Darius Rucker's success at country radio proves that country fans will allow a 'star' from another genre in if their intentions feel genuine, something that was obvious from the start. Does Darius cement his star status here?
After finding success as a songwriter, Randy Houser has stepped out onto the nation stage as an artist with his hit single "Anything Goes. Does his album of the same name suggest the arrival of a future star or is it more of the same?
With her current single "Should've Been Born With Wheels" rising up the charts, Oklahoma's Shawna Russell has released "Goddess." While it's rocking, the album has a lot of roots in country. Do these roots stand out?
Mark Wills has made a career out of singing heartfelt ballads and this album has its fair share of 'em. However, it also has quite a few more up-tempo tracks that he has loved to perform live. Does it make for an entertaining listen?
Heidi Newfield's debut solo single, "Johnny & June," was a Top 10 hit, making her the first female artist to place their debut single that high since Taylor Swift in 2005. "Cry Cry ('Til The Sun Shines)" is Heidi's follow-up single. Will it succeed or fail?
Blessed with the ability to turn plain words into musical poetry, Bruce Robison has carved out a highly-regarded career as a singer-songwriter. "The New World" is his latest album and has many of the hallmarks of his past albums along with a leaner, rawer sound.