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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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Classic Album Review: Loretta Lynn – ‘Van Lear Rose’

If it wasn’t clear that certain country legends were on their way out of the mainstream by the time the class of 1986 showed up, it was more than clear by the time the class of 1989 came around. Sure, Garth Brooks could make statements such as “George Jones needs to be on the radio,” but it wouldn’t work. It might have been for the … Continue reading Classic Album Review: Loretta Lynn – ‘Van Lear Rose’