on a Dream

By Hal Horowitz, May 16, 2022

Avi Kaplan's debut full-length introduces a compelling, convincing and emotional singer whose mellifluous baritone is as gripping as any instrument.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWLyle Lovett - 12th of June

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, May 13, 2022

The Texan master’s first album in a decade alternates between the large-ensemble jazz of his childhood and the stripped-down twang that’s long been his signature.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWMama's Broke - Narrow Line

By Lee Zimmerman, May 12, 2022

Two sisters in song continue a journey informed by their encounters in far-reaching travels

Holler Country Music
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COUNTRY CLASSICSThe Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, May 10, 2022

Though Southern Harmony was followed by The Black Crowes’ slow descent from mainstream visibility, it marked the beginning of a vibrant creative streak that still resounds beautifully this many years later.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEW49 Winchester - Fortune Favors the Bold

By Hal Horowitz, May 9, 2022

Even if the small-town concepts expressed on Fortune Favors the Bold have been heard before, authentic lyrics and the band's warm southern country rock make them fresh - and even inspiring.

Leyla McCalla - Breaking The Thermometer Album Cover
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STAFF PICKSLeyla McCalla - Breaking The Thermometer

By Madeline Crone, May 6, 2022

With near unmatchable vocal strength, McCalla uproots hidden histories that hold the key to her ancestral past.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWBrennen Leigh ft. Asleep at the Wheel - Obsessed with the West

By Hal Horowitz, May 4, 2022

The purity and spirited personality Brennen Leigh projects, her obvious adulation of the genre’s history and of course stellar support from Asleep at the Wheel on Obsessed with the West creates a set that is a consistent delight.

Bobbie Gentry - Fancy Album Cover
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COUNTRY CLASSICSBobbie Gentry - Fancy

By Soda Canter, May 4, 2022

Put this record on and turn the volume up, this is our one chance to not let Gentry down any further.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWMidland - The Last Resort: Greetings From

By Maxim Mower, May 3, 2022

The Last Resort: Greetings From unfurls as an eclectic, vibrant tapestry of an escapist trip along the Florida Keys, as Midland continue to stride confidently down their own unique path.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWGraham Nash - Live: Songs for Beginners / Wild Tales

By Hal Horowitz, May 2, 2022

Even though this live record might sell tickets, it’s hard to recommend these readings over the classic versions that retain their modest yet earnest emotional punch.

Luke Winslow-King - If These Walls Could Talk Album Cover
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ALBUM REVIEWLuke Winslow-King - If These Walls Could Talk

By Hal Horowitz, May 2, 2022

King has found his niche in a feelgood sound that succeeds due to his aw-shucks personality, along with a homespun style that paves the way for further evolution in a still young and promising career.

Holler Country Music
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STAFF PICKSMiranda Lambert - Palomino

By Jof Owen, April 27, 2022

Palomino revels in the idea of how good it feels to not be tied down to anything or anyone, to always be passing through the world and all the possibilities it becomes rich with when you do.

Caroline Spence - True North
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STAFF PICKSCaroline Spence - True North

By Jason Scott, April 26, 2022

In an era where we are collectively reassessing meanings of life and death, the singer-songwriter's latest will stand as a lasting memento 一 an apt discernment of time and aging.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWSay ZuZu - Here Again: A Retrospective (1994-2002)

By Lee Zimmerman, April 26, 2022

Say what? A new compilation offers a few good reasons why Say ZuZu may be worth more than a mention.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWWillie Nelson - A Beautiful Time

By Hal Horowitz, April 26, 2022

His windswept voice that cracks and strains displays the wear and tear of decades. But that just makes these performances reverberate with the truths Willie Nelson wants to communicate.

Chris Stapleton by Sarah Cahill
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LIVE REVIEWChris Stapleton: Concert For Kentucky At Kroger Field, 4/23/22 - Gallery

By Holler , April 25, 2022

Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, Madeline Edwards and one Willie Nelson delivered a euphoric night at the first-ever show at Kroger Field.

Eli Paperboy Reed - Down Every Road Album Cover
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ALBUM REVIEWEli Paperboy Reed - Down Every Road: Eli Paperboy Reed Sings Merle Haggard

By Hal Horowitz, April 25, 2022

Hopefully, we don’t have to wait for another pandemic to hear a follow-up - Haggard’s rich catalog is ripe for such interesting reinterpretation.

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