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STAFF PICKSAdeem the Artist - White Trash Revelry

By Will Groff, December 2, 2022

Adeem the Artist's truth-telling is an antidote not only to country radio but also to our political discourse writ large.

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ALBUM REVIEWDavid Crosby & The Lighthouse Band - Live at the Capitol Theatre

By Hal Horowitz, November 21, 2022

All quite lovely, charming and sedate, although at times the adjective snoozy rears its head...

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ALBUM REVIEWGeorge Strait - Ocean Front Property

By Mark Hagen, November 16, 2022

Heartbreakers, heartmakers, songs to dance to, songs to sing to, to just enjoy - 35 years on, Ocean Front Property remains one of George Strait's most beloved records.

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ALBUM REVIEWWillie Nelson - Live at Budokan

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, November 15, 2022

On Live at Budokan, messy performances from Willie Nelson’s band mar a historic document of Nelson’s first trip to Japan.

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ALBUM REVIEWCaitlin Rose - CAZIMI

By Jonah Covell, November 14, 2022

CAZIMI finds Rose exploring new sounds, but sticking to the same topics that garnered her those rising star epithets years ago.

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ALBUM REVIEWBilly Strings - Me/and/Dad

By Hal Horowitz, November 14, 2022

This is a feisty, frisky and fresh collection that finds father and son in superb spirits.

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ALBUM REVIEWWilli Carlisle - Peculiar, Missouri

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, November 14, 2022

With his sophomore effort Peculiar, Missouri, Willi Carlisle secures his place as one of today’s most captivating storytellers.

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ALBUM REVIEWErnest - Flower Shops

By Maxim Mower, November 13, 2022

Beneath the misty haze of the bars, pills and heartbreak that Flower Shops documents, Ernest is still the same old starry-eyed romantic he's always been.

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ALBUM REVIEWVarious Artists - Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, November 9, 2022

On the aptly-titled Live Forever, outlaw country godfather Billy Joe Shaver gets a loving tribute.

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ALBUM REVIEWLarkin Poe - Blood Harmony

By Deborah Crooks, November 8, 2022

Rather than breaking new ground, Blood Harmony finds Larkin Poe reasserting a claim to their Southern rock root, but the album's quieter moments hint at a possible new, even more compelling, frontier.

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ALBUM REVIEWBruce Springsteen - Only the Strong Survive

By Hal Horowitz, November 7, 2022

Though it's a surprising side road in his prolific career, Springsteen is clearly passionate about this soul material - and if it encourages fans to track down the iconic versions of songs that got his young blood bubbling, he will have done his job. 

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STAFF PICKSMelissa Carper - Ramblin' Soul

By Lee Zimmerman, November 7, 2022

Retro and relevant, sassy and seductive, Ramblin' Soul gives Melissa Carper solid standing as an essential artist.

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ALBUM REVIEWRussell Dickerson - Russell Dickerson

By Maxim Mower, October 31, 2022

RD carries such an affable, likable and high-energy persona that you find yourself desperately wanting to love every song on this project. Unfortunately, the brightest sparks are fleeting.

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ALBUM REVIEWEmily Nenni - On the Ranch

By Bee Scott, October 31, 2022

With each track standing on its own merits, On the Ranch is as classic as they come.

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ALBUM REVIEWMadeline Edwards - Crashlanded

By Holly Smith, October 31, 2022

A solid debut of dreamy western, documenting the story of Madeline Edwards' personal manifesto

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ALBUM REVIEWHoney Harper - Honey Harper & The Infinite Sky

By Jof Owen, October 27, 2022

A grand, ambitious album that delivers on its lofty aspirations of being an artsy take on Americana.

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ALBUM REVIEWLainey Wilson - Bell Bottom Country

By Alli Patton, October 24, 2022

An overall proud and wise re-assertion of what Lainey Wilson does best - country with flair.

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ALBUM REVIEWTrampled By Turtles - Alpenglow

By Lee Zimmerman, October 24, 2022

With their new album, the nu-grass pioneers offer an evocative look at life’s uncertainties.

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STAFF PICKSGabe Lee - The Hometown Kid

By Holly Smith, October 24, 2022

Gabe might have found himself in Honky Tonk Hell, but for the listener, he’s been generous enough to find a way to transcend the depths and make it heaven.

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ALBUM REVIEWTaylor Swift - Midnights

By Holly Smith, October 24, 2022

On Midnights, it’s clear that Swift may have been tested but she isn’t trapped; accepting that, in some games, there doesn’t always have to be a winner.

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ALBUM REVIEWAlex Williams - Waging Peace

By Hal Horowitz, October 17, 2022

Smartly arranged, intricate and inventive - Waging Peace is an impressive follow up from Alex Williams.

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ALBUM REVIEWCallista Clark - Real to Me: The Way I Feel

By Helen M Jerome, October 13, 2022

For teen sensation Callista Clark, the only way is up.

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STAFF PICKSMiko Marks - Feel Like Going Home

By Carena Liptak, October 12, 2022

After years of trying to live up to the industry’s limited idea of what her music should sound like, Miko Marks is expanding to her full, kaleidoscopic range - more sharp-sighted and grounded in her truth than she’s ever been before.

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ALBUM REVIEWPlains - I Walked With You a Ways

By Bee Scott, October 10, 2022

I Walked with You a Ways counts among the year’s most affecting and life-affirming records; a timeless piece about life, love and loss.

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