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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“Average Joe” Does the Right Thing.  Country Style.

“Average Joe” Does the Right Thing. Country Style.

Luke Combs,  the hottest act in Country today, and fellow Country star  Eric Church, who is big, but not as big as Combs, have released "It Does to Me," a heart-warming, blue-ribbon story-song about an average Joe, who is also an outstanding stand-up kind of guy. The...

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Spotlight:  Ingrid Andress

Spotlight: Ingrid Andress

Earlier this week, hundreds of Country radio programmers, music executives and artists convened in Nashville for the annual Country Radio Seminar. Daytime sessions on various issues facing the industry were discussed, and at night, stars performed at the "invitation...

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