Blackberry Smoke - "Ain’t Much Left Of Me" (Southern Ground Artists):
They sound modern for sure, but also how a classic Southern Rock band should. Swagger and Class!
Chris Stapleton - What Are You Listening (Mercury Records):
Chris Stapleton is one of the biggest secrets in Nashville. People know his songwriting, but his talents as a vocalist might have gone unnoticed -- until now. He won’t be a secret much longer.
Branch & Dean - The Dash (Theron’s Song) (SSM Records):
A plaintive and emotional ballad about living life to the fullest and making an impact. Words to live by.
Craig Wayne Boyd - "Learning To Dance" (Big Ride):
Soulful yet traditional. A major score!
Jared Blake - "Countryfied" (Skiddco):
Aren’t we all?
Joe Bachman - "A Soldier’s Memoir (PTSD Song)" (Independent):
Powerful song. Perfect timing for the release, as we need to be reminded that, even for those who survive, sacrifice is forever.
Kelly Clarkson - "Tie It Up" (19/RCA/Columbia Nashville):
Think Kelly Clarkson is ready to get married? I think this song proves it’s an emphatic yes! Fun and flirty, as only she can do it!
Kix Brooks - "There’s The Sun" (Arista):
Fun and bluesy feel for one of Country’s good guys.
Ray Scott - "High Road" (Jethropolitan/Flying Island)
One of Country’s top stylists delivers a winner with this lyrically potent single.
Uncle Kracker - "Blue Skies" (Sugar Hill/RPM)
3:43 of "just turn it up" soul. A hit!