For my 506th review I am presenting my second review for country artist James Carothers, who is from McNairy County, Tennessee home of Sheriff Buford Pusser from the Walking Tall series. Jame’s June 2014 album Honkytonk Land is a great release with his rich baritone voice. My favorite songs off this eight track album are Have Another Round, Trouble in Paradise, the title track Honkytonk Land as well as the bonus track on this album Lonesome Road. I am impressed on how well this album was recorded, produced and performed. This album is available on Amazon, Itunes and every where else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Shelby Lee Lowe is the August 26, 2017 self titled debut album by Tennessee native country singer/songwriter Shelby Lee Lowe released on the Banner Music Records label. Shelby has rich voice that you makes every song you hear addicting and has a great instrumental backup. As a songwriter, Shelby wrote eleven out of the thirteen tracks on this album which is impressive for a debut album. My favorite tracks off this album were I Don’t Want To Live That Long, History, Plan B.E.E.R., Honkytonk Race and so much more. I see a great future for this artist. This album was well performed, recorded and produced. You must add this album to your country music library. You can purchase this great album on Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 501st music review, I am proud to present Land Of The Free by Dustin James Clark, a singer/songwriter from Jefferson County, Missouri. In 2013 he had the honor of auditioning for season 6 of The Voice and much of his songs come from experiences and stories from our Veterans. As a Navy Veteran myself, I am very impressed. This debut EP consists of such great songs as Common Man, Fast Cars Honky Tonk Bars and Long Legged Women, You Don’t Have To Be Lonely Anymore and the title track Land Of The Free. I am very impressed on how well this album was written, performed and recorded. If you get a chance, check out this album. You can purchase this album at Amazon, Itunes and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 500th music review, I am honored to review this great album by James Carothers named Relapse which was released on May 5, 2017 on the Renegade Mountain Records label. This album reminds me of the sounds of such great artists as Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and David Allan Coe with this classic country and a little of bluegrass sound. Listening to this album, I was very impressed with his booming baritone voice and the musicians that backed him up on this album. Some of the tracks on this album that I really was attracted to were the title track Relapse, Can’t You Feel the Spirit, Colt 45, I’ve Always Been Crazy, Possum Holler Pickup Jam and much more. If you want to listen to this great artist before you by the CD, check out this great video on youtube https://youtu.be/VG3U6ALZo2A which is the track Back To Hank. I was also impressed on how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced. This is an album you will want to add to your country music library. You can purchase this great album at Amazon, jamescarothers.com and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Unbroken is the February 2017 album by singer-songwriter Krissy Nicks. From start to finish I enjoyed the quality of her voice. This album also has great instrumentation. My favorite tracks of this eleven track album were Beauty, Dungeon, Aim For The Fences, Don’t Judge and Broken Wing. This album was well written, performed, and recorded. This is an album worth checking out. You can buy this album on Amazon, CD Baby and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads is available.
Here We Are is the 2015 album by country duo John and Judy Rodman released on the Rivermoon Records label. This album is a mixture of classical and contemporary country. I had not heard of this artist till some turned me onto a video by Judy. After over thirty years of work as solo artists, this is their first album as a duo. I was impressed by Judy’s voice and how well these two work together. This seven track album has such great tracks as Somethin’ Like That, Something Bad, There You Are, and You Want It Back. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. I recommend this album to any country music fan. You can purchase this album at Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes and everywhere where CD’s and Digital Downloads are sold.
C’est La Vie is my 489th music review by the late country artist Billy Jo Spears released August 18th 2017 on Goldenlane Records and distributed by Cleopatra Records. This release is the lost album by Billy Jo and was remastered and recorded in the early 80’s but never released… until now!. This fourteen track album has such great songs as Apart At The Dreams, When I Dream, Things, Everytime Two Fools Collide and much more. I appreciate how well this album was performed, recorded and produced. This is a great addition to one’s country library.
For my 487th review I am proud to announce Things Change by country legend Bobby Bare released on May 26, 2017 on the BFD Records label. Bobby’s voice is still as strong as it was in the 1960’s when he released hits as Shame On Me, 500 Miles Away From Home and Detroit City. This great album features such great songs as the title track Things Change, and other great songs as The End, The Trouble With Angels, You Got The Light and so many others. He also brought back his classic hit Detroit City with country superstar Chris Stapleton. I am very impressed with how well this album was performed, recorded and produced. I am glad I had the opportunity to review this album. If you are either a fan of Bobby Bare or country music you will definitely want to add this album to your library.
For my 486th review I am proud to announce the self titled debut album Lewis Brice EP by country newcomer Lewis Brice, brother of country superstar Lee Brice which was released July 14, 2017 on the Pump House Music label. Lewis has that great southern rock-country sound that I love so much. This album starts with the great song Best Ex Ever and continues with such great tracks as Messin’ With My Mind, Rob You Blind, and one about my birth state Alabama. Lewis co wrote all the tracks on this album and I am impressed on how well this album was performed, recorded and produced. I highly recommend this album to one’s country music library. This album is available on Amazon, Itunes, and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Summer On Repeat is a compilation of great country music songs recorded on the Silverado Records label and released on 23 June 2017. From start to finish, I enjoyed listening to this one. On this eleven track album there are such great songs as Ice Cold Summer by David Adam Byrnes, Beer Me by Tony Winkler, Summertime All Year by Joe Diffie, Glad You’re Gone by Halfway to Hazard, Soul Good by Crystal Yates and much more. The way this album was performed, recorded and produced is first rate. Please listen to this album on Spotify and then you will want to buy this album on Itunes and Amazon.