Nostalgia Just Ain’t What It Used To Be…

  Maybe baseball great Yogi Berra coined that phrase, and maybe he didn’t, but no matter, nostalgia almost always works well in a song. Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ‘69” (from 1985), touched on several key points of youth Americana: the five & dime, high school...

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A Sunny “Summer Song”…Country Style

For 20+ years, Country superstar Kenny Chesney has been cranking out hits, and, simultaneously, cultivating his image and brand, with an emphasis on his fondness for sun, surf and summer via brilliant marketing, such as his "No Shoes Nation" store for sunglasses and...

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Summer Fun, Country Style

In  2015, singer/songwriter Chris Janson hit it big with his clever #1 Country hit "Buy Me A Boat." Now, just in time for summer, he is on track to repeat that success with his newest single  "Fix A Drink” which screams summertime fluff. As the lyrics explain, Jenson...

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A Hard-Core Country Love Song

  There are love songs and then there are “Country Music” love songs;  “Makin’ Me Look Good Again,” by Drake White, is definitely the latter. He’s a rising star who has been compared to Chris Stapleton, meaning he’s got a  “traditional” or even “hard core”...

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For Those of You Who Like (Very) Traditional Country

Few, besides Nashville insiders, had heard of Chris Stapleton until several months after his 2015 feature in Rolling Stone, and then, just a few months after that, he won three CMA awards (Country Music Association):  Album Of The Year, New Artist Of The Year, and...

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Sam Hunt: Country Star With Pop Appeal

  Although he’s only been big on the music scene since 2014, young, virile, handsome Country star Sam Hunt has already racked up four #1 hits and has millions of fans, and not just Country fans, as he also appeals to Pop audiences. “Body Like a Back Road” belongs...

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Misery At Its Best: A Country Diva’s Broken Heart

  A top-of-the-line Country music tear-jerker is as good as misery can get, and “Tin Man” is the latest in the long standing tradition of stories that tell of a woman’s broken heart. Nothing tops honest emotion, and honest emotion is what you get in Miranda...

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The First “Feel Good” Song of the Season

  Add some zippy, finger snappin’ music to these opening lines, and you’ll have the feel good song of the season: Happy people don’t cheat Happy people don’t lie They don’t judge or hold a grudge They don’t criticize Happy people don’t hate Happy people don’t...

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The First Really Good Drinkin’ Song In A Long Time

    Let’s not be cliché, but let’s do remember that along with trains, prison and mama etc. drinking is an essential story-line in the Country Music Songbook, and that the really fine drinking songs take a while to emerge. Here’s a brand new one,  that’s...

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