With his handmade "guit-steel" guitar and deep, country drawl, Junior Brown makes a hell of an impression. Over the course of four decades, Brown has taken his blues-inspired honky tonk across the nation and around the world, thrilling fans of honest and well crafted roots music. In truth, Brown is ... More >>
Hank Williams, IIILast week, Hank Williams III released four CDs of new music -- songs that he had written over the span of six months. Sure, a lot of the ideas have been percolating in Williams' brain for a while as a nasty spat with his former record label has worked itself out. But the sh ... More >>
LeAnn Rimes is all grown up and ready to disco all the way to England. The other day I was browsing the import section at Tower Records and stumbled across something that had a decidedly homegrown flavor: the new LeAnn Rimes album, Whatever We Wanna. It was a little odd to see the former sweetheart ... More >>
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