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Billy Altman  |  Jun 09, 2011  |  0 comments

It’s a well-known story: A little over 2 decades ago, a Nashville record executive familiar with aspiring singer/songwriters Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn suggested that the two team up and see what might happen — and the rest was, indeed, history.

Steve Simels  |  Jul 16, 2007  |  0 comments
Calling the World Geffen/Cherrytree
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If rock & roll is - or should be - primarily about cars
Mike Mettler  |  May 10, 2007  |  0 comments

Rob O'Connor  |  Jul 15, 2007  |  0 comments
Easy Tiger Lost Highway
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Ryan Adams is like that supersmart kid with ADD: You know he's got it in him,
Brett Milano  |  Jan 05, 2008  |  0 comments
In Defense of the Genre J
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Emo bands are supposed to over-emote, right?

Jeff Perlah  |  Jan 05, 2008  |  0 comments

Billy Altman  |  Apr 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Shelby Lynne: Just a Little Lovin' Lost Highway
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Parke Puterbaugh  |  Apr 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Detours A&M
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Born of equal parts personal drama and global turmoil, Detou

Steve Simels  |  Apr 30, 2007  |  0 comments

Mike Mettler  |  Jul 31, 2007  |  0 comments

Brett Milano  |  Aug 08, 2007  |  0 comments

Steve Simels  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments
Washington Square Serenade New West
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As the title suggests, former Nashville rebel Steve Earle has relo

Rob O'Connor  |  Apr 27, 2011  |  0 comments

Named after the last single that Hank Williams released before his death, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive is swamped in Steve Earle’s contemplations of mortality. His father died weeks after Earle began writing the album.

Billy Altman  |  Sep 02, 2007  |  0 comments
Beauty & Crime Blue Note
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Ever since she first appeared in the mid-1980s, Vega has reflected in her music the boo
Rob O'Connor  |  Jan 07, 2010  |  0 comments
Embryonic (Warner Bros.)
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Wayne Coyne envisioned Embryonic as an old-fashioned double album whose 70 minutes would meande

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