Ray Scott’s “Guitar For Sale” Is His Best Work Yet
Jun23

Ray Scott’s “Guitar For Sale” Is His Best Work Yet

If you haven’t bought Ray Scott’s new album, Guitar For Sale, you are missing out. This indie release is burning up the charts at number 30 for country album sales. I’ve been listening to the man for over ten years now, and in my opinion, this is his best work yet. Ray paints a (mostly) mature picture of life, music, love, sacrifice, and self-acceptance. My top picks on the album, “Livin’ This Way,” and “The Fire,”...

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All Twangs Considered: Andrew Pope
Apr29

All Twangs Considered: Andrew Pope

Andrew Pope, an Alabama country boy, brings southern charm, and a soulful voice to his first release.  We spoke about his album, Stoned On The One, due out May 5th, featuring appearances by The Bellamy Brothers, Robby Turner, Mickey Raphael, and Joe Spivey. Andrew reminds me of the country I was raised on… somewhat Kenny Rogers, with a dash of Merle, Hank Jr, Waylon, and a pinch of something all his own. He’s been...

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All Twangs Considered- Sing Me Back Home: A Tribute to Merle Haggard
Apr23

All Twangs Considered- Sing Me Back Home: A Tribute to Merle Haggard

  I was blessed to be able to attend the sold out Sing Me Back Home: A Tribute to Merle Haggard a couple weeks ago. Featuring rock and country artists’ renditions of songs made famous, and mostly written by Merle. The event was emceed by W. Earl Brown (Deadwood). The performances were recorded, likely to be released in a special. Set List Ben Haggard and The Strangers – “What Am I Gonna Do (with the rest of my...

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Cody Jink Isn’t The Devil
Aug09

Cody Jink Isn’t The Devil

Life and love don’t always work out the way we expect them to, and yet, we push on. Cody Jinks’ new album, I’m Not The Devil reflects on that. Due out on August 12th, the album has already begun arriving in the mailboxes of some of you lucky people. The maturity that sometimes comes with living is evident in this lyrically meaningful, vocally powerful release. Religious ideals of right and wrong push to the surface of...

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Single Review: Brandy Clark – Girl Next Door
Jan27

Single Review: Brandy Clark – Girl Next Door

Brandy Clark’s “Girl Next Door,” is the anthem for all of us who are anything but that. Her newest single, off her upcoming Warner Records album Big Day in a Small Town, expected out this spring, is a strong follow-up to her Grammy-nominated debut album 12 Stories. Still every bit of the feisty country girl that won us over on the first album, but with a vibe that should convince country radio stations to spin it. Out of the...

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