Country music album reviews from Holler.
With this vintage playlist, Milligan adds another layer to what’s becoming a striking catalog.
Be Right Here is a feel-good, easy-going collection made all the more replayable by Blackberry Smoke’s undeniable skill and magnetic wisdom.
Old No. 7 is a persuasive, seven-point manifesto that outlines why Redferrin should be considered a chameleonic player in country music’s next generation.
At its core, A Little Goes A Long Way is the culmination of a lifetime of making music together, their angelic harmonies weaving together in a way only possible when you’ve been singing in unison all your lives.
Kentucky Bluegrassed is a masterclass in revisiting a work and giving it a second life.
Weird Faith isn’t a love story adorned by rainbows and hearts but a vehicle all the more emotionally gratifying – an honest, moving celebration of the complicated search for the love of self and others.
Wise, honest and fun, it’s a collection for the good times and the bad, resonating whether you come out swinging or come up short.
One of the most refreshingly out of step voices in country music has made one of the year’s most genuinely brilliant and beautiful records.
As a snapshot of an artist at a critical stage in their career, Live from the Ryman fittingly captures Crockett reaching the mountaintop and savoring the view.
Charles Wesley Godwin melds with the expertise of an artist who is unwavering in his approach.
Stephen Wilson Jr. has created a sound that is both on trend and entirely unique.
Childers continues to capture the complexities of rural life as he’s always done, carefully molding each narrative with his calloused hands and knowing heart.
Over the album’s 13 tracks, The Dead South welcome listeners to familiar surroundings: a dusty, barren prairie scape where lawman and criminal are often one and the same.
On her sophomore effort, Chapter & Verse, Gabby Barrett creates a stirring portrayal of motherhood, marriage and faith.
From the moment it opens with the static-washed ‘Sinking Sand’ until it comes to a close with the sighing strings of ‘You To Blame’, the album aches like a letter home from a faraway war and burns like the feverish shouts from a sweltering pulpit.
While not trying to push the envelope in a genre-bending way like some current artists, Into The Neon makes a statement and differentiates itself by resurrecting country music’s neon-tinged golden days.
Everyone's favourite country-folk lovechild returns with his much-anticipated third album, offering heart-wrenching sorrow and comforting solace in even measure.
Showcasing his vocal prowess and intuitive writing abilities, Smoky Mountains is a collection less interested in pursuing trends and more in presenting Smith’s traditional country influences with a contemporary flair.