Relative newcomer Brandon Rhyder premiers his single "This Ain't It." The record, like so many others, urges a loved one not to leave. While it features a similar theme, Rhyder offers up a strong vocal on the song. Is a strong voice enough?
Independence. We all strive for it. Despite music still being in label-artist models, all artists still want independence. But the strong artists recognize the need to have a good team around them. In a candid interview, River Run Records' artist Charlie Allen discusses them and other industry
Aaron Watson has developed a strong fanbase in Texas and that has allowed him to follow his own muse independent of a record label in Nashville. Despite that, "Love Makin' Song" may be his most commercial single yet. Will it be a breakout hit for Amarillo's native son?
Rattlin’ Bones, the new album from Kasey Chambers and her husband Shane Nicholson is a quite reminder of how good a country album can be when it is stripped back to its purist and most simple form. Rootsy, almost bluegrass, instrumentation permeates the entire release giving it an Appalachian feel that is acc
On the cusp of a #1 song with "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," Darius Rucker, better known as the singer of some band named "Hootie," has certainly made an impression with county music fans. Is the album, "Learn To Live," as good or better than the single?
With the release of Major label debut "Jet Black & Jealous" imminent, Eli Young Band's Mike Eli took the time out of his busy schedule to talk with Roughstock about his band's roots, the recording process behind the new album and addressed those who think the band has sold out.
Billy Currington didn't fare with his last single "Tangled Up." Working from his forthcoming Little Bit of Everything album, the Georgia native offers up "Don't," a plea for reconciliation. Is it a plea worth listening to?
Jason Boland & The Stragglers have been making records for about a decade now and, like any band, they've endured many highs and just about as many lows. Completely sober for the first time, Boland chronicles some of those hig
Julianne Hough Danced into the hearts of country music fans with "That Song In My Head." While only a Top 20 single, it was enough for the Dancing With The Stars dancer to score a Number One album. "My Hallelujah Song" is her follow-up single. Is it any good?