Bargain Hunter

Bargain Hunter: Trace Adkins, X (Today Only)

February 27, 2009 // 1 Comment

Trace Adkins’ new album, X, is being offered as part of Amazon’s Friday Five deal for today only. Our own Blake Boldt had this to say about Adkins’ latest album: “Although not a leading light in the genre, Adkins’ reputation as a reliable hitmaker has afforded him creative choices, and X demonstrates a surpassing ability to connect to the core concepts of country music. It’s an album that supplies more art and less compromise. With his flesh-and-blood depiction of a country boy, Adkins proves that he can take risks and be rewarded. If justice is served, his under-the-radar routine won’t be a permanent act.” So, head over to Amazon and grab an MP3 copy for just $5. Buying instructions: click on the big “Play” symbol to play the clips. When they start playing, a little box with information about the track will appear at the bottom of the box. Click Read More

Bargain Hunter: Gillian Welch (Today Only!)

February 16, 2009 // 4 Comments

Gillian Welch, Revival – $1.99 Folks, don’t even think twice about this one. If you are a country fan and don’t own Gillian Welch’s wonderful, rootsy debut album, you have no excuse for not clicking the box below and dropping 2 bucks on it. Don’t just take my word for it: listen to the clips and hear for yourself. Entertainment Weekly writer Chris Willman recently named Revival one of the “25 Country Albums You Need to Hear (Even if You Hate Country Music)”, if you need yet another opinion. Unless you’re worried about your little expenses adding up or you don’t like MP3s, you really have nothing to lose and much to potentially gain at this price. But the deal is only good today, so get going! Buying instructions: click on the big “Play” symbol to play the clips. When they start playing, a little box with information about the Read More

Bargain Hunter: Dierks Bentley, Dixie Chicks, Creedence Clearwater Revival

February 3, 2009 // 1 Comment

In an effort to help Country Universe readers build solid music libraries without denting their wallets too badly, we’ll periodically post run-downs of country-related bargains we spot at Amazon’s MP3 store. As with our single reviews, Each summary will be followed by a black widget with which you can listen to clips of the tracks or click through (via the “Buy MP3” button) to that item’s page at Amazon, where you can purchase it with just a few simple clicks. (Also note that you can have the mp3s go directly into your iTunes library if you install the Amazon MP3 Downloader – good stuff!). Also, please feel free to let us know in the comments if you find any internet bargains of your own (at Amazon or elsewhere). Without further ado: TONIGHT ONLY – Dierks Bentley, Feel That Fire – $3.99 I’d be lying if I told you the critics Read More

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