It’s America, not rocket science. Rodney Atkins’s third studio album, It’s America, is rife with the kind of relentlessly upbeat everyman tunes that made the last album a huge success. But will that success continue here?
Jimmy Wayne scored his record deal by singing "Sara Smile" so it's only natural that he'd eventually release that song on an album and as a single. How does the rest of the album stand-up to the remake of a classic pop song?
You better take this from me: Carrie Underwood’s Play On is like a disease. This disease is one that assaults your senses so that you are now listening to contemporary country pop record. Is this good or bad? Or is it both?
Hey, look, it's a new song from Heartland. Yeah, you know, Heartland. That group that got that one wedding song to #1? No, you're thinking of Big & Rich. Heartland did "I Loved Her First." Where are they now, you ask? They're releasing this song.
For every silly nonsensical song that gets popular on country music radio, there are just as many songs with messages or thoughtful musings on life. "Juliana" is one of the latter songs and as far as true debut singles go, it certainly is a memorable one.
Newcomer Richie Fields returns with his second single from his upcoming album on Joint Journey Records. Does the baritone vocalist, who recalls classic stylists, have a winner on his hands with "Losing You?" Will the song find a home at country radio?
Like the show's bigger sister "American Idol," CMT's "Can You Duet" culminates with the winner's single being released to purchase and radio. Unlike "Idol," Can You Duet's songs are usually something fans want to listen to. Is Steel Magnolia's song worth listening to?
With "Love Lives On," MCA Records is trying to beat the 'glass-ceiling' at country radio with this 22-year-old newcomer. Can this single, which tugs at the heart strings, break through when so many other female artists haven't been able to? Should it?