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Review: ‘Appalachia: American Stories’ – Grant Maloy Smith

The follow up to Grant Maloy Smith’s critically acclaimed ‘Dust Bowl American Stories’ features some of Nashville’s finest musicians and it certainly shows. The production is well thought out and rather atmospheric. The instrumentation perfectly matches the traditional themes that lie within Smith’s lyrics. From the rise and fall of the coal industry on the …

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Lauren Alaina

Review: ‘Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World’ – Lauren Alaina

This is the third full length album from Lauren Alaina and follows two critically acclaimed EP’s released in 2020. Alaina, who says this record is about “a dreamer becoming an achiever,” co-wrote 14 of the 15 tracks alongside some of country music’s finest writers, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey to name a few. …

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Jameson Rodgers

Review: ‘Bet You’re From A Small Town’ – Jameson Rodgers

Mississippi native, Jameson Rodgers, has been dreaming of the day he can finally release his debut album after working hard to achieve it for 11 years in music city. Now that day is finally here and Rodgers delivers his own fresh take on country rock with epic, arena-ready productions across the 15 tracks. The opening …

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Dennis Roger Reed

Review: ‘Down At The Washington Hotel’ – Dennis Roger Reed

Dennis Roger Reed’s ‘Down at the Washington Hotel’ boasts an authenticity and sparseness about its production. He drafts in some of the finest players from California to accompany him. The 17-tracks are self-penned and for the most part, there is a relaxed feel to the album. Although he has a lovely tone to his voice, …

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Review: ‘My Bluegrass Heart’ – Bela Fleck

15 time GRAMMY award-winning banjo pioneer Béla Fleck returns to the bluegrass genre with ‘My Bluegrass Heart’. After venturing off, unlocking the instrument’s potential in other genres, this latest 19-track collection marks Fleck’s homecoming in style. The album brings together some of the genres finest musicians and bridges the generational gap as he teams up …

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Review: ‘Miles From Nowhere’ – Mikayla Lane

At just 16 years old Mikayla Lane’s music is grabbing the attention of her industry peers and propelling her to tour around the States as her fanbase grows. ‘Miles From Nowhere’ is authentic country music, from the instrumentation and production to the compelling stories her lyrics tell, whilst all the while her melodies grab your …

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Review: ‘Ramble in Music City: The Lost Concert (Live)’ – Emmylou Harris

The lost recording from Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers hometown show has been unearthed and thank goodness it has! The first thing that hits you is the incredible musicianship that the Ramblers display as the concert begins with the high tempo Roses In The Snow something which is further showcased in jaw-dropping instrumental displays …

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