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Pistol Annies, ‘Hush Hush’ – Song Review
The themes found on 'Hush Hush' -- the new single from the Pistol Annies' anticipated sophomore album 'Annie Up' -- work within the portrait of the hard luck, rural America that the trio of women painted on 'Hell on Heels.' One recognizes a few characters, but one …
Justin Moore, ‘Point at You’ – Song Review
Justin Moore's lead single from his third studio album is a familiar combination of all of his best songs. It's the well-meaning bad boy in 'How I Got to Be This Way' meeting the soft and sensitive lover in ''Til My Last Day.' Fans familiar with Moore&apo…
Sheryl Crow, ‘Easy’ – Song Review
Sheryl Crow's new country single 'Easy' is as advertised. It's easy to be seduced by Crow's carefree warmth and laid-back style. It's easy to overlook the effective songwriting, and it's easy to fall into her story again and again.
Brad Paisley, ‘Beat This Summer’ – Song Review
Brad Paisley wasn't joking when he said he was working to push himself places never gone before on his upcoming album, 'Wheelhouse.' The second single, 'Beat This Summer,' is a double-take sort of record in that after it begins, you do a double-take toward your stereo or com…
Jason Aldean, ‘1994’ – Song Review
Jason Aldean's nostalgic trip to a time of mullets and loud, heavily-starched cowboy shirts is a fun novelty on the 'Night Train' album. But if '1994' had a cinematic equivalent from that same year, it'd be 'It's Pat.' Like the movie, the song is cute the…
Eric Church Keeps It Simple in ‘Like Jesus Does’ Video
Eric Church's video for 'Like Jesus Does' is one of the most simple and spare videos in recent memory. But what it lacks in visuals it makes up for in its heft. It's just Church, without his signature aviator shades, seated in front of a microphone, strumming away at his guitar. He's wearing a skull…
Gary Allan, ‘Pieces’ – Song Review
If Gary Allan's chart-topper 'Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)' was optimistic, his follow-up single 'Pieces' is downright plucky. The uptempo country-rocker may be the most contented single he's ever released.

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