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Carrie Underwood, “So Small”

July 31, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 12

She’s a little older, and a little wiser, this Carrie Underwood. Surfacing as a co-writer on the lead single from her mega-anticipated sophomore set, she’s singing about the importance of loving one another, and not

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Rascal Flatts, “Revolution”

July 31, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 15

The most unintentionally funny record of the year.  Indeed, perhaps of the decade.    If I thought they actually understood the meaning of the song, I’d accuse them of hubris.   But they seem about as aware

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Say What? – Trace Adkins

July 29, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 8

The 9513 flagged this quote last week from Trace Adkins, which was originally reported at Billboard’s website: “I’m kind of talking out of school here, but we’re going to try to get the album out

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Review: Carolina Rain, “Dealin'”

July 28, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 1

It’s hard to dislike any record that open with a mandolin.     It’s damn near impossible to not enjoy a sincere and credible exploration of working-class frustration.     A vocal group needs great songs to distinguish them

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Pam Tillis, “The Hard Way”

July 28, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 0

This is Pam’s first single in eleven years that she’s had a hand in writing, and it’s easily the most personal song she’s ever released.    She had referred on record before to the car crash

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