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Dixie Chicks, “The Long Way Around”

January 9, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 16

Dixie Chicks, “The Long Way Around” The Chicks pen and deliver their very own emancipation proclamation with this phenomenal single. Opening with an acoustic guitar hook that borrows heavily from “Go Your Own Way”, the

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Carrie Underwood, “Wasted”

January 4, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 6

Carrie Underwood, “Wasted” The fourth official country single from the mega-selling Some Hearts is also the album-opener, and it’s a strongly written declaration that life must have a purpose, or it will have been wasted.

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Surprise Hits & Misses of 2006

January 1, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 0

2006 was a year of surprises on the charts, with some new albums wildly exceeding expectations. Here are some particularly successful projects that weren’t expected to do so well, along with some unexpected misses that

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Review: Sugarland, “Settlin'”

January 1, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 5

Sugarland, “Settlin’” Lead singer Jennifer Nettles is absolutely on fire here, turning in a scorching performance that almost makes you forget that this is basically a rewrite of “Something More”, right down to the obligatory

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