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Jake Owen: American Love

“Even so, this light weariness is a grace note to an album that ultimately is about sunlit good times, but it’s enough to give American Love some resonance.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Jason Aldean: They Don’t Know

“He seems settled in his skin, knowing he’s at his best in a maudlin minor key, and that shift is welcome even if it accidentally accentuates just how slowly They Don’t Know plods.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Blake Shelton: If I’m Honest

“…Shelton pulls off these romance tunes with a sly, masculine grace that complements the album’s sleek modern surfaces.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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The Cadillac Three: Bury Me in My Boots

“Perhaps the bro country sounds like a throwback but it’s executed well, and the Cadillac Three especially excel when they dig into hard, churning southern rock spiked with a hint of U2.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Florida Georgia Line: Dig Your Roots

“…by favoring a gentle touch, they emphasize their melodicism, which has always been their most appealing trait.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“Love Remains can be appreciated as a soothing bath but also rewards a close listen, a listen that reveals the deep feeling underpinning every track.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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David Nail-Fighter

“…a mature, confident record from a singer who sees no reason to grandstand.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Jeannie C. Riley: Harper Valley P.T.A.

“The album based on the multimillion-selling title track is a fine recording that goes beyond the obvious attraction to the Tom T. Hall classic.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Loretta Lynn: Full Circle

“As produced by her daughter and family friend, Lynn is in good, trusting hands who wish to present her at her best and, more or less, that’s precisely what Full Circle offers.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Granger Smith: Remington

“…Smith is something of a throwback himself: he’s a reminder of how pop-country sounded in the years between Garth Brooks and bro-country.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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“… The Traveling Kind is a rousing success and a deeply satisfying work.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Hunter Hayes: The 21 Project

“…The 21 Project suggests that no matter what the setting, Hunter Hayes is preternaturally gifted Nashville player who loves the machinations of the Music City as much as he loves the songs themselves.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Old Dominion: Meat and Candy

“Old Dominion is keenly aware of what constitutes contemporary country music in 2015, knowing that the pendulum is slowly swinging away from the swaggering confidence of bro country and toward a softer, sweeter pop that bears pronounced but understated hip-hop inflections.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Tim O’Brien: Pompadour

“The uptempo ‘The Water Is Wise’ closes out the album with some clapping beats and smiling lyrics.” –Washingtontimes.com/Eric Althoff Check our Catalog

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Tim McGraw: Damn Country Music

“… Damn Country Music, like so many other Tim McGraw albums, makes it seem as simple as breathing.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Carrie Underwood: Storyteller

“…Storyteller is no small album: it demands attention and it deserves it, too.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Blake Shelton : Re-loaded: 20 #1 hits

“…not only will this collection appeal to 2010s converts, it is true to who Shelton is in 2015.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Toby Keith: 35 MPH Town

“All of this winds up as mere flair on another reliable record, one where the ballads “What She Left Behind’ and ‘Haggard, Hank & Her’ just edge out the livelier ‘Good Gets Here’ and ‘Every Time I Drink I Fall in Love,’ songs that serve as welcome showcases for his sly humor. Moments like these […]

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Thomas Rhett: Tangled Up

“…Rhett may be a bit of an opportunist, but as his hit ‘Crash and Burn’ indicates, there’s a sly charm to his eager-to-please modern country: he’s a true pop artist, harnessing the trends of his time and turning them into music that’s hard to resist.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Clint Black: On Purpose

“The opening song ‘Time For That’ might be the album’s best, and seems to be Clint’s explanation for his extended hiatus through song. A spirited mandolin and good melody draw you in, but almost immediately you get the sense this album is going to be safe and straightforward in the production.” -Savingcountrymusic.com Check our Catalog

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