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Kristy Lee Cook - Why Wait

Like six other people, Kristy Lee Cook has used the American Idol platform to realize her dream of a country music career.  From the beginning of the show it was obvious that Cook was one of the most commercially ready packages of the seventh season, after only the winner David Cook and runner-up David Archuleta. While commercially viable
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Darius Rucker, Kristy Lee Cook lead new releases this week

It's the last week of summer yet it feels like the fall release schedule is upon us as high profile releases are starting to rapidly appear on store shelves.  Darius Rucker, Kristy Lee Cook, Eric Durrance and Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicolson are out of the gates this week
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Eric Durrance - Angels Fly Away

Eric Durrance first came to the attention of Wind-up Records as a solo artist yet somehow he ended up fronting the band Big Dismal before going solo again as the flagship artist for Wind-Up Records Nashville.  "Angels Fly Away" is an 11 song collection of co
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New Artist Spotlight: Craig Hand

Craig Hand came onto the national country music scene in 2006 with the single "Direct Connect."  With one album and a failed label deal under his belt, Craig Hand has since released "Satisfy You" with a new label.  He recently sat down and candidly discussed his career with us.
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Brandon Rhyder - This Ain't It

Relative newcomer Brandon Rhyder premiers his single "This Ain't It." The record, like so many others, urges a loved one not to leave.  While it features a similar theme, Rhyder offers up a strong vocal on the song.  Is a strong voice enough?
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Roughstock Interview: Charlie Allen

Independence. We all strive for it.  Despite music still being in label-artist models, all artists still want independence. But the strong artists recognize the need to have a good team around them.  In a candid interview, River Run Records' artist Charlie Allen discusses them and other industry
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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?