Every #1 Single of the Nineties: Patty Loveless, “Blame it On Your Heart”
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A Country Music Conversation, Day 1: “Aces” to “Already Gone”
Dixie Chicks Revisited: Wide Open Spaces
Released in 1998, Wide Open Spaces established the Dixie Chicks as superstars right out of the gate. It produced five top ten hits, including three #1 singles, and sold more than twelve million copies in the United States alone. It remains their biggest selling album to date. But is it among their best?
The Best Singles of 1993, Part Four: #10-#1
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Best Singles of 1994, Part 4: #10-#1
Album Review: Connie Smith, Long Line of Heartaches
Long Line of Heartaches
Connie Smith is hailed by many as the best vocalist in country music history, and that distinction is clearly warranted. When it comes to tone, phrasing, and vocal power, the woman has no equal. In listening to Long Line of Heartaches, her first album of new material since 1998, it would be a great understatement to say that she is still in fine voice. Her voice may have picked up a few rough edges over the years, but she still posses more than enough vocal chops to blow today’s hitmakers out of the water.