Country music hitmaker and Grand Ole Opry member John Conlee shows no signs of slowing down, at age 71, with the announcement of a new album, Classics 3 which will be released January 26, 2018, on his Rose Colored Records label. This great album will include some of his signature hits such as Working Man, The Carpenter and Got My Heart Set On You as well as a few new cuts such as Learning How To Love and Unborn Voice. I enjoyed this album from start to finish and I was impressed on how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced. If you own and love his first two releases of The Classics series, you will definitely want to own this one. You will be able to pre-order this album from Amazon, Itunes, and his website.
My Gospel Roots is the December 8, 2017 album by country superstar Gene Watson who was famous for such songs as Fourteen Carat Mind, Farewell Party, Love In The Hot Afternoon and much more. This great album of his gospel roots was released on the Fourteen Carat Music Records label showcases his great voice which is still strong and his love for gospel growing up. Included on this thirteen track album are gospel great songs as Help Me (previously recorded by Elvis Presley), Old Roman Soldier, Praying, In The Garden and so much more. I was impressed by how well this album was performed, recorded and produced. I highly recommend adding this album to your gospel or country library. This album can be purchased from Amazon, GeneWatsonMusic.com and everywhere else CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Drive is my second music review for Chere Pepper, a prolific songwriter, and a Grammy Considered Nashville Recording Artist. This country album which was released January 1, 2017, grabbed my attention even more than the last album I listened of her Jesus & The Gun. I am a big fan of her voice and her songwriting style as found on such tracks as the title track Drive, Think Of You, Givin’ Up On You, Rebel Child, We Believe and so much more. I was quite impressed with how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced. I am looking forward to hearing more from this great artist. I definitely recommend this album to anyone’s country music library. You can buy this album on Amazon, Itunes https://store.cherepepper.com and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are available.
On the 37th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon, I wanted to review Double Fantasy is a 1980 album released by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It is the seventh and final studio album released by Lennon during his lifetime on November 17, 1981 on the Geffen Records label. This was John’s first album since 1975 after he retired from recording to care for his son Sean. This album spawned four singles (Just Like) Starting Over, Woman, Watching The Wheels, Beautiful Boy and so much more. It was not till after the murder of John Lennon that this album started to increase in record sales I was very impressed with how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced. This the one John Lennon album that you will definitely want to add to your record library.
Iron Man 2 is a soundtrack album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released on April 19, 2010, as the soundtrack to the film of the same name on the Columbia Records label. This two-LP set features fifteen tracks from ten different albums, ranging from 1975 to 2008 such as Highway To Hell, Shoot To Thrill, Thunderstruck, Back In Black, and so much more. This soundtrack was well performed, recorded, remixed and produced. I recommend this album to anyone’s AC/DC record library.
Two Hearts is a two-disc studio album by Jackie Evancho, and her 6th studio album consisting of a classical crossover disc with 10 tracks and a pop music EP with 5 tracks, including four songs on which Evancho has a songwriting credit. The album was released on March 31, 2017, on Sony Masterworks’ Portrait Records. On this album are covers of songs from some great movies such as May It Be (from Lord Of The Rings), The Way We Were (from The Way We Were), The Writing’s On The Wall (from James Bond Spectre), Safe & Sound (from The Hunger Games) and A Thousand Years (from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1) as well as four songs that are co-written by Jackie such as Sane, Pedestal, The Haunting and Wonderland. The rest of this album is great as well. I was impressed by how well this album was performed, recorded and produced.
A Dream To Unwrap is the November 17, 2017, album by Seattle Washington recording artist Daniel Feinberg presenting an alternative rock style with a little of the 60’s sound. On this ten track album, I was impressed with such cuts as The One With The Tickets, Summer On The West Coast, Hand Drawn Map, November 16, All Beyond and much more. This album has great vocals and instrumental backup and was well written, recorded and produced. This album is available for purchase on Amazon, Bandcamp, Itunes and everywhere else where digital downloads are sold.
For my second Christmas album review this morning I proud to present Christmas On The Coast, a November 25, 2003, album by Les Kerr. This holiday album is a mixture of Country, Blues, and Zydeco. This ten track album features a mixture of original and Christmas classics. Among my favorite tracks on this album are Jingle Bells (Christmas In New Orleans) which has new lyrics to this standard which is written by Les, the title track Christmas On The Coast (which he is accompanied by Elvis Presley famous back up singers The Jordanaires), What The King Didn’t Know, Christmas By The Barbecue, and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. I highly recommend you give this album a listen and if you like it, you will want to purchase this album from Amazon, www.leskerr.com and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Christmas Is Here is the 20 October 2017 holiday album by Nashville recording artist Lucas Hoge released on the Rebel Engine Entertainment LLC Records label. This album is a mixture of standards and songs I have not heard before was very entertaining from start to finish. Among my favorite tracks on this album is the title track Christmas Is Here, White Christmas, Christmas Medley (giving his take on Christmas Classics), The Christmas Song, and The Christmas Present. Lucas has a great voice and fantastic instrumental backup and I was very impressed with how well this album was performed, recorded and produced. If you want something different to listen to this Christmas, I would highly recommend this album.
Jesus & My Gun is the latest album by Chere’ Pepper, a prolific songwriter and a Grammy considered Nashville recording artist released September 3, 2016. Her singing style has been compared to Jewel, Gretchen Wilson, and Sheryl Crow. This twelve track album showcases Chere’s songwriting and vocal ability in such tracks as Cowboy Boots, Redneck Boy, Goodbye, the title track Jesus & My Gun and so much more. I was impressed by how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced. This album can be purchased from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.