Archive for the ‘Album Reviews’ Category

  • The Back Porch Appeal of Byron Hill

    August 22, 2008 | Categories: Album Reviews | Discussion: 5 comments

    In a career that spans three decades, North Carolina-born songwriter Byron Hill has had his songs recorded more than 575 times. Among those recordings are hits like “Fool Hearted Memory” (George Strait, 1982), “Nights” (Ed Bruce, 1986), “Born Country” (Alabama, 1992), “Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous” (Tracy Byrd, 1994), “If I [...]

  • Rollin’ with the Flow - Mark Chesnutt

    July 6, 2008 | Categories: Album Reviews | Discussion: 0 comments

    After honky-tonkin’ his way through 2004 and going the classic country route in 2006, Mark Chesnutt is back to making regular old Mark Chesnutt albums. While Rollin’ with the Flow has neither the infectious swagger of Savin’ the Honky Tonk nor the throwback quality of Heard It In a Love Song, it feels in [...]

  • Something For the Road - Paul Overstreet

    April 24, 2008 | Categories: Album Reviews | Discussion: 0 comments

    Paul Overstreet cowrote classic wedding songs like “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “When You Say Nothing At All.” A string of wholesome smash hits made him a respected, viable commercial songwriter… and, as time wore on, the boring Family Values Guy. As early as 1994, All Music’s Dan Cooper noted that he seemed
    a [...]