Album Review: K.T. Oslin, Simply

December 10, 2015 Ben Foster 2






On her first new release in 14 years, K.T. Oslin offers one new song and eight re-imagined incarnations of past singles and album cuts from throughout her thirty year career.






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Song Talk: Driving Away

July 24, 2014 Ben Foster 33






There are a lot of great country songs chronicling the breakup of a relationship, but it’s the female characters who have often shown a particular propensity for […]

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Album Review: Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan, Dos Divas

August 8, 2013 Ben Foster 6






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Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan
Dos Divas

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If you have a soft spot for the great country artists of the nineties – particularly the generation of mature, articulate women who ruled the genre for much of the decade – the announcement of a duets album between Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan was likely a tremendous cause for excitement.  With both ladies being second-generation country stars, Opry members, touring partners, and great friends, a studio collaboration would seem a natural progression, and the lofty potential is obvious.






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Retro Single Reviews: George Strait, 1990-1991

March 24, 2013 Kevin John Coyne 11






As the nineties began, George Strait was the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, a title noted on the belt buckle he wore on the cover of Livin’ it Up.

Around this time, Billboard switched to monitoring radio stations in real time, revealing just how often songs were really being played. So while all of his eighties #1 singles spent only a week at the top, all four of the #1 singles listed here spent multiple weeks in the penthouse, including two five-week runs at the top.

George Strait Love Without End Amen

“Love Without End, Amen”
1990
Peak: #1

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One of Strait’s most enduring hits, “Love Without End, Amen” foreshadowed the understated religiousness of future hits like “I Saw God Today.” A classic three act story song, it makes its point subtly and endearingly.






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