Tyler Childers - Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? Album Cover

STAFF PICKSTyler Childers - Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?

By Matt Wickstrom, September 28, 2022

Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? is proof that artists like Childers should never be pigeon-holed; they can bring to life anything they set their minds to with flawless execution.

Ashley McBryde - Presents: Lindeville Album Cover

ALBUM REVIEWAshley McBryde - Presents: Lindeville

By Hal Horowitz, September 27, 2022

What’s here is creative, well-written, professionally played country, but the nine originals barely break a half hour.

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By Maxim Mower, September 26, 2022

The most important of gifts that Ballerini gives us is a record so affectionately her own.

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ALBUM REVIEWBenjamin Tod - Songs I Swore I'd Never Sing

By Hal Horowitz, September 26, 2022

Raw, revealing and often riveting - but not for the faint of heart.

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ALBUM REVIEWNikki Lane - Denim & Diamonds

By Carena Liptak, September 26, 2022

Lane sings about unbearable weariness, bitter loneliness and the often-terrible cost of living life on your own terms. Then, in the same breath, she revels in the unmatchable joy of being free.

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ALBUM REVIEWMaddie & Tae - Through The Madness Vol. 2

By Soda Canter, September 19, 2022

While this is the final bookend of the Through the Madness era, Maddie & Tae have fully demonstrated in 2022 that the fate of duos within the genre is in faithful and steady hands.

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ALBUM REVIEWOndara - Spanish Villager No. 3

By Jonah Covell, September 19, 2022

Ondara is no prophet, but the Spanish Villager has put together something that should be heard and discussed for a long time to come.

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ALBUM REVIEWLittle Big Town - Mr. Sun

By Helen M Jerome, September 14, 2022

Little Big Town confidently explore different themes and ideas through collaborations with various songwriting powerhouses, while still offering their own insightful charm.

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ALBUM REVIEWLeAnn Rimes - god's work

By Helen M Jerome, September 14, 2022

LeAnn Rimes is on top of her game here. Happy to collaborate across multiple genres she also seems to be increasingly willing to showcase her soulful, spiritual, feminist and introspective sides.

Jake La Botz - Hair On Fire Album Cover

ALBUM REVIEWJake La Botz - Hair On Fire

By Hal Horowitz, September 6, 2022

What La Botz does well though is he infuses darker concepts into the songs so they feel fresh; inspired and full of the wit and wisdom of an artist waiting for the public to catch up to him.

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By Lee Zimmerman, September 6, 2022

Defying genre divide, a promising newcomer makes a diversified debut

Charley Crockett - The Man From Waco Album Review

STAFF PICKSCharley Crockett - The Man From Waco

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, September 5, 2022

The Man from Waco is a resolute statement about what’s possible when you stick to your guns.

Kane Brown - Different Man Album Cover

ALBUM REVIEWKane Brown - Different Man

By Alli Patton, September 5, 2022

Kane Brown's third album harbours some absolute country gems.

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ALBUM REVIEWKris Kristofferson – Live at Gilley’s, Pasadena, TX: September 15th, 1981

By Hal Horowitz, August 31, 2022

A performance that captures a historically significant, ragged but right moment from one of country music’s most renowned figures.

Jon Pardi - Mr Saturday Night Album Cover

ALBUM REVIEWJon Pardi - Mr Saturday Night

By Bee Scott, August 30, 2022

Mr Saturday Night is the sort of heartbreak album that gives the listener both a chance to cry their eyes out and hit the dance floor for some much-needed boot-scootin’.

Marcus King - Young Blood Album Cover

STAFF PICKSMarcus King - Young Blood

By Matt Wickstrom, August 22, 2022

Marcus King channels the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Grand Funk Railroad and Black Sabbath on Young Blood, the South Carolinian’s most polished and boisterous album to date.

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ALBUM REVIEWIngrid Andress - Good Person

By Jonah Covell, August 22, 2022

Though setting off on a hopeful tone, Andress' second major label release veers far closer to pop than country, generally lacking in any memorable or stand-out moments.

Jim Lauderdale - Game Changer Album Cover

ALBUM REVIEWJim Lauderdale - Game Changer

By Hal Horowitz, August 22, 2022

Just maybe, after nearly three dozen tries, this one is the game changer Jim Lauderdale has been working towards. It deserves to be.

Gretchen Peters - The Show: Live From The UK Album Cover

ALBUM REVIEWGretchen Peters - The Show: Live From The UK

By Helen M Jerome, August 17, 2022

Very much a record of two halves, The Show: Live From the UK is celebrated US singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters’ chance to let her live act do the talking.

Watkins Family Hour - Vol.II Album Cover

ALBUM REVIEWWatkins Family Hour - Volume II

By Hal Horowitz, August 15, 2022

While a few more upbeat inclusions would have aided the flow, each track is beautifully, and occasionally radically, rearranged for optimum simplicity and effect. Here's Holler's album review of 'Vol.II'.

Early James - Strange Time To Be Alive Album Cover

ALBUM REVIEWEarly James - Strange Time To Be Alive

By Lee Zimmerman, August 15, 2022

With his second album, Early James offers insight into an unsettled state of mind. Here's Holler's album review of Strange Time To Be Alive.

Vandoliers - The Vandoliers Album Cover

ALBUM REVIEWVandoliers - The Vandoliers

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, August 8, 2022

Listeners averse to slick sounds will likely be put off by the gloss that defines this music, but underneath the candy-coating lives a band of remarkable agility.

Mariel Buckley - Everywhere I Used To Be Album Cover

ALBUM REVIEWMariel Buckley - Everywhere I Used To Be

By Hal Horowitz, August 8, 2022

This is a major step forward for Buckley; her palpable confidence in her talent, along with some hypnotic melodies, is on track to make her a significant alt-country/Americana presence.

Kelsey Waldon - No Regular Dog Album Cover

STAFF PICKSKelsey Waldon - No Regular Dog

By Soda Canter, August 8, 2022

With No Regular Dog, Waldon not only eviscerates any established understanding of who she is as an artist, but more importantly as a woman.

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