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Alex Williams returns with ‘No Reservations’ (New album ‘Waging Peace’ out Oct 21)

Alex Williams became recognised as an one-to-watch outlaw country artist, drawing comparisons to Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson for his signature, cavernous vocal and gritty, go-your-own-way charisma. Now, following his critically-acclaimed major label debut Better Than Myself in 2017 (BMLG), he returns with his long-awaited sophomore record Waging Peace, out October 21 via Lightning Rod Records. Produced by GRAMMY-winner Ben Fowler and featuring artists like Mickey Raphael on harmonica and Danny Dugmore on pedal steel, Waging Peace is rooted in country tradition and a bold, against-the-grain swagger, accompanied by Williams’ organic twang and retrofuzz. Throughout 12 songs, Williams shares an unseen side of his life and [...]

Randy Rogers Band – Homecoming (Thirty Tigers)

Texas veterans the Randy Rogers Band is out with an 11-song release. The songs were co-written by Rogers with the likes of Parker McCollum, Randy Montana and Jon Randall. Tracklist   1. "I Won’t Give Up" (Randy Rogers, Radney Foster, Jim Beavers) 2. "Nothing But Love Songs" (Randy Rogers, Jon Randall, Radney Foster) 3. "Fast Car" (Randy Montana, Wendell Mobley, Lee Miller) 4. "Over You Blues" (Randy Rogers, Sean McConnell) 5. "Leaving Side of Town" (Randy Rogers, Radney Foster) 6. "Picture Frames" (Randy Rogers, Drew Kennedy) 7. "Know That by Now" (Randy Rogers, Lee Miller, Jon Randall, Jack [...]

Willie Nelson – Willie Nelson Live at Budokan (Sony Legacy)

Willie Nelson played Japan for the first time in 1984 in a concert at the  Budokan. Previously only out in Japan as a laser disc, this is the first album release of the 27-song set. Willie Nelson Live At Budokan track listing 1. Whiskey River (J. B. Shinn III) 2. Mona Lisa (Jay Livingston/Raymond Evans) 3. Good Hearted Woman (Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson) 4. Down Yonder (L. Wolfe Gilbert) 5. If You’ve Got The Money I’ve Got The Time (Lefty Frizzell/Jim Beck) 6. Workin’ Man Blues (Merle Haggard) 7. Help Me Make It Through The Night (Kris Kristofferson) 8. [...]

C2C FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE LINE UP FOR 2023

Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett and Lady A have been confirmed to headline the 2023 festival. C2C 2023 will once again take over The O2 London, 3Arena Dublin and The OVO Hydro, Glasgow next spring (March 10-12, 2023). The lineup will also feature Midland, Jordan Davis, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lainey Wilson, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lindsay Ell and Matt Stell.

KENNNY FOSTER SHARES LONG-AWAITED SECOND FULL-LENGTH ALBUM, SOMEWHERE IN MIDDLE AMERICA

The long-awaited second album from acclaimed U.S. singer-songwriter Kenny Foster, Somewhere In Middle America, produced by GRAMMY-winner Mitch Dane, is out worldwide to stream/download today - listen via Spotify / Apple Music / Amazon. Songs from the new album, which follows his breakthrough debut full-length release Deep Cuts (2017), include current single ‘Copy, Paste, Repeat’, 'Dreams Change’, and title track ‘Somewhere In Middle America’, which premiered on BBC Radio 2 earlier this year, with additional airplay including Planet Rock, RTÉ Radio One, BBC Radio Scotland and Soho Radio. On Somewhere in Middle America, Foster addresses the beauty and the limitations, the experiences and the challenges, facing those Midwesterners [...]

Breakout Artist Bri Fletcher Releases Debut EP ‘Chapter One’

Breakout artist Bri Fletcher is releasing her debut, seven song EP entitled Chapter One. Featuring a collection of Fletcher’s most popular previous releases including the hit track “Everything I’m Not,” Chapter One also includes a brand-new wedding version of “There’s Still Tomorrow” featuring Jake Hoot. Fletcher had a hand in writing each of the seven songs on the project while the tracks were produced by Justin Wantz, Elysse Yulo, Wes Strunk and Nate Alan.

LEO KOSTER BAND “Rickies Till Dawn”

L’Olanda è stata spesso crocevia e passaggio per i migliori musicisti americani nei loro tour europei e questo ha lasciato il segno su una scena che ha presentato ottimi esempi in particolar modo in ambito roots. Nella prima metà degli anni settanta c’è stata una stagione d’oro specialmente per il country-rock e nei Pesi Bassi sono transitati Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas e un po’ tutto il meglio tra coloro che hanno unito rock e radici con sagacia e forza interpretativa. Leo Koster è tra coloro che hanno meglio messo a frutto quella lezione mettendo a punto una [...]

BRENDAN MONAGHAN “Light From The Light That Never Ends”

Irlandese della Contea di Down, Brendan Monaghan è un musicista legato a filo doppio alla propria terra anche se nella sua musica c’è una buona dose di pop e cenni country. Dotato di una brillante vena melodica, Brendan Monaghan ha, nel corso di una carriera discografica che dura da circa un ventennio, regalato pagine di buon cantautorato grazie ad un approccio sensibile e un suono fresco e brillante, spesso vicino allo spirito di band come i Waterboys o di icone folk come Calum Sands. “Light From The Light That Never Ends” conferma tutto ciò e conferma anche il [...]

Nate Smith – ‘Whiskey On You’ (90m+ streams to date)

Lauded as the “breakup song of the summer” by Country Now and “an enormously satisfying country kiss-off anthem” by Stereogum, Nate Smith's new single 'Whiskey On You' is out now, with over 7.5 million global on-demand streams in its first week, and reaching No. 10 on the Country On-Demand Streaming Chart. The track also debuted inside the Billboard Hot 100 (all-genre) and No. 14 on the Hot Country Songs chart, marking Smith’s first career entry on the chart. He also re-entered Billboard's Emerging Artists chart at No. 1, becoming the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time. 'Whiskey On You' [...]

OUT NOW: Dariann Leigh “Jackson”

Dariann Leigh rediscovers her purpose through small town dreaming in her brand new single, "Jackson". Showcasing the real span of her songwriting ability through symbolism and country storytelling, the Karlstad, MN (population 713) native divulges real stories from her childhood, including times of just trying to figure our life and chasing her dreams.  “After moving to Nashville, I noticed people were always so intrigued with how I grew up, being from a place so small and with no stoplights,” says Dariann. “I loved growing up in a small town. And one day, I was just missing home, so I wrote this song, remembering the days I [...]

SKINNY DYCK “Palace Waiting”

Canadese dell’Alberta, Skinny Dyck è tra coloro che con grande passione, nonostante i budget limitati delle produzioni indipendenti, cerca di riportare la country music sui binari della tradizione, pur aggiungendo il suo tocco personale che a volte lo avvicina a certo indie folk. Dopo il debutto di un paio di anni fa intitolato “Get To Know Lonesome” è la volta di questa via di mezzo tra un ep e un album a lunga durata, otto brani che lo rivelano, per chi ancora non lo avesse incrociato, come autore sensibile e performer appassionato. La produzione, essenziale e azzeccata, è [...]

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