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Kix Brooks – ‘New To This Town’ – MCE Album Review

Kix Brooks

Even though nothing was confirmed when it was announced that Brooks and Dunn would end their run back in 2010, it was assumed that “other endeavors” referred to the rumored speculation that both members of the award-winning duo, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, wanted to release solo records. And while Dunn put out a self-titled disc in 2011, and Brooks ... Read More »

Little Big Town – ‘Tornado’ – MCE Album Review

Little Big Town

Over the years, Little Big Town had become known as a tremendously talented group that never quite lived up to the expectations of country music fans. After all, there’s no denying the musical ingenuity of the group, as well as their utilization of harmonious melodies on their past hits like “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” and “Little White Church.” But ... Read More »

The Roys – ‘New Day Dawning’ – MCE Album Review

The Roys New Day Dawning

One of the reasons people love country music is its focus on morals. Family, love, God, heartbreak, and relationships are all held dear to those of traditional thinking, and there’s no type of music that more accurately represents these principles than country music and its sub-genres, including the upcoming release by bluegrass duo The Roys. The Roys, through their pop-influenced ... Read More »

MCE Album Review – Kenny Chesney: ‘Welcome To The Fishbowl’

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Country music superstar Kenny Chesney released his 13th studio album, ‘Welcome To The Fishbowl,’ today, only a couple weeks following the first date on his nationwide Brothers Of The Sun stadium tour with Tim McGraw. Our first glimpse at the new album came courtesy of the lead single, “Feel Like a Rock Star,” which pits Chesney, 44, and McGraw in ... Read More »

MCE Album Review: Alan Jackson – ‘Thirty Miles West’

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This is country music. No no no…we’re not quoting Brad Paisley here.  Quite to the contrary actually.  Alan Jackson is about as far away from the popular sound found on radio airwaves as a country artist can get nowadays.  After all, he’s not singing about getting drunk with friends and trying to pick up the pieces the next morning after ... Read More »

MCE Album Review: Josh Turner – ‘Punching Bag’

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From a hardcore country traditionalist’s perspective, Josh Turner is a breath of fresh air.  While much of the mainstream country music world around him is impacting radio and television with flashes of arena rock and pop, he continues to be a model of consistency, using his music to pronounce his faith in God and his love for the traditional country ... Read More »