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Dan Milliken’s Top 20 Singles of 2008

December 23, 2008 Dan Milliken 6

Let’s do this, y’all. You’ll recognize some of these write-ups from our collective list, but others weren’t posted there or were cut down for that list. This is my “Director’s Cut” version, you might say

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Top Ten Albums of 2008

December 22, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 24

In a year where excellent mainstream country albums were few and far between, there were still many wonderful projects waiting to be discovered by listeners willing to look for them.    Among all releases, mainstream and

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Discussion: SoundScan Sound Off

December 17, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 30

In this era of rampant piracy and economic recession, things aren’t looking good for the music industry.   We don’t post too often about the business side of the music business here, as we tend to

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George Strait, Troubadour

December 3, 2008 Guest Contributor 9

George Strait Troubadour A paragon of consistency, George Strait debuted in 1981, just as the Urban Cowboy fad was fading. But Strait, a true-to-life Texas buckaroo, is no fad, and judging by his newest album, Troubadour, he’s surely not fading. Strait

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Review: George Strait, “River of Love”

November 11, 2008 Guest Contributor 6

Country icon George Strait follows the title track of his latest album, Troubadour, with the new, calypso-laced “River of Love.” Troubador is light on radio-friendly material, and MCA leaves the Patty Loveless duet (“House of Cash”) and

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Jamey Johnson, That Lonesome Song

August 10, 2008 Guest Contributor 8

Jamey Johnson That Lonesome Song That Lonesome Song is the disc that music industry executives will spin when they leave a day’s work of selling the music of the latest flash-in-the-pan. It is the record

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