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ALBUM REVIEWJD Clayton - Long Way From Home

By Jonah Covell, January 25, 2023

Damn good country songs, full of energy and optimism

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ALBUM REVIEWTyler Hubbard - Tyler Hubbard

By Bee Delores, January 24, 2023

Hubbard’s first solo outing is marked with the pitfall of modern country radio: too much reliance on hooks over-honest lyrical depth. Nevertheless, he shows glimmers of the sort of songwriting heft that creates long-standing careers in the business.

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ALBUM REVIEWH.C. McEntire - Every Acre

By Carena Liptak, January 23, 2023

H.C. McEntire explores topography - geographical, emotional, metaphysical - in her newest release

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ALBUM REVIEWElle King - Come Get Your Wife

By Holly Smith, January 23, 2023

King was never officially ‘in’ country music to begin with, but she’s proof that if you show the genre reverence, you can run straight at it with boots worth their scuffs and songs worth their strings.

Album - HARDY - the mockingbird & THE CROW
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ALBUM REVIEWHARDY - the mockingbird & THE CROW

By Maxim Mower, January 16, 2023

Unfortunately, you can’t help but feel the mockingbird’s wings are clipped by its comparatively impenetrable alter ego, THE CROW.

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ALBUM REVIEWMyron Elkins - Factories, Farms & Amphetamines

By Lee Zimmerman, January 9, 2023

21-year-old newcomer makes a formidable impression with his taut and tenacious debut

Album - Charles Wesley Godwin - How The Mighty Fall
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ALBUM REVIEWCharles Wesley Godwin - How the Mighty Fall

By Maxim Mower, December 28, 2022

The West Virginia songsmith burnishes his sobering tales with a smooth, alluring sheen that ensures the album is more than capable of puncturing the mainstream country bubble.

Album - Cody Johnson - Cody Johnson & The Rockin’ CJB Live
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ALBUM REVIEWCody Johnson - Cody Johnson & The Rockin’ CJB Live

By Maxim Mower, December 7, 2022

Johnson rarely has time for a breath as he reels off his broad catalogue of honky-tonk anthems.

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ALBUM REVIEWDavid Crosby & The Lighthouse Band - Live at the Capitol Theatre

By Hal Horowitz, November 21, 2022

All quite lovely, charming and sedate, although at times the adjective snoozy rears its head...

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ALBUM REVIEWGeorge Strait - Ocean Front Property

By Mark Hagen, November 16, 2022

Heartbreakers, heartmakers, songs to dance to, songs to sing to, to just enjoy - 35 years on, Ocean Front Property remains one of George Strait's most beloved records.

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ALBUM REVIEWWillie Nelson - Live at Budokan

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, November 15, 2022

On Live at Budokan, messy performances from Willie Nelson’s band mar a historic document of Nelson’s first trip to Japan.

Caitlin Rose - CAZIMI Album Review
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ALBUM REVIEWCaitlin Rose - CAZIMI

By Jonah Covell, November 14, 2022

CAZIMI finds Rose exploring new sounds, but sticking to the same topics that garnered her those rising star epithets years ago.

Billy Strings - Me/and/Dad Album Cover
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ALBUM REVIEWBilly Strings - Me/and/Dad

By Hal Horowitz, November 14, 2022

This is a feisty, frisky and fresh collection that finds father and son in superb spirits.

Willi Carlisle - Peculiar, Missouri Album Cover
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ALBUM REVIEWWilli Carlisle - Peculiar, Missouri

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, November 14, 2022

With his sophomore effort Peculiar, Missouri, Willi Carlisle secures his place as one of today’s most captivating storytellers.

Album - ERNEST - Flower Shops
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ALBUM REVIEWErnest - Flower Shops

By Maxim Mower, November 13, 2022

Beneath the misty haze of the bars, pills and heartbreak that Flower Shops documents, Ernest is still the same old starry-eyed romantic he's always been.

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ALBUM REVIEWVarious Artists - Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, November 9, 2022

On the aptly-titled Live Forever, outlaw country godfather Billy Joe Shaver gets a loving tribute.

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ALBUM REVIEWLarkin Poe - Blood Harmony

By Deborah Crooks, November 8, 2022

Rather than breaking new ground, Blood Harmony finds Larkin Poe reasserting a claim to their Southern rock root, but the album's quieter moments hint at a possible new, even more compelling, frontier.

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ALBUM REVIEWBruce Springsteen - Only the Strong Survive

By Hal Horowitz, November 7, 2022

Though it's a surprising side road in his prolific career, Springsteen is clearly passionate about this soul material - and if it encourages fans to track down the iconic versions of songs that got his young blood bubbling, he will have done his job. 

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