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Blake Shelton, Startin’ Fires

November 18, 2008 Guest Contributor 2

Blake Shelton Startin’ Fires Blake Shelton’s fifth album, Startin’ Fires, finds the Oklahoma native discovering his niche as a smooth operator with the slightest hint of a wild side.  He’s polished his musical personality without

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Discussion: Faith on Christmas

November 17, 2008 Guest Contributor 36

Soundcheck is an original live music series that features top artists in a variety of artists, and their recent feature revolved around Faith Hill.  From a Soundcheck news release, Deck the halls. Soundcheck celebrates the

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Interview: Randy Houser

November 17, 2008 Guest Contributor 7

Tomorrow marks the release of Randy Houser’s debut disc, Anything Goes, a contemporary country album in a traditional vein.  Houser has gained fame through his performance on The Late Show with David Letterman and his

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Discussion: Music Pricing

November 16, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 14

I caught this Kid Rock quote in the current Entertainment Weekly: Like the Beatles, AC/DC, and Garth Brooks, Rock eschews today’s most popular digital-music portal, though he happily admits to owning major stock in Apple

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Matraca Berg

November 16, 2008 Guest Contributor 0

When women became the dominant creative force in country music during the mid-nineties, it wasn’t just on the strength of their vocal talents, but also because of their excellent choice of material. No single songwriter

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