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Eli Young Band, Jet Black & Jealous

September 24, 2008 Dan Milliken 5

Eli Young Band Jet Black & Jealous Be warned, purists: Eli Young Band’s major-label debut is a textbook example of just how loosely country music has been defined by its modern commercial market. In true

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Discussion: Playin’ Favorites

September 15, 2008 Dan Milliken 60

Sure, we want all of our little country music-singing babies to grow up strong and healthy and produce great material. Because we love all of them equally, right? Right. But admit it: you’ve got a

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The Lost Trailers, Holler Back

September 15, 2008 Dan Milliken 24

The Lost Trailers Holler Back In retrospect, the news that The Lost Trailers had recorded their own version of “Chicken Fried” should have been a warning. It turns out that the group’s fifth studio album

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2008 CMA Nominations

September 10, 2008 Dan Milliken 82

Entertainer Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley George Strait Sugarland Keith Urban Who’s In: Sugarland Who’s Out: Rascal Flatts Male Vocalist Kenny Chesney Alan Jackson Brad Paisley George Strait Keith Urban Who’s In: Alan Jackson Who’s Out:

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Keith Anderson, “Somebody Needs A Hug”

September 3, 2008 Dan Milliken 10

Listen, country songwriters of the world: not every semi-popular catchphrase requires its own song. Some things just don’t really need to have music written about them, and hugging out someone else’s case of “the Mondays”

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Zac Brown Band, “Chicken Fried”

August 31, 2008 Dan Milliken 66

When that mellow guitar intro first chimes in, you might swear you’re listening to a late-night NPR special. Or watching an iPhoto slide show. Or maybe hanging out in a coffee shop somewhere in Georgia.

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Introducing Dan Milliken

August 28, 2008 Dan Milliken 26

On behalf of Leeann, Blake and myself, I‘m thrilled to welcome our newest writer, Dan Milliken. For many of you, he will need no introduction, as Squinty Dan’s is a popular blog among our readers.

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