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Ashley Monroe & Train Have “Bruises”- New Video

Take a look at Ashely Monroe (Hippie Annie from the Pistol Annies) as she’s joined by Train for “Bruises” on CMT’s Big New Music Weekend. What do you think??

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Thomas Rhett’s “Beer with Jesus”- New Video

Take a look at Thomas Rhett‘s new music video for “Beer with Jesus” on CMT’s Big New Music Weekend and tell us what you think!

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Dustin Lynch’s “She Cranks My Tractor”- New Video

Take a look at Dustin Lynch‘s new video for “She Cranks My Tractor” on CMT’s Big New Music Weekend and tell us what you think!

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The Lonesome River Band Releases CHRONOLOGY Volume One

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The Lonesome River Band is a longtime staple in bluegrass. 2012 marks the 30year anniversary of the band and they have decided to celebrate by releasing three albums, CHRONOLOGY Volumes One-Three. On CHRONOLOGY Volume 1 Sammy Shelor, Brandon Rickman, Mike Hartgrove, Barry Reed, and Randy Jones join up to generate some solid bluegrass creating that distinctive Lonesome River Band sound.

Released on Rural Rhythm Records and produced by the Lonesome River Band, this 8 song album is the kick off to the trio of albums in CHRONOLOGY. Volume 1 covers songs from the bands first decade, the 1980’s.  Throughout the history of the band some members have come and gone, therefore even though the songs are being redone the album still takes on a different sound. The current members of the band certainly do not disappoint as all 8 of the songs offer fantastic instrumentation and vocals.

The band produces a timeless bluegrass sound with especially great banjo solos by Sammy Shelor in many of the songs including “Angeline the Baker.”  “The Game is Over” is a classic sounding bluegrass tune that the band really shines on.  It is both catchy and has clever lyrics. Another stand out song on the album is “Hobo Blues.” It starts with a fairly long, and also fantastic, instrumental portion and then the vocals kick in which just adds more depth to the song.

If you like bluegrass music you are probably already familiar with the work of the Lonesome River Band. If not, you should most definitely check them out. The thing I love most about bluegrass is the amazing musicians the type of music breeds. This band is no exception. I could listen to these guys pick and play all day. Listening to them just makes my love for bluegrass grow.

Be sure to check out the Lonesome River Band at
www.lonesomeriverband.com

Krissie Humphrey
CMTT Music Contributor
@khmusic12
krissie@countrymusictattletale.com

Grady Skelton Releases “Live Simply”

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Texas native Grady Skelton has released his second Country/Americana album called “Live Simply.” The album is a collection of songs that runs the gamut of emotions from being in love, to being lonely, to just having a good time. Grady, who has shared a stage with Eli Young Band, Robert Earl Keen and more started pursuing his music career while he was at school at Texas A&M. However music has been a part of his life for a long time. Back in Jr. High he was already learning to play guitar as well as writing his own original songs. That early practice seems to have paid off because Grady penned all the tracks on this new project.

“Live Simply” is an album that feels very organic. It seems focused on showcasing Grady’s original sound while featuring piano and background vocals at pivotal times. The album starts out with “We Like Drinkin.” This song is a fun loving tune and a standout song on the album. I can see this being a popular song at a concert. The title track, “Live Simply” is probably my favorite on the album, it is simple yet powerful at the same time. It is a love song, but a unique one with lyrics like, “I wanna live simply in the comfort of your arms, girl you look so beautiful in your bare feet no big city lights no fancy cars, just you and me in our blue jeans, small town, good friends and my guitar.” The current single “Girl I Love” has a great beat, and is quite simply just a sweet song about a guy who loves his girl and wants to tell the world. Who doesn’t want to hear their guy say “She brings the man out in me that I want to be…” as Grady sings so believably in this song.

Overall the album is good. Not great in my opinion, but good. A few of the songs really stand out, but some of the others are very generic sounding. Grady’s voice however is very distinctive. He has that Texas grit and country soul that mixes quite well. I would recommend giving the album a listen and seeing what you think of this up and comer. I would keep my eye out for Grady as I think his voice has a memorable quality.

Want to know more about Grady Skelton?
www.gradyskelton.com

Krissie Humphrey
CMTT Music Contributor
@khmusic12
krissie@countrymusictattletale.com

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