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Single Reviews: May 21, 2005

May 21, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 1

BRICE LONG “It’s Only Monday” (Columbia) Another new artist. The song is solid, but the production is anemic. BROOKS & DUNN “Play Something Country” (Arista) When the hook is Ronnie Dunn howling like a dog,

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Single Reviews: May 16, 2005

May 16, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 0

Wow, there’s a lot of songs out there right now. It’s going to take two posts to catch up. Here’s the first half of the alphabet. ALAN JACKSON “The Talkin’ Song Repair Blues” (Arista) Clever

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Top 12 Songs of Faith

May 1, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 6

When CMT announced it would be counting down country music’s “Greatest Songs of Faith”, I was intrigued. Few genres are as rich in such songs as country music, and I was hoping for a list

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Top 12 Career-Slowing Albums

April 24, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 3

When an artist is riding high, it only takes one bad move for it to all come crumbling down. Often, one album is blamed for slowing down a strong career, if not stopping it completely.

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Loretta Lynn – Video Legend??

March 16, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 0

Okay, I just don’t get this. CMT is giving the Johnny Cash Visionary Award to Loretta Lynn this year. Originally called the Video Visionary Award, it’s supposed to honor artists who have expanded the music

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ACM Nominees Announced

March 4, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 0

For contemporary country artists, there’s no award more prestigious than the ACM Award. Except for the CMA Award. And the Grammy. Okay, at least it’s better than a Flameworthy. Voted on by radio and industry

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Say What? – Dolly Parton

March 2, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 1

Early candidate for best quote of 2005: “I think of country radio like a great lover. You were great to me. You bought me a lot of nice things, and then you dumped my ass

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Single Reviews: February 24, 2005

February 24, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 0

This week’s batch of singles are pretty strong. There are a lot of new artists who show potential; hopefully, we’ll get to hear more from them. Pick of the Week: Amber Dotson. TRICK PONY “It’s

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Single Reviews: February 12, 2005

February 12, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 0

The new Tim McGraw single soars above and beyond everything else that’s new at radio. Here’s a rundown: TIM McGRAW “Drugs Or Jesus” (Curb) The third and best single yet from his latest CD, Live

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Grammy Fever – Part 2

February 6, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 2

Anticipation for the Grammys continue to build – at least in my world, where the Super Bowl is a non-issue. Here’s a rundown of the other country categories that have my interest; again, my picks

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