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Heaven Can Wait: Songs of experience from John Prine, Willie Nelson, Oak Ridge Boys

By the end of his witty and wistful new album, Tree of Forgiveness, John Prine has managed to squeak his way into Heaven, where he proceeds to play songs, smoke cigarettes, and forgive everyone who ever wronged him. 1,336 more words

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Album Review - Brandi Carlile's By the Way, I Forgive You


Artist: Brandi Carlile
Title: By the Way, I Forgive You
Genre: Singer-Songwriter Americana
Release Date: February 16, 2018
Length: 43 min.
Label: Low Country Sound/Elektra… 1,124 more words
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Jason Isbell and the Changing Country

Walking into a hall where Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit perform is a semi-religious experience. Usually, there’s a brightly lit sign featuring an anchor and dove hanging over center stage that’s reminiscent of a tabernacle devoted to all of the redemption and growth of the human experience. 959 more words

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Ashley Monroe: Sparrow (2018) - Album Review

The artistic dominance of country gals continues. As Ashley Monroe’s vocals flutter above the strings and piano that adorn this album, I’m reminded that hers is perhaps the prettiest voice of all the great country women to emerge this century. 390 more words

Out of the Past: Ashley Monroe's Sparrow, reviewed

If anyone’s going to make a countrypolitan record in 2018, let it be Ashley Monroe—who, as a singer, songwriter, and record-maker, is unparalleled at finding common ground between country traditionalism and country modernism. 874 more words

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Classic Review - Sturgill Simpson's 'Metamodern Sounds in Country Music'

As more time passes, the impact of this album continues to grow. Who would have thought a sophomore release from a relatively unknown independent artist from Kentucky in 2014 would change the country music landscape? 1,063 more words

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John Prine Continues To Be Great on His Newest Album, 'The Tree of Forgiveness'

John Prine had a lot to live up to on his newest album, The Tree of Forgiveness, which was released this past Friday. With contemporaries such as Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash, Prine is expected to write the kind of songs that stir up a range of emotions within his audience – don’t worry though, he most certainly delivered. 507 more words

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