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THE ROOTS OF POPULAR MUSIC: THE RALPH S. PEER STORY, Delivers First Complete Musical Survey Of Pioneering A&R Man, Producer And Publisher

Three-disc box chronicles Peer’s role in popularizing blues, country, jazz, Latin, R&B and rock, featuring timeless artists including Mamie Smith, Jimmie Rodgers, Lefty Frizzell, Tito Puente, Billie Holiday, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Wynton Marsalis, Bob Dylan and many more Box sets have existed since music was first etched into shellac discs, but never has one … Continue reading

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AMERICA’S HERITAGE: Home Recordings/Demos 1970-1973 Contains Home Recordings And Unissued Songs From First Three Albums

Set features 16 tracks — ten previously unissued — including a hidden bonus: an a cappella version of the band’s first #1 single, “A Horse With No Name” Sons of U.S. servicemen stationed in England, Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek met in high school in 1967. The three teenagers ultimately formed a band that was … Continue reading

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Country Legend Ian Tyson’s New Song — “You Should Have Known”

Legendary Canadian western singer-songwriter Ian Tyson records “You Should Have Known,” a song that unapologetically celebrates the hard living, hard drinking, hard loving cowboy life. Written by Nashville’s Pat McLaughlin and featuring veteran session-man Charlie McCoy, the song yodels, slides and two-steps through the country music foothills, peaking with the raw emotions of a lifestyle … Continue reading

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Dustin Lynch’s “Small Town Boy” Continues Chart Reign For Third Week

DUSTIN LYNCH has earned his title as “one of Country music’s most reliable hit makers” (Tennessean) as his FIFTH consecutive #1 “Small Town Boy” remains in the top spot of the Billboard Country Aircheck chart for a third week and continues to dominate the Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country Airplay chart for a second week as the … Continue reading

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Sean McConnell — ‘Undone’

Sean McConnell — Undone Label: Rounder Records There is something downright life-affirming about Sean McConnell’s highly anticipated new release, Undone. It is a re-recording of his self-titled album from last summer, but it is so much more than that. Maybe it’s the ideas conveyed, perhaps it’s the emotion precisely expressed, or maybe it’s the almost unfamiliar-in-2017-humanity … Continue reading

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New Bluegrass: The Grascals – ‘Before Breakfast’

The Grascals – Before Breakfast Label: Mountain Home Music Company Before Breakfast, the spirited new album from The Grascals, finds the bluegrass band at a career high point (including three Grammy nominations and two Entertainer of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association), and I certainly won’t be alone in hailing the band’s infectious energy … Continue reading