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DISClaimer: A Session Full of Surprises

Today we have a listening session that’s full of surprises. Hats off to Maddie & Tae for [...]
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DISClaimer: An Americana Review

With master song craftspeople David Olney and Mary Gauthier celebrating new record releases in [...]
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DISClaimer: Championing The Underdogs

Yes, Luke Bryan has a new single, and, yes, it sounds good, and, yes, it is a hit. Nevertheless, my
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DISCLAIMER: Twin Towers of Talent

This listening session starred two twin towers of talent. The two best records of the week belong [.
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DISClaimer: Messina, Houser Deliver Solid Songs, Superb Vocals

When you get right down to it, I’m still a sucker for a great singer and/or a well-crafted song [
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DISClaimer: Nashville’s Pop/Rock Scene On Fire

The Nashville pop/rock community is on fire this summer. Last month, The Black Keys’ new album [..
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DISClaimer: Veterans Vs. Youngsters

Today’s column pits veterans against youngsters. In the former column are such established talents
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DISClaimer: The “Unstoppable” Hunter Hayes

Cyndi Harvell, Nora Collins, Michael-Ann and Maddie Deneault are all promising in various [...]
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DISClaimer: Enduring Stars and Charming Newcomers

With the CMA Music Fest right around the corner, it’s no surprise that this week’s stack of [...
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DISClaimer: Americana Offers Overflow of Musical Riches

Americana music is much in the news this month. Its organization announced its 2014 awards nominees
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DISClaimer: Day of the Duos

The Disc of the Day prize goes to Dan + Shay, who are headed directly for stardom, in my [...]
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DISClaimer: Gentlemen and a Lady

Just about everyone’s rocking this week, so summer must be just around the corner. The contest for
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DISClaimer: Using Country’s Not-So-Secret Weapon

Faced with a uniformly good smorgasbord of flavors, I’m falling back on songwriting quality as [..
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DISClaimer: Baby Acts Steal The Musical Thunder

The baby acts stole the thunder from the established stars this week. As much as I loved the [...]
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DISClaimer: Americana Serves Up Irresistible Tunes

There’s a lot to like in today’s survey of current Americana records. Both of the bands here, [.
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DISClaimer: The Dueling Divas

Unquestionably the two best records in this stack belong to Martina McBride and Carlene Carter [...]
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DISClaimer: Tin Pan South Week

Since this is Tin Pan South week, it’s appropriate that this stack of platters is dominated by [..
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DISClaimer: Curing Country Radio’s Dearth of Female Artists

It is pathetic how few women are on the Country charts these days. Meanwhile, pop radio embraces [..
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DISClaimer: Two Vocal Beacons of Light

Amid a sea of mediocrity, we have two vocal beacons of light this week. They are David Nail and Joe
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DISClaimer: Sounds of Spring

I think I hear sounds of warmer days to come. Branch & Dean, Gwen Sebastian and Eric Paslay all [...
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DISClaimer: Welcome To CRS

Rolling out the red carpet for our broadcasting visitors this week are a Country Music Hall of [...]
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DISClaimer (2/12/14)

That leaves us with the disc which is offering something that’s always reliable, a grand vocalist
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DISClaimer (2/5/14)

The Disc of the Day prize goes to Hunter Hayes for a message song with melody in spades. This [...]
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DISClaimer: All Stars, No Waiting

It’s all stars, no waiting, in this week’s Country column. Most of them are in peak performance
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