New Country Song Has Old-Time Country Feel

New Country Song Has Old-Time Country Feel

Music has its stereotypes:  high drama for opera, young love and lust  for rock n' roll, and  poor-but-happy for Country, a concept exemplified in the lovely-to-listen to "We Were Rich"-- a brand new up-tempo toe-tapper by female trio Runaway June, it has a...

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Eric Church is Spittin’ Mad About…Almost Everything…

Eric Church is Spittin’ Mad About…Almost Everything…

  When it comes to songs with social commentary, traditionally conservative Country music is probably more risk averse than other formats,  except for Eric Church  who  "marches to the beat of a different drummer." He likes his songs to tell it like it is,  and...

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Let’s Hear It For Mama!

Let’s Hear It For Mama!

The title of Tim McGraw’s latest release, his first on his new label, is “I Called Mama,” and that should tell you everything you need to know in advance as to whether or not this song is, or isn’t, your cup of tea. As it happens, Country is my favorite genre of...

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Viva La Margarita!

Viva La Margarita!

Jimmy Buffet’s "Margaritaville" is the absolute acme of tequila party songs, but Country Superstar, “American Idol” judge, and good ol’ boy Luke Bryan  joins the revelry with “One Margarita,” which sounds exactly like you’d expect: fast and snappy with sun drenched...

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Sign O’ the Times:  You in Your 6’, and Me in Mine

Sign O’ the Times: You in Your 6’, and Me in Mine

Luke Combs, possibly the hottest artist in Country music today, has written one of the best social distancing songs out there, capturing  both our shared isolation experience and the public’s fancy. Music programmers and the public LOVE it, and it their response has...

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A New Song For Memorial Day

A New Song For Memorial Day

Here's  a brand new song that's a perfect fit for this year's Memorial Day because it honors not only the brave soldiers who died in battles past, it also pays tribute to our living heros--the Dr.s, nurses, and healthcare workers on the front lines of today's battle...

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“In a World Full of Hate, Be a Light”

“In a World Full of Hate, Be a Light”

Glen Campbell said it 50 years ago, with "Try A Little Kindness," John Lennon said it, too, with “Imagine,” and now it’s Country star Thomas Rhett, reminding us to embrace our shared humanity, take the high road, do the right thing, be our best selves: 
 In a world...

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Sam Hunt’s Long Awaited New Album

Sam Hunt’s Long Awaited New Album

One of our BoomerMusicUpdate favorites, Country star Sam Hunt, has released his long awaited second album, "Southside," which dropped early this month with the track "Hard To Forget" getting  heavy radio play. "Hard to Forget" has a few Country song essentials --a sad...

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