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Sam Hunt’s Debut EP Shines

x2c_1Former college football player and rising country music star Sam Hunt released his debut EP on Monday. The project titled “X2C” features four tracks including his current single “Leave the Night On”. Sam Hunt isn’t making traditional country music. It’s a pure mix of country lyrics and pop beats. Continue reading Sam Hunt’s Debut EP Shines

It Goes Like This: Standout Album

It Goes Like ThisCountry music is changing. Gone are the days of country radio being dominated by steel guitar-heavy ballads, George Strait, and Alan Jackson. Now, songs that fuse city and country culture have taken hold of the airwaves and with that, a new crop of artists have begun to emerge. Among these new artists is Thomas Rhett. Continue reading It Goes Like This: Standout Album

Brantley Gilbert Excels on his Sophomore Album

Just As I amBrantley Gilbert’s new album, ‘Just As I Am’ was released digitally Monday. Prior to the release he had a message, “My fans know I’m a straight shooter so I didn’t leave anything out. I think there is something for everyone – from my party side to the gentler stuff.” Artists often make promises about upcoming releases, but few come through the way Gilbert does on this album . Continue reading Brantley Gilbert Excels on his Sophomore Album

Rascal Flatts’ Rewind is Average at Best

RewindRascal Flatts used to be the kings of pop-country, or what is now being called bro-country. As country music has shifted more towards a pop tune, Rascal Flatts has struggled to stay on top. Their latest release ‘Rewind’ features little to change that. It leaves listeners wanting more. Those that had hoped for a changing of the tide after their last album shouldn’t get their hopes.  Continue reading Rascal Flatts’ Rewind is Average at Best

Dierks Bentley’s Riser Impresses

Dierks-Bentley-RiserComing off a string of hits including “5-1-5-0,” “Tip It On Back,” and “Home,” country music artist Dierks Bentley recently released his eighth album. Titled Riser the record includes everything from songs about his upbringing to break-ups to perseverance and is his most diverse and, in my opinion, best album put out to date. Continue reading Dierks Bentley’s Riser Impresses