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The Roys – “New Day Dawning”

By • Nov 19th, 2012 • Category: CD Reviews

Review by Stratman        The Roys to me are a real breath of fresh air in the Bluegrass field. My extent of Bluegrass in the past was the Dillards aka the Darlins’ on Andy Griffith (I really like them). Now, I am listening to the Grascals, Ricky Skaggs and a few more, but I […]

Todd Fritsch – Up Here In The Saddle

By • Jul 11th, 2012 • Category: CD Reviews

Review by Stratman        Todd Fritsch is another singer/songwriter I have never heard of (maybe you have), but after listening to this CD I am sure you will be hearing a lot about him. He had already released two prior albums, neither of which I had heard or knew about, then, a horrible roping […]

AVM – A Matter of Time

By • May 15th, 2012 • Category: CD Reviews

Review by Stratman      AVM is a power packed rock group from Chicago, IL. Headed by singer, songwriter and producer Robert Mackey, the group’s style ranges from U2 and Collective Soul to Train and 3Doors Down. You can also see influences of Pink Floyd, Foreigner and Kansas among others.        The album is loaded […]

Ronnie Milsap – Country Again

By • Apr 22nd, 2012 • Category: CD Reviews

Review by Stratman      Ronnie Milsap has always been one of my favorite entertainers, songwriters and vocalists. Not having heard anything for a while, I was anxious to hear this new CD. I was not disappointed. Ronnie Milsap is back with a vengeance. We have missed you big guy! This album is full of great […]

Janie Fricke – Country Side of Bluegrass

By • Mar 20th, 2012 • Category: CD Reviews

Review by Stratman      Janie Ficke has been making hit records since 1977 when she debuted “What’re You Doin’ Tonight.” Well, Janie has given us a new album with some of country music’s old classics as well as some new stuff, and she has delivered it Bluegrass style. This is a very tasty, well put […]

Clay Dustin – I’ll Take That Job

By • Feb 17th, 2012 • Category: CD Reviews

Review by Stratman      I really don’t know where to start on this review. I’ve never heard of Clay Dustin. The first song on the album, “Beautiful Girl”, was written by one of my friends, Casey Beathard. I knew that this would be a great song because Casey wrote it. It features great steel guitar […]

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS – It’s Only Natural

By • Dec 15th, 2011 • Category: CD Reviews

Review by Stratman      I never was a huge Oak Ridge Boys fan; I liked some of the tunes, but never really went “gung ho” on them. I must say, after listening to “”It’s Only Natural”; I probably like them more now than I ever did! This is a killer album from some guys that […]

The McClymonts – Wrapped Up Good

By • Oct 10th, 2011 • Category: CD Reviews

Review by Stratman   “Wrapped Up Good” is the second album from the group The McClymonts, a trio of sisters from down under (Australia, mate). They have had a huge amount of success in their native country (four songs from this album hit No. 1) and now they are trying to have the same success […]

Michael Ray – Michael Ray

By • Oct 8th, 2011 • Category: CD Reviews

Review by Stratman   This is an interesting CD. I had never heard of Michael Ray, but the kid is very talented. He has a very enjoyable voice, similar to Gary Allen (I like his voice also), and presents it well on this album. He has a very good writing style, probably developed from opening […]

Jason Michael Carroll – Numbers

By • Jul 24th, 2011 • Category: CD Reviews

  Review by Stratman Jason Michael Carroll has had a few songs that were modest hits, and he is hoping to have a big one with his new radio release title track, “Numbers”. I like the song, sort of rock influenced, but not sure how strong it will be for his first release. This is […]

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