The Shootouts mission with Bullseye was simply to create an album that puts a smile on listeners’ faces — music that helps them escape from the difficult times they’ve recently faced.
Jesse Terry’s seventh album, When We Wander, is the first he wrote since becoming a parent. So it’s no surprise the family theme courses through many of its 12 songs. His music career has been a family project ever since he became a full-time touring artist a decade ago.
Against the backdrop of a universally difficult 2020, songwriter John Smith found himself facing personal and unrelenting change. With his touring schedule of two hundred days a year suddenly on indefinite hiatus, for the first time, John was home.
Do you like Memphis Soul? Classic Country? Old school Punk? Contemporary Alt-Rock? What if I told you a band could incorporate all those elements into one comprehensive sound?
Some of the best and most authentic music you will ever hear tends to range toward the indie side of things, and Country music is no exception. As far as authentic, talented singer/songwriters go, it doesn’t get much better than Bri Bagwell.
Will Kimbrough has been anything but lazy during the pandemic. When COVID-19 sent him home in the spring of 2020, Will was not defeated. He did not sit back and feel for sorry for himself. What he did do was make what perhaps amounts to his best album yet, Spring Break.
When you think of guitar, which artists do you think of? I suppose it’s all a matter of opinion, really. That said, Jerry Douglas is one of the top players out there today, and has been for 40 some odd years.
Country music darling, Sunny Sweeny, has managed to stay pretty busy during “COVID times,” having released a live album this past fall and has been in the studio since August working on her new record.
There is a new crop of wonderfully talented and charismatic young stars within Country music. Tiffany Ashton, is one of those young stars. Still early in her career, Tiffany is already well decorated, having won multiple awards and is even a Grammy voter.
Beyond that, some of us have artists that are particularly special to us. For one reason or another, their words resonate, and sometimes their music will define or even soundtrack entire portions of our lives. For better or worse, certain places and memories will always be tied to their music, and for me one of those songwriters is Chris Knight.