There’s Just Something About…Rainbows!

No one was more shocked and surprised to be awarded this year’s Grammy for Album of The Year than the winner herself, Kacey Musgraves.  Although she’s considered one of  Nashville’s most talented singer/songwriters, her songs are hardly played on Country radio...

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A New Country Song with a Traditional  Country Vibe

Yeah, she's crazy but her crazy's beautiful to me “Beautiful Crazy” is a modern Country song that captures the tone of Traditional Country. Intelligent lyrics reveal a man in the “blown away by everything she does” stage of love, besotted, bowled over, amazed at his...

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A Feel-Good Country Song. What’s Not to Like?

Just because a Country song has a line like  …let's make a little lemonade if lemons is all we got ...doesn’t automatically exclude it from greatness: Many famous Country songs have banal lyrics, but make up for it somewhere else, like emotional connection, or...

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Country Music is Having a Moment

The crowd jumped to their feet when Luke Bryan, winner of 2015’s coveted CMA “Entertainer of the Year” award, and “American Idol” judge, performed his newest hit “What Makes You Country” at this year’s Country Music Association Awards show--kudos to hosts Brad Paisley...

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A Romantic Song to Start Your Weekend…

Before you automatically disregard “Here Tonight” just because it’s Country, be aware that it’s not very corny, and it isn’t at all “Bro-Country,” rather, it’s uplifting and up-tempo with a positive and energizing chorus and melody, and the lyrics and overall...

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Classic Country: Heartbreak. Whiskey. A Honky-Tonk.

  Tim McGraw just released "Neon Church," his first solo single in two years, and it's already top 25 on the Country chart. I need a neon church with a jukebox choir Full of honky-tonk angels With their wings on fire *** In a neon church with the party crowd...

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Turning 16: One of Life’s Great Milestones

Turning “16” has been a big deal in pop and rock since the early days of Top 40 radio--"Only 16," "Sweet Little Sixteen", “16 Candles” (the song and the movie). It worked for Johnny Burnette with "You're Sixteen" (1960) and again in 1974 when Ringo Starr's cover...

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Long-Time Love Affair: Country Music & The Pick-Up Truck

Never knew my old man's truck could even run like that Should've known better than to take that curve so fast Daddy pulled up, I was down in a ditch He asked me why I did what I did I was out of my mind, she was out of this world There was this girl As almost 30-year...

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