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DISClaimer Single Reviews (11/9/11)

Considering that this is Country Music Week, you’d think some big-time stars would be shooting across the sky with new music. Instead, it’s the indie community that is bringing its A-game. […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (11/2/11)

Who ARE all you people? The woods are crawling with indies this week. Some of them are downright scary. But others are delightful surprises. […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (10/26/11)

Toby, Trace, Blake, Dolly, Merle and more—it’s all stars and no waiting in this week’s column. […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (10/19/11)

Look beyond our famous stars like Kings of Leon, Paramore, Sheryl Crow, Ke$ha, Ben Folds, Kim Carnes, Michael McDonald, Steve Cropper, Leon Russell, Donna Summer, Keb’ Mo’ and The Black Keys, and you’ll find that they are just the tip of a very, very large pop/rock iceberg in Music City. […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (10/12/11)

Top-tier country radio stars, the triumphant return of a veteran and a stunning debut album are all ingredients in this week’s audio recipe. […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (10/5/11)

I can’t remember a recent listening session with so many well-done platters. Jake Owen has the audio production to beat. Mark Willis has the week’s most striking song. Gloriana is glorious. Kenny Chesney’s bringing the star power. […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (9/28/11)

This week at the Convention Center, it’s round-the-clock picking and singing at the IBMA World of Bluegrass confab. Among the week’s highlights are the presentation of the IBMA Awards at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday evening. The discs in this week’s column all belong to nominees. […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (9/21/11)

Let’s take a break from the Music Row mainstream and listen to some platters that have, shall we say, a little more class?

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (9/14/11)

Country music has returned. With Sunny Sweeney, Merle Haggard and newcomer Glenn Kearney leading the charge, this listening session was packed with hard-core sounds. There’s not a pop platter in the stack. […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (9/7/11)

This edition of DisClaimer has exactly the right mixture of superstars, mid-levels and unknowns. […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (8/31/11)

This stack of platters contains everything from Johnny Rivers doing acoustic pop on a soul oldie to Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s new group swinging through a jazzbo Bob Wills standard. […]

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