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Single Review: Jennifer Nettles, “Sugar”

July 24, 2015 Ben Foster 18

“Sugar” Jennifer Nettles Written by Brandy Clark, Jessie Jo Dillon, and Jennifer Nettles A remarkable performance elevates an unremarkable song. If “Sugar” given a perfunctory performance by a lesser vocalist, I might not enjoy it at all.

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Daily Top Five: Kentucky Country

June 5, 2015 Ben Foster 11

This week in 1792, Kentucky became the fifteenth state to join the union. It’s also the state that two Country Universe writers – Jonathan Keefe and myself – call home. Kentucky is well known as the

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Single Review: Maddie & Tae, “Fly”

March 4, 2015 Ben Foster 16

Maddie & Tae “Fly” Written by Taylor Dye, Maddie Marlow and Aaron Scherz Maddie & Tae made a big, bold, attention grabbing statement with their breakthrough hit “Girl in a Country Song”, which rocked and

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In Memoriam: Dawn Sears, 1961-2014

December 12, 2014 Ben Foster 6

We at Country Universe are very saddened to hear that Dawn Sears passed away yesterday at age 53 after a battle with lung cancer. She is survived by her husband Kenny Sears and their daughter Tess.

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