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OCTOBER 17, 2014


Hal Ketchum 

I'm the Troubador


Part tall tale, part manifesto, this look at the psyche of a career singer/songwriter gives us a unique perspective on the lifestyle Ketchum and his brethren practice year in and year out.



Florida Georgia Line 

Sun Daze


After getting serious with "Dirt," country's hottest duo gets back into full party mode with an ode to getting toasted and enjoying the weekend.



Radney Foster



The legendary Texas singer/songwriter takes on nothing less than summing up the allure and mystery of a state synonymous with dreams and reinvention for hundreds of years.



Billy Currington

Don't It


Billy's on a roll these days, and his latest is a feel-good song that finds him putting all his powers of persuasion to use in talking to a woman he's hoping will tap into her "wild and crazy side."




The Railers

Kinda Dig The Feeling


Understated title, but everything else is strap-yourself-in, musically and lyrically. Tight harmonies and a full-tilt trackshowcase the strengths that earned the Railers a deal on Warner Bros. Nashville. 



Dierks Bentley

Say You Do


Dierks follows the chart-topping "Drunk on a Plane" with a song that is its polar opposite. The feel is laid back, but the subject is desperation, that bottomless desire for reconnecting with someone after it's over, and Dierks finds just the right vocal pocket to make it work.




Jon Pardi

When I've Been Drinking


The fourth single from the California native's "Write You a Song" CD is a quirky, offbeat tune about Dialing While Intoxicated. There is probably no one in country music who can pull off a line like "Tequila makes me do dumb things" with quite the flair he can.




Lady Antebellum



Young love, loud music and joyful freedom all go together in this uptempo crowd-pleaser from the brand new Lady A album, 747, and it's got as much energy as anything the trio has ever done.




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Josh Abbott Band

Hangin' Around


Looking to chill amid the chaos of life? That would be the bottom line of this enjoyable bit of escapism from the Josh Abbott Band, Texas favorites making a move on national attention.


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The Band Perry

Gentle on My Mind

It is one of the all-time classics in every sense of the word, a breezy ode to unfettered love. If there's any band that can make it their own and keep it as fresh as it was originally, it would be The Band Perry, who bring both respect and energy to it.



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Jackie Lee

She Does 

He's got his Grand Ole Opry debut on September 30th and excitement is building for newcomer Jackie Lee.  His first single is a good look at why. "She Does" shows off powerful vocals on a tune about the things we do for love.



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Josh Turner

Lay Low


Published author and occasional actor, Josh Turner, doing what brought him to the dance--singing--with "Lay Low," a laid-back bit of baritone romance about getting away with the one you love.



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Joe Nichols

Hard to Be Cool

Joe, a walking epitome of country cool, sings about a girl hot enough to make being cool a tall order. This is the third single from his Crickets album. The first two were both chart-toppers and it would be hard to bet against this one.



Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin

Baby Be My Love Song

The second single from Easton's yet-to-be-released third album deals with the music a couple can make after the band has gone home. Who needs music when you can be the music.




Trisha Yearwood


One of the great country voices of all time is back with a little help from another world-class vocalist. Trisha and Kelly Clarkson light up this truly uplifting track about persistence in times of trouble.



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Montgomery Gentry


Summer shows up in full force in this ode to partying outside of town as the boys from Kentucky bring it with both barrels.


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Tyler Farr

A Guy Walks into a Bar


Tyler follows "Redneck Crazy" and "Whiskey in My Water" with a dramatic and raw-voiced tale of love and loss bookended by the situation in the title.




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Cadillac Three

Party Like You

A party song ought to sound like a party song, right? Well, from the opening slide through crisp-as-nachos guitar riffs and snare drum to the rapid-fire lyrics of the chorus, this tune—from the album Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue—is one that does.