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Single Review: Clayton Anderson’s ‘In the Dark’

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A road warrior of the midwest, rising country artist Clayton Anderson has played Chicago many times, which is just one of the many reasons that we love him. A follow up to his 2014 album Right Where I Belong, Anderson has just released a new single, “In the Dark.” Although the track hints at pop country more than his previous ...

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Kelleigh Bannen’s ‘Cheap Sunglasses’ is the EP of the Summer

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This Nashville Life tastemaker Kelleigh Bannen released her new EP Cheap Sunglasses last week to iTunes and Spotify. Trust us when we say that if you don’t know her name yet, that needs to change. An edgy fashionista with an unreal voice and girl-next-door sincerity, Bannen is starting to turn heads in the industry. Her new project consists of five tracks: “Welcome to the Party,” “Cheap Sunglasses,” ...

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CJ Solar is the Perfect Combination of Southern Grit and Authentic Country

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Baton Rouge native and 23-year-old artist CJ Solar just released his brand new EP, Hard One to Turn Down, and we decided to give it a listen.  A combination of country, southern rock and Delta blues influences, this EP features five catchy tracks, all co-written by Solar. There is a gritty authenticity to CJ’s voice and while he’s totally country (without trying too hard to be, ...

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Album Review: Elizabeth Lyons’ “I’ve Never” EP

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iTunes chart-topper and Chicago-native country artist Elizabeth Lyons continues to impress with her latest release- I’ve Never. The six-song EP features Lyons’ signature pop country spunk and sincere lyrics. This release is a welcomed follow up to Lyons’ 2014 single “#PartyRules” (watch the music video here). This EP is a culmination of Lyons’ hard work, songwriting and performing over the past three years. ...

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Single Review: Chris Young “Think of You (Duet With Cassadee Pope)”

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Chris Young, who recently reached #1 with his song “I’m Comin’ Over,” has announced that his duet with former The Voice contestant Cassadee Pope (“Think of You”) will be his next single. The artists’ voices blend together insanely seamlessly on this track as Cassadee’s soaring high notes trade off with Chris’ deliciously-deep vocals. A standout track on Young’s most recent album, this song is ...

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Album Review: Harvey Cameron “Heavy Romancer”

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What do you get when you cross Canadian brethren Braden & Scott Cameron with Toronto-native tunesmith Emma Harvey? Infectious harmonies, sincere lyrics and folk/americana/country magic better known as Harvey Cameron. After making the permanent and international move down to the U.S. last year from Canada, Braden, Scott and Emma now reside in Nashville, TN and just released a new EP entitled Heavy Romancer. ...

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Single Review: Austin Webb “All Country On You”

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“I really love that guitar,” country newcomer Austin Webb says. “It never talks back, it never pisses me off, it never gets mad.” Ladies on the other hand? Not so much. In his single “All Country On You” Webb preaches about the dangers of lying to women. He sings about past women “going Carrie Underwood” on his truck and flipping him ...

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Single Review: “My Mistake” – Cam

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Country’s newest sweetheart, Cam, has a new radio single that preaches owning the mistakes you make in life and having fun. “My Mistake” is the perfect springtime jam and it is clear that this lady definitely has the songwriting chops to go far in the music industry. Not to mention, it’s SO refreshing to see a new talented female climbing the country ...

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