The original version of “I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders is a love anthem that is part tenderness, part defiance. In covering this standard from the early nineties, Carrie Underwood transforms it into a
Here’s what’s been catching my attention today: Album Reviews City Girl, Country Girl has high praise for the new John Prine & Mac Wiseman release Standard Songs For Average People: The sound of the album
Joe Nichols, “Another Side of You” Nichols is the perfect singer for material like this. The song manages to sing of loving a woman’s weaknesses without condescension and of her daily challenges with quite a
Carmen Rasmusen, “Nothin’ Like Summer” Sweet and nostalgic, the debut single from season two American Idol finalist Carmen Rassmusen bounces along pleasantly. Her vocal is actually stronger when she isn’t squeezing in the high note
Keith Anderson, “Sunday Morning in America” Remember that Craig Morgan hit “That’s What I Love About Sunday”? How about the Johnny Cash classic “Sunday Morning Coming Down”? Two completely different portraits of the Lord’s day
Worth Reading: April 21, 2007 There are some interesting stories, reviews and opinion pieces floating around the ‘net this week, many of which deal with what’s been talked about on Country Universe in recent days.