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Fun Summer Reading: Earl Dibbles Jr. — ‘If You’re City, If You’re Country’

Earl Dibbles Jr. — ‘If You’re City, If You’re Country’ Hilarious. And oh, too true. That describes the fun summer reading provided by Earl Dibbles, Jr., If You’re City, If You’re Country. Earl Dibbles Jr. is the comedy alter-ego of country singer Granger Smith. The book is full of comic truths from Earl Dibbles Jr., matched … Continue reading


The Earls of Leicester: ‘Live at The CMA Theater in The Country Music Hall of Fame’ — Due September 28

Four-Time IBMA Entertainers of the Year to Release First Live Album The Earls of Leicester, the Grammy award-winning sextet that comprises some of the finest musicians in bluegrass, will release their third album, Live at The CMA Theater in The Country Music Hall of Fame, September 28 on Rounder Records. Track “Long Journey Home” is … Continue reading


The Band On The Rise Has Arrived: An Interview With The Davisson Brothers Band

Theirs is a gritty, energetic sound. It’s the sound of Southern-rocking loyalty. It’s the keeping-it-real sound of hard-working, proud-of-the-work-they-do, Americans. If Westerns had been set in the hills back east, these guys would have given the cowboys a run for their money when it comes to honest-to-goodness role models, for theirs is the contagious sound … Continue reading


‘An Article From Life’ — Lefty Frizzell Box Set, Stands As The Ultimate Collection Of The Country Music Hall Of Famer’s Music

Weighing in at an extraordinary 361 tracks, this 20-CD retrospective contains all of Frizzell’s LP, single and unissued session recordings, including newly discovered material, and a 264-page hardback biography. U.S. street date is October 19th. Bear Family Records has long showed its love for Lefty Frizzell. The award-winning reissue label compiled its first Frizzell compilation … Continue reading


New Country: Mike Aiken — ‘Wayward Troubadour’

Mike Aiken — Wayward Troubadour There’s nothing wayward about singer/songwriter/guitarist Mike Aiken’s new album, Wayward Troubadour. It is not difficult, nor stubborn. In fact it is entirely agreeable. There are moments of unpredictability, however, but they only add to the refreshing quality of this sunny collection of songs. The troubadour label fits, with Aiken clearly an … Continue reading