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Grammy Grace and Gratitude

December 8, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 8

Eschewing the “I never wanted it one anyway” posing of one of his most prominent peers, Kenny Chesney is loudly proclaiming his joy in getting a Grammy nomination: “I’m not gonna say that I gave

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Discussion: Recommend a Track

December 5, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 12

Tonight’s Recommend a Track, “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?”, has been recorded three times by its songwriter Dolly Parton.  First, as a solo tune, it was the B-side to the 1982 version of “I

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Don Schlitz

October 11, 2008 Guest Contributor 4

Few songwriters in Nashville have reached the dizzying heights of Don Schlitz. His mantle full of awards and his prominence on the charts for the better part of three decades has made Schlitz an integral

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Randy Travis, Around the Bend

August 4, 2008 Leeann Ward 2

Randy Travis Around the Bend After spending significant time immersed in the world of gospel music, Randy Travis has released his first album in nine years that includes secular themes. This is not to say,

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Randy Travis, “Faith In You”

March 14, 2008 Leeann Ward 19

As a point of interest, “Faith In You” is being offered as a free download on as a show of appreciation to his dedicated fans over the years. For the record, I am one

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Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride

November 4, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 16

Carrie Underwood Carnival Ride Carrie Underwood’s been spending a lot of her time lately rebutting her detractors, or as she calls them, “the haters.”  Let me go on the record and say, I’m not a

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