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Introducing Paul W. Dennis

August 26, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 0

Regular readers of Country Universe and Liberal Country Fan will recognize the name Paul W. Dennis, as he is the reader who most frequently comments on posts. I am happy to announce that Mr. Dennis

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Single Reviews: August 24, 2006

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BRAD PAISLEY, “She’s Everything” Every time I think he can’t make a more conscending love song, he surprises me. Is there any woman who’d really be touched by being compared to a pair of running

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Single Reviews: August 17, 2006

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BOB SEGER, “Wait For Me” Why is this being released to country radio? It’s not even good rock, let alone good country. CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON, “Love & Negotiation” Why does she sound so shrill? She’s

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Taboo: Prostitution and Country Music

August 11, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 4

Today a new feature debuts that will support the oft-repeated contention that country music deals with real life more deeply than nearly every other genre, with only hip-hop rivaling it in that regard. Taboo will

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Single Reviews: August 10, 2006

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BIG & RICH, “8th of November” They continue to expand their music sonically and thematically. This is the best war-themed song since “Travelin’ Soldier.” BLUE COUNTY, “Firecrackers and Ferris Wheels” This lead vocalist is an

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Essential 80’s: #25-#1

August 5, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 9

200 Essential 80’s Singles Part 8: #25-#1 #25 “A Little Good News” Anne Murray 1984 Peak: #1 Murray took home CMA Single of the Year with her surprisingly topical record wishing for better, more uplifting

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Single Reviews: August 3, 2006

August 3, 2006 Kevin John Coyne 1

Here’s the first batch of single reviews in a long time. Starting today, single reviews will be posted every Thursday. Dierks Bentley, “Every Mile A Memory” An encouraging preview of his forthcoming third album. He