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Aaron Watson - Love Makin' Song

Aaron Watson has developed a strong fanbase in Texas and that has allowed him to follow his own muse independent of a record label in Nashville. Despite that, "Love Makin' Song" may be his most commercial single yet.  Will it be a breakout hit for Amarillo's native son?
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Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin' Bones

Rattlin’ Bones, the new album from Kasey Chambers and her husband Shane Nicholson is a quite reminder of how good a country album can be when it is stripped back to its purist and most simple form.   Rootsy, almost bluegrass, instrumentation permeates the entire release giving it an Appalachian feel that is acc
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Darius Rucker - Learn To Live

On the cusp of a #1 song with "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," Darius Rucker, better known as the singer of some band named "Hootie," has certainly made an impression with county music fans. Is the album, "Learn To Live," as good or better than the single?
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New Artist Spotlight: Eli Young Band

With the release of Major label debut "Jet Black & Jealous" imminent, Eli Young Band's Mike Eli took the time out of his busy schedule to talk with Roughstock about his band's roots, the recording process behind the new album and addressed those who think the band has sold out. 
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Billy Currington - Don't

Billy Currington didn't fare with his last single "Tangled Up." Working from his forthcoming Little Bit of Everything album, the Georgia native offers up "Don't," a plea for reconciliation. Is it a plea worth listening to?
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Jason Boland & The Stragglers - Comal County Blue

Jason Boland & The Stragglers have been making records for about a decade now and, like any band, they've endured many highs and just about as many lows.  Completely sober for the first time, Boland chronicles some of those hig
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Julianne Hough - My Hallelujah Song

Julianne Hough Danced into the hearts of country music fans with "That Song In My Head."  While only a Top 20 single, it was enough for the Dancing With The Stars dancer to score a Number One album.  "My Hallelujah Song" is her follow-up single.  Is it any good?
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Monty Lane Allen - Back In The High Life

If you were to tell me that an artist was going to cover an 1980's rock song, Steve Winwood's "Back In The High Life Again" wouldn't have even registered on my barometer. Yet that's what country newcomer Monty Lane Allen has done.  Is it any good?
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Austin Law - Neon Halo

"Neon Halo" is the national debut for California band Austin Law.  Mixing in traditional country instrumentation and melodies, the band goes for the gusto with harmony vocals.  If this sounds like Diamond Rio's approach it is.  But can Austin Law match that gold standard?