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David Nail, “Red Light”

February 22, 2009 Dan Milliken 39

There’s a potentially interesting song underneath all the lyrical unfocus and musical melodrama that couch David Nail’s third bid to country radio. The story is this: a girl breaks up with a guy while the

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Jessica Simpson, “Pray Out Loud”

February 22, 2009 Guest Contributor 4

One probably thought they knew what to expect from Jessica Simpson on her latest  single, “Pray Out Loud,” simply by reading the title: The big-voiced former Christian pop singer was going to put forth her

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Shania Twain, “What a Way to Wanna Be!”

February 22, 2009 Kevin John Coyne 1

I was inspired to recommend Shania Twain’s “What a Way to Wanna Be!” after seeing this new Dove commercial: httpv:// The track comes from her excellent fourth album Up!, which was released in three different

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Gloriana, “Wild at Heart”

February 21, 2009 Dan Milliken 32

Do I need to point out the obvious? A two-guy, two-girl harmony group who play rustically instrumented music that sounds heavily influenced by late 70’s/early 80’s pop-rock? I mean, I’m sorry, but is it this

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Jessica Harp, “Boy Like Me”

February 21, 2009 Dan Milliken 8

Well, color me surprised. I wasn’t expecting much in the way of personality from That Other Girl From The Wreckers, but Jessica Harp’s debut single as a solo artist is a silly little sugar-pop of

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Justin Moore, “Small Town USA”

February 20, 2009 Dan Milliken 19

What can you say when the song title tells you upfront how generic the song itself is going to be? I mean, the thing practically reviews itself, doesn’t it? Seriously, though, the problem here isn’t

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Country Role Models

February 20, 2009 Guest Contributor 18

The most recent edition of Rolling Stone features precocious teenage country superstar Taylor Swift on its cover, and also contains a eight-page spread covering her “very pink, very perfect life.” As we have come to expect

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