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Drake Milligan Sets September 15 Debut Album Release

Riding a growing wave of excitement, Stoney Creek Records artist Drake Milligan is bringing neon thrills back to Country music, announcing his full-length album debut Dallas/Fort Worth. Set for release on September 15 and named after the young Texan’s hometown, the project finds a next-generation traditionalist mixing timeless sounds and right-now energy – and giving Texas twang a much-needed shot in the arm.  Featuring 14 tracks produced by the legendary Tony Brown (George Strait, Reba McEntire) and songwriter/producer Brandon Hood, double-barreled baritone vocals match electrifying honky-tonk hooks, Western swing two-steppers, country pop balladry and more, as Milligan uncorks exuberant themes of trouble-making fun, young romance, life-sustaining [...]

PETER ROWAN “Calling You From My Mountain”

Peter Rowan, 80 anni appena compiuti, è una delle icone della musica americana legata alle radici il cui percorso artistico è talmente lungo, ricco, articolato, pieno di sperimentazioni e di esplorazioni nei vari generi roots che non basterebbe un articolo per elencarne i vari capitoli. Rockabilly, blues e folk nell’adolescenza, il bluegrass con quella fucina di talenti che furono i Bluegrass Boys di Bill Monroe, gli intrecci tra rock e radici con gli Earth Opera prima e con i Seatrain poi, la militanza in supergruppi come Muleskinner e Old & In The Way e una carriera solista fatta [...]

Craig Morgan Releases New Single ‘How You Make A Man’

Craig Morgan, Army veteran, country music hit-maker and star of the CBS series Beyond The Edge, is back with another career song. 'How You Make A Man', written by Michael August, Megan Conner, and Skip Black and produced by Phil O’Donnell, is available starting today, August 5, on all platforms. The song delivers hard-hitting lyrics with Craig’s iconic voice, leaning on the wisdom gained through life’s triumphs and tribulations. 'How You Make A Man' is set to impact country radio on August 29. “This song makes a powerful statement about how you have to go through things, and sometimes experience [...]

Hank Thompson, una leggenda

Il solco tracciato da Bob Wills fu percorso da molti tra gli Anni Quaranta e Cinquanta. Pensiamo a Rod Morris e i Missourians, con le celebri "Bimbo" e "Free, White e Twenty-One", pensiamo a Merl Lindsay e gli Oklahoma Night Riders prima e la Ozark Jubilee Band, poi, autore di brani frenetici come "Lonesome Okie Goin' Home" e "Water Baby Blues". Leon McAuliffe, lasciati i Texas Plyboys e costituiti i Cimarron Boys, aveva fatto il giro delle stazioni radio e dei canali televisivi con la sua "Steel Guitar Rag". Spade Cooley, prima che l'assassinio di sua moglie lo [...]


Il Canada, musicalmente parlando, si è distinto nelle ultime decadi come luogo in cui i suoni americani legati alle radici hanno subito un trattamento fresco, vibrante e personale. Sia quando si parla di country e folk, di pop o di blues e rock, molti sono i musicisti che hanno lasciato la loro impronta caratterizzata da talento e passione dando vita ad una scena interessantissima anche se spesso limitata come notorietà ai pur ampi confini geografici canadesi. In quest’occasione ci occuperemo di quattro recenti uscite discografiche, di quattro belle realtà che hanno in comune l’amore per il blues, per [...]

Town Mountain – new single ‘Lines In The Levee’ out now

North Carolina band Town Mountain has signed with New West Records and will release their new album Lines in the Levee on October 7th, 2022, featuring the first single and title track, out now. The 11-song collection was produced, engineered, and mixed by the multiple GRAMMY Award-nominated Justin Francis (Kacey Musgraves, Orville Peck, Anti-Flag) at Ronnie’s Place in Nashville, TN. Town Mountain is the sum of all of their vast and intricate influences — this bastion of alt-country rebellion and honky-tonk attitude pushed through the hardscrabble Southern Appalachian lens of their origin. Lines in the Levee follows 2018’s acclaimed New Freedom Blues and is the first to feature [...]

I Got A Car ( Cars & Country Music)

I veicoli hanno sempre fornito grande ispirazioni alla country music, trattori, camion, pickup, ma soprattutto le auto. Veloci o malconce, nuove o vecchie, a volte sexy come la bruna che siede nella corvette di George Jones (The One I Loved Back Then), a volte simbolo di ribellione come le cadillac di Dwight Yoakam ("Guitars, Cadillacs"). La ragione dell'enorme presenza di testi dedicati alle quattro ruote è dovuta alla storia socio-economica americana. L'auto facilitava lo spostamento, quindi il commercio e il consumo, l'interazione tra mondo agricolo e centri urbani, soprattutto permetteva ai ragazzi indipendenza e avventure come in "I [...]

NEW SINGLE: Christie Lamb – “Three Chords and A Woman’s Truth”

Golden Guitar and CMC Award Winner - Christie Lamb - releases her brand new single “Three Chords And A Woman’s Truth”, on Friday 8th July 2022.Co-written in Nashville by Christie with Jonathan English and Victoria Banks, the idea behind the song came from a brainstorming session on the plane trip over to the US. “I was thinking about my truth and all of my influences over the years. I wanted this song to combine my life story with all queens of country that I grew up listening to like Dolly, Tammy and Loretta. My teenage years were influenced by Shania, Carrie and Gretchen, along [...]

Taylor Rae’s MAD TWENTIES Marks 20 Weeks on AMA Americana Radio Albums Chart

Taylor Rae’s debut CD, MAD TWENTIES, marks its 20th week on the AMA Americana Radio Albums Chart, where it previously reached the Top 10. Currently only two other artists’ albums match that chart longevity. MAD TWENTIES is enjoying its first week on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Americana Country Albums Chart, entering at #5. The California native’s current single, “Just Be,” was released last month and the Groove/Blues/Rocker debuts on charts this week. The track follows the five-week Top 10 success of Taylor’s first single, “Home On The Road.” Written after Taylor’s first solo trip to Nashville, “Just Be” was inspired by the [...]

Randy C Moore-Luckenbach

On the heels of his highly acclaimed latest release “Lufkin” and his recent induction into the Euro Academy Of Country Music, the ever prolific Randy C Moore is back with the second chapter of his Texas saga. Just like a cinematic crescendo, where Lufkin was a lighter and more upbeat, “Luckenbach” lets us into the rougher and more rugged side of our country music hero. From deep and more reflective songs like “Jericho” and “Undertaker” to welcoming the ghosts of the past of such lauded idols of both stage and song in “James Dean Dream” and “Before Elvis”; [...]

Vandoliers Let Their Rowdy Punk Roots Show On “Bless Your Drunken Heart” (Out Now)

Vandoliers show off the rowdy, breakneck side of their country punk sound on new single “Bless Your Drunken Heart”, a standout from their upcoming new album The Vandoliers (out August 12th via Amerikinda Records/Soundly Music). A rollicking ode to a town drunk, “Bless Your Drunken Heart” has quickly become a live, shout-along fan favourite. The band just wrapped up their first European tour, and open for Turnpike Troubadours at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on July 29th before launching their summer headlining tour in August. Vandoliers will also tour across the US with Old 97’s in September, and they’ll tour with [...]

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