Hard Way (1992)
Clint Black's third CD is aptly named--in the two years that passed between his second release and THE HARD WAY, Black went through a messy breakup with his manager, endured reports that he'd fathered an illegitimate child, and met and ...
Smooth Sailin' (1980)
Urban cowboy T.G. Sheppard may no longer be a household name, but his late-1970s and early-'80s popularity is easily understood on the strength of this collection of smoothly delivered, occasionally sentimental, often sexy country songs, originally released in 1980. The ...
Kern River/Amber Waves of Grain (2010)
Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the Country Music icon on one CD: Amber Waves Of Grain and Kern River (both originally released in 1985). One of the most successful and prolific Country artistes of all time, ...
Guitar Man (2002)
Recording information: Malaco Recording Studios, Jackson, MS; Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, AL.
Personnel: Karen Brown (vocals); Harvey Thompson (tenor, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Larry Byrom, Milton Campbell, Reggie Young (guitar, guitars); Jimmy Johnson (guitar); Jimmy Johnson (guitars); Clayton Ivey (grand ...
Wayfarin' Stranger (2012)
Photographer: Larry Miller .
Arranger: Burton Akers.
Personnel: Greg English (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin); Mark Casstevens, B. James Lowry (acoustic guitar); Larry Byrom, Reggie Young (electric guitar); Mike Johnson , John Hughey (steel guitar); Jenny Lynn Young (cello); Gary Prim (strings, ...
Steal Another Day (2003)
Steve Wariner is one of Nashville's most mild-mannered and soft-spoken artists, but beyond this simple humility lies a talent that continues to evolve and to create beauty. Indeed, Wariner is just as at ease penning the profound as he is ...
Politics, Religion and Her (1996)
Kershaw possesses a deft melodicism, a wry sense of humor and a voice that could melt a glacier. On POLITICS, RELIGION AND HER, which features the pop-country hits "Vidalia" and "Meant To Be," he uses those gifts to produce an ...
Breezy Stories (1973)
This is one of the better albums to come out of the '70s in the singer/songwriter genre. ~ Kenneth M. Cassidy
Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios and Regent Sound Studios, New York, and American Sound Studios, Memphis, Tennessee.
Personnel includes: Danny ...
Strong Enough (2002)
With 2002's STRONG ENOUGH, Travis Tritt continues building on the success of his 2000 comeback DOWN THE ROAD I GO. Although his acceptance into the inner sanctum of Music Row remains a foregone conclusion, Tritt continues to cling to the ...
Cat Stevens bounced back from the lackluster Numbers with an album of pop/rock songs that brought his usual rhythmic folk-rock into contemporary style with the Muscle Shoals rhythm section, a snappy Dave Kershenbaum production, and lots of synthesizers. Most of ...
Drift Away/Loving Arms (2011)
Raven's 2011 two-fer combines Dobie Gray's 1972 album Drift Away and its 1973 sequel Loving Arms, adding three bonus tracks -- "Hey Dixie," "So High (Rock Me Baby and Roll Me Away)," "The Music's Real (Mentor's Song)" -- from 1974's ...
Burnin' the Roadhouse Down (1998)
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
"Holes In The Floor Of Heaven" was nominated for a 1999 Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song.
In an industry of questionable aesthetic integrity, Steve Wariner is the ...
Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof (1994)
Travis Tritt, the personable country-rocker, has released another solid offering with his fifth album TEN FEET TALL AND BULLETPROOF. Known for his verbal run-ins with various non-traditional country artists and others, it is not surprising to hear the theme of ...
Shoot from the Heart (2006)
Liner Note Author: Con Hunley.
Recording information: Sound Shop Studios, Nashville, TN.
Personnel: Reggie Young (electric guitar); Randy McCormick (Hammond b-3 organ, keyboards); Larry Paxton (bass guitar); Tim Hunley, Kenny Hunley (background vocals); B. James Lowry (acoustic guitar); John Hughey (steel guitar); ...
Rebels Without a Clue (1988)
David Bellamy shows the depth of his songwriting talents, particularly in "The Courthouse," "The Andy Griffith Show," and the autobiographical "When the Music Meant Everything." Firm images and lots of conviction are here. ~ Tom Roland
Recording information: Emerald Studio; SoundStage ...
I'm Still the Same (2002)
Even those who remember her performances as copilot of the soulful all-star revue called Delaney & Bonnie & Friends will be startled by the intensity of this comeback album. With full-throated, empathetic vocals throughout I'm Still the Same, Bramlett connects ...
Wings to Walk This Road (2003)
Slotting squarely into the inspirational smooth soul category, singer/songwriter/keyboardist Stoddart serves up a polished -- arguably too polished -- debut that takes few chances but should satisfy most listeners looking for quality music in that genre. He possesses a rich, ...
Party Doll and Other Favorites (1999)
Usually, an artist will save live versions and hard-to-find songs for a box set, but Mary Chapin Carpenter has never played by the rules. Ostensibly a "greatest hits" package, PARTY DOLL is a creative collection that's a must-have for any ...
Southern Star (1989)
In the early '80s, Alabama broke the country music mold, blending Southern rock and radio-friendly pop with traditional country and bluegrass. However, by the time SOUTHERN STAR was released in 1989, Alabama was nearing its commercial peak; the '90s were ...
Volume One/Volume Two (1997)
In 1996, Edsel released Volume One/Volume Two, which contained two complete albums -- Volume One, originally released on MCA, and Volume Two, originally released on JMI in 1974 -- by country legend Don Williams on one compact disc. ~ Tim ...
Rockin' Side (2002)
In February of 2002, Warner/Rhino offered up two Travis Tritt compilations, one spotlighting his "Rockin' Side," the other his "Lovin' Side." Titles don't come much clearer than that, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that both compilations deliver on ...
Best of Herbie Mann (1970)
It is probably true that no single LP could definitively sum up all of the directions that Herbie Mann explored in the swingin' '60s, but this one -- part of a sprawling 1970 Atlantic Jazz Anthology series and transferred intact ...
I Will Stand (1997)
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
On this, his fourth release, contemporary country singer Kenny Chesney proves that he's got the kind of consistent musical vision and overall stick-to-itiveness that are necessary to make a permanent mark in ...
Take Me Like I Am (2009)
A great new addition to your collection - Johnny Horton "Take Me Like I Am - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight" gathers together the Singing Fisherman's best early hillbilly bop and proto-rockabilly numbers. You won't find Battle Of New Orleans, ...
No More Looking over My Shoulder (1998)
The impressive title track paints a portrait of an angry, lonely man who finally learns how to knock the chip off his shoulder. The bookend is the outstanding closer "The Road To You," a testament to the healing power of ...