By Hal Horowitz, October 3, 2022
Those who have followed Caudle’s career will appreciate his reflective attitude here, especially since the songs are hewed with such immaculate care and detail.
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.
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.
By Maxim Mower, September 26, 2022
The most important of gifts that Ballerini gives us is a record so affectionately her own.
By Hal Horowitz, September 26, 2022
Raw, revealing and often riveting - but not for the faint of heart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Lee Zimmerman, September 6, 2022
Defying genre divide, a promising newcomer makes a diversified debut
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.
By Alli Patton, September 5, 2022
Kane Brown's third album harbours some absolute country gems.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.