Reviews

Jake Owen, ‘Endless Summer’ – Album Review
The very nature of the EP lends itself more to an artist's most faithful supporters than middling fans looking for an entry point into a new style or sound. Jake Owen's 'Endless Summer' EP allows his warm weather party with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw to last a little longer, bu…
Curtis Grimes, ‘Smile’ – Song Review
It's been 15 months since Curtis Grimes was eliminated from 'The Voice.' The Team Cee Lo singer has been playing live around Texas and the southeast while honing his songwriting chops. Country music was something of a plan B for the Texan, and while he shows pure talent, his new singl…
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Asleep At The Wheel Review
We are lucky to have quite a few legends playing the Albany Area in 2012. Last night (9/27/2012), at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, we received a visit from two bands that have stood the test of time making their own unique brand of music appeal to fans of all ages and all genres.
Little Big Town, ‘Tornado’ – Song Review
'Tornado' is a bold choice for Little Big Town's next single, as it takes on another storm song from a country music superstar with more clout -- Carrie Underwood. As an album, 'Tornado' is sharp and uncompromising, so this brashness should come as no surprise. Few will argu…
Easton Corbin, ‘All Over the Road’ – Album Review
It's easy to heap praise on Easton Corbin's sophomore album for the same reasons fans and critics enjoyed his self-titled debut. 'All Over the Road' is full of traditional country music that goes down like a spoonful of George Strait's sugar. However, Corbin misses an opport…
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Merry Go Round’ – Song Review
The story goes like this: Texas teen auditions for 'Nashville Star,' doesn't win but uses the experience as motivation to sharpen her pen so that she can release her own melodic country music years later. The result strikes deep; right to the bone. It's uncomfortably close to rea…
The Avett Brothers, ‘The Carpenter’ – Album Review
The first three songs on 'The Carpenter,' the new studio album from the Avett Brothers, might be as close to perfect as one will find on a country (or country leaning) album in 2012. All three stick with you like a first kiss with the love you're meant to share your life with. You&apo…
Tailgating In Style! The Ultimate Event Experience
Today at the station, The Armada Group, a company out of Saratoga, is setting up their executive tailgating experience right in out parking lot! I can't tell you how cool these trailers are or how bad I want to use one for an event. I think you will totally agree.
Kix Brooks, ‘New to This Town’ – Album Review
If nothing else, the 12 songs on 'New to This Town' -- the first solo album from Kix Brooks in 23 years -- serve as reminder that we really don't know the mustachioed half of Brooks and Dunn very well. The project is is downright rowdy, and Brooks is a more colorful singer than he sho…
Gloriana, ‘Can’t Shake You’ – Song Review
Gloriana’s new single ‘Can’t Shake You’ takes time to build, but by the second verse, the trio is able to put real hurt into a mid-tempo song about failed love and regret. The second-to-last chorus finds a Gossin brother (Tom, Mike… who ca…

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