Top Shelf by Craig Wayne Boyd

Top Shelf is the third studio album by Dallas born singer/songwriter Craig Wayne Boyd released October 27, 2017, on the Copperline Music Group Records label.  He is best known for winning Season 7 of NBC’s reality TV singing competition The Voice as a part of Blake Shelton’s team.  Craig has a great voice as shown in such tracks as Stuck In My Head, She’s Killing Me, Everywhere You Go, Hold Me Up and much more.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  After hearing this album, I can see nothing but a great future for Craig. I got to get my hands on his earlier albums. You will definitely want to add this album to your country library.

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American Son by The Scooter Brown Band

For my 591st review, I am very honored to present the latest album by The Scooter Brown Band called American Son released September 8, 2017 on the BFD Records label.  This great band, led by Scott Brown, a Marine Corps veteran bring this third country/rock album to light, along with bandmates Nathan Lockhart, Steven Sutherland, and Matt Bledsoe featuring great vocals, harmonies, and instrumental backup.  I enjoyed this album from start to finish but if I had to chose favorite cuts off this thirteen track album I would have to choose such songs as the title track American Song, Won’t Back Down, Broken Arrow, Guitars Guitars and Whiskey, Huntsville and much more.  I was impressed with how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  I highly recommend this album to your country music library.

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Side Effects by Joe Gallagher Jr.

Side Effects is the latest album by Charleston, South Carolina singer/songwriter Joe Gallagher Jr.  Joe has a great voice and wonderful instrumental backup as noticed in such tracks as Indian Giver, Stone House, Thunder, Cannons and so much more. This album was well written, performed, and recorded.  I enjoyed this album from start to finish and looking forward to hearing more from this artist. This great album will be available November 24th on Amazon, Itunes, and everywhere else that this album is sold.

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Little Blue Car by Marilyn Duncan

Little Blue Car is the third album by local artists Marilyn Duncan released on the Soona Songs Records label.  This is her first album in eleven years and is a mixture of bluegrass, Americana, and country with little feel of blues and jazz.  Among the great songs on this eleven track album are the title track Little Blue Car, Hold On, 56 Year Collection, On My Own, The River and much more.  This album was well written, performed, recorded. and produced.  I recommend you check out this album on Spotify and then purchase it at Amazon, Itunes, Soonasongs.com and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Lukas Nelson And Promise Of The Real

For my 561st review on am proud to announce the release of the album  Promise Of The Real by Lukas Nelson. son of country music legend Willie Nelson. produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) and features the band’s new six-piece line-up: Tato Melgar (percussion), Anthony LoGerfo (drums) and Corey McCormick (bass, vocals) along with new members Jesse Siebenberg (steel guitars, Farfisa organ, vocals) and Alberto Bof (piano, Wurlitzer). This is a great country album with all songs written by Lukas Nelson and was released August 25, 2017, on the Fantasy Records label.  This twelve track album includes such great songs as Set Me Down On A CloudDie Alone, Just Outside Of Austin, Find Yourself, Four Letter Word and so much more.  I was very impressed with Lukas vocals on this album and how well this album was recorded and produced.  Available on CD, Vinyl, and digital download, you can purchase this album on Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else this album is sold.

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Midnight Believer by Lee Roy Parnell

Midnight Believer is the August 11, 1017, album by  American country music and blues artist, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Lee Roy Parnell released on the Vector Records label.  His voice is as strong as it was back in 1992 when he had his first hit What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am.  This ten song album consists of such great tracks as Hours In Between, the title track Midnight Believer, Pontchartrain, Sunny Days, Some Time Ago and much more.  I was impressed with guitar riffs and how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  This album is available for purchase at Amazon, Itunes, and other locations where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Noise by Shenandoah

Noise is the newest single by the country supergroup Shenandoah, their first release in twenty years.  This song will be part of an unnamed album to be released in the first quarter of 2018.  I enjoyed this song and the band sounds as good as they did when they had hits such as The Church On Cumberland Road, If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too), much more.  This song was well written, performed and recorded.  I am glad to see Marty Raybon with the band. This song is available for purchase at Amazon, Itunes, and other places where digital downloads are sold.

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Sean McConnell by Sean McConnell

Sean McConnell is the self-titled July 2016 album by singer/songwriter Sean McConnell released on the Rounder Records album.  This album is a mixture of folk and country.  This ten track album contained such great songs as Ghost Town, Hey Mary, Babylon and my favorite track Holy Days, a track that should have hit number one on the country music charts.  I am impressed with his great voice and his instrumental backup. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  I recommend this album to your country library and you can purchase this album on Amazon, Itunes and everywhere that CD’s, vinyl and digital downloads are sold.

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You’re The Reason by Ross Seddon

Yesterday I received the CD You’re The Reason by singer/songwriter from Australia Ross Seddon released March 2017 on the Grantham Studios Records label.  As soon as I put this CD in to listen to, I was very impressed with Ross’s voice and his songwriting ability.  From the very first song, the title track You’re The Reason which has a top 40 country sound and continuing with such songs as What’s Wrong With That?, You Go Your Way, I Don’t Know Why and others, I discovered he also performs Rock and Blues also. I am impressed on how well this album was written (all songs written by Ross Seddon), recorded and produced. I am anxious to hear any other releases this artist has done.   I recommend you take a listen to this album and purchase it on Amazon, Itunes and everywhere where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Redemption by Halfway to Hazard

Redemption is the third album by Halfway to Hazard, an American country music duo composed of singer-songwriters David Tolliver and Chad Warrix. Though Tolliver and Warrix grew up in different towns in southeastern Kentucky, their band’s origins are in Hazard, Kentucky, which was halfway between their hometowns.  This great album was released  June 9, 2017, on the Picnic Hill Records label.  This ten track album contains such great tracks as American Outlaw, Story Of Me, Breakin Me, Thank God That You and much more.  This duo has powerful harmonies and great back up.  I am looking to hear more from this great duo and was impressed on how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced. You need to give this album a listen and you can purchase this release on Amazon, Itunes and everywhere CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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