Opinion: 2018 CMA Awards – Thoughts and Predicitions

It’s that time of the year again. Nominations for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards were announced Tuesday, Aug. 28 on Good Morning America.  Once again the CMA Awards will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley and will air Nov. 14 on ABC. For the first time ever, I will be giving my own thoughts and predictions on this year’s awards below. I encourage you to … Continue reading Opinion: 2018 CMA Awards – Thoughts and Predicitions

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Classic Album Review: Ray Price – ‘Night Life’

Imagine this – it’s 2018. You can have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and whatever else there is all at your fingertips. Your favorite artists are right there and ready to interact with you as if you’re meeting them face to face. You can be best friends! If this sounds like a new phenomenon, it’s really not. The only thing that’s changed is the way we … Continue reading Classic Album Review: Ray Price – ‘Night Life’

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Movie Review – ‘9 to 5’

Warning: Spoilers ahead! It is recommended you do not read ahead unless you have seen this movie before or simply do not care about spoilers. I will also go over various plot lines assuming that you, the audience member, have seen this movie before, so if you’re looking for an easy summary, this may not be for you.  “What a way to make a living, … Continue reading Movie Review – ‘9 to 5’

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Opinion: Some Artists That Don’t (And Didn’t) Need Your Rocking Chairs

I revisited Sammy Kershaw’s 2017 album, Swamp Poppin’ the other night and thought “wow, how has he not gotten more recognition for his post-major label material?” Heck, I think I was the only blogger/writer who covered that album as well as his 2016 blues album, The Blues Got Me at other outlets. Kershaw, who was known primarily throughout the ’90s for classic country hits such as “Cadillac Style,” “Yard … Continue reading Opinion: Some Artists That Don’t (And Didn’t) Need Your Rocking Chairs

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The Class Of 1986: The Heart, Future, And Spirit Of Country Music

Editor’s note: This is a re-upload from a previous blog. Originally, I had planned to update this to include Lyle Lovett’s debut, self-titled album. Ultimately I decided against it because after going through most of his discography, in my opinion it’s not really his best work, nor did it have the same historical impact these three albums did. With that said, I have updated this … Continue reading The Class Of 1986: The Heart, Future, And Spirit Of Country Music

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The Best Hit Songs Of 1987

  This feature of the “best hit songs” has been something I’ve been promising to do for quite a few months now. Back in April when I wrote somewhere else, Kyle of Kyle’s Korner Blog requested me to take a look at this particular year. For those who don’t know, I’ve usually based these lists off of whatever Billboard shows for its year end charts. For the … Continue reading The Best Hit Songs Of 1987

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Concert Review: Alan Jackson Live In Canandaigua, New York

It’s fun to entertain the idea of a “Mount Rushmore” of country music. Of course, there are all sorts of ways you can go about doing it. You can frame it objectively by either electing the actual first four country recording artists, or you can do it based off of who’s contributed the most to the genre over its near-100-year history (and of course, a … Continue reading Concert Review: Alan Jackson Live In Canandaigua, New York

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Movie Review – ‘Hell Or High Water’

Warning: Spoilers ahead! It is recommended you do not read ahead unless you have seen this movie before or simply do not care about spoilers.  “What does this have to do with the history of country music?” Honestly? Not a whole lot. I just wanted to do something different. Toward the end of Steve Earle’s “Billy Austin,” off his 1990 album, The Hard Way, the narrator … Continue reading Movie Review – ‘Hell Or High Water’