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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?
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42nd CMA Award Nominees Announced

The list of nominees for the 41st annual CMA Awards was released and there were few surprises.  Kenny Chesney leads the nominees with 7 nominations including top noms for entertainer, male vocalist and album of the year.  Who else was nominated? click to find out.
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Hal Ketchum - Father Time

In an era of pro-tools, auto-tune and other forms of digital studio trickery, Hal Ketchum decided to record “Father Time” the old-fashioned way.  In the course of two days, Hal and band cranked out 14 tunes the old school way; live, in the studio, the singer with the band.
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New Artist Spotlight: Adam Gregory

Country music is full of young stars but most of the time, for whatever reason, the teen-aged stars are typically female.  Adam Gregory bucked that trend in Canada and now has broken through stateside. Read what he had to say about his career so far.