Country

Taylor Swift – ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jay L Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Some artists revisit stories to pick up where they left off after going away for a while. Others retell the same stories through new lenses, offering perspectives that were missing from the first go-around. Taylor Swift’s newly re-recorded version of her 2008 blockbuster album Fearless is an example… Read more

2021 Grammys: Highlights & Navigating COVID-19

Photo Credit: Getty Images for The Recording Academy (All Photos) The 2021 Grammy’s were one to remember. During the COVID-19 pandemic, award shows like the Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes were struggling to adapt to a blend of in-person and virtual acceptances, and pulled off their respective shows with varying degrees of success. The Grammys… Read more

Florida Georgia Line – ‘Life Rolls On’ Album Review

Photo Credit: John Shearer “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Florida Georgia Line found their comfort zone in 2012 with “Cruise”, and have seemingly lived by that motto ever since. The duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly offer up 16 “new” tracks on their fifth-studio album, Life Goes On. Out of these tracks,… Read more

Taylor Swift – ‘Evermore’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Beth Garrabrant It’s easy to get excited about surprises. Kristen Wiig even loves surprises, and one has to think Taylor Swift was bitten by the bug (it’s not too hard to imagine Swift bingeing Wiig’s SNL routine over and over). Not even five months after the release of her first surprise record and… Read more

Bob Dylan – ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Fred Tanneau Bob Dylan will turn eighty-years-old in 2021, but apparently he’s still trying to decide just exactly who he is. “I’m just like Anne Frank, like Indiana Jones // And them British bad boys, the Rolling Stones,” Dylan sings on “I Contain Multitudes”, the opening track of Rough and Rowdy Ways, his… Read more

Kane Brown: Creating His Own Path Through Country Music Stardom

Photo Credit: Matthew Berinato Kane Brown was born on October 21, 1993. Growing up in Georgia, the youngster got into fights over his mixed background. His family then moved out the state, and they settled in Red Bank, Tennessee. In high school, Kane sang in the choir. He was motivated enough to perform in front… Read more

Taylor Swift – ‘Folklore’ Album Review

Photo credit: Beth Garrabrant The one thing 2020 was guaranteed not to deliver was another Taylor Swift album – it was a year ago that the singer released her seventh album, Lover, and fans are still deliberating over which song should have been the next radio single, campaigning with their usual fire-fueled ferocity for their… Read more

The Chicks – ‘Gaslighter’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Liz Collins The Chicks’ eighth album originally was going to be an easy record of covers, a wham-bam compilation that took less effort to put out than the accolades it would no doubt receive, fulfilling their seven-album contract with Sony’s Columbia Records and allowing them to move on. After the barn-storming stampede of… Read more