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FEBRUARY 5, 2016


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Billy Currington

It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To

A big beat underlies a terrific getting-over-you song that sees Billy mixing pathos and determination.



Vince Gill and Little Big Town

Take Me Down

The man with one of the world's biggest Grammy collections shows just why he's got them with this emotional take on love, complete with Little Big Town's stellar backing vocals and a track that could have come from Fleetwood Mac.



Randy Rogers Band

Neon Blues

Randy and the band bring just the right touch to a song dealing with one of country's well-traveled themes--heartache on the town.





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Brandy Clark

Girl Next Door

Brandy's many fans are hoping for her breakthrough as an artist to go along with her many successes as a writer. We're among them, as we watch to see if this edgy little number can be the ticket.


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Tim McGraw

Humble and Kind

Knowing that believability is his strong suit, Tim held off until he felt he could put the proper emotion into this terrific Lori McKenna song about living well, and his daughters' transitions to college life provided just the opportunity. Worth repeated listens.



Steven Tyler

Red White and You

After charting country with "Love Is Your Name," the Aerosmith front man is back with a rocking love song with a patriotic edge.


Drew Baldridge—Dance With Ya

Drew Baldridge

Dance With Ya

"Fun, real and positive" is how Drew describes his music, and those qualities are all over this danceable, horn-infused track.


Jennifer Nettles—Unlove You

Jennifer Nettles

Unlove You

For a woman who often applied her terrific pipes to lightweight pop, this big ballad finds Jennifer bringing nuanced, heartfelt vocals to bear on a terrific song.



Big & Rich / Feat. Tim McGraw

Lovin' Lately

On this, the third single from their "Gravity" CD, John and Kenny bring those unmistakable harmonies to bear on this tale of regret they wrote with and sing with their superstar buddy.


Drake White—Livin’ The Dream

Drake White

Livin' The Dream

What's it take to find happiness? Drake makes a great case for the simple things in this heartfelt look at love on a budget.


Charles Kelley W:Bentley and Paslay—The Driver

Charles Kelley w/Bentley and Paslay

The Driver


With Lady A on hiatus, Charles steps out with a terrific tune about his chosen profession, with help, and amazing harmonies, from two of contemporary country's finest.



Chris Janson

Power Of Positive Drinkin'


“Buy Me A Boat” was a bona fide phenomenon, and Chris--wisely, no doubt--follows it with a song that’s got the same laid-back, good-time feel.


Toby Keith

Beautiful Stranger

   Forgotten about Toby's way with a ballad? Get reacquainted with his softer side with this latest single from his CD, "35 MPH Town."


Lindsay Ell  By The Way

Lindsay Ell

By The Way


The latest from this terrific singer/writer/guitarist is a bit of girl power written with Barry Dean and Luke Laird.



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Joe Nichols

Freaks Like Me


The laid-back singer celebrates old-fashioned values with this one, and if you haven't seen the lyric video--well, do yourself a favor!