Author Archives: John Lindsay

John is one of our music reviewers here at Everything Country. He has been a DJ in radio, private events, and nightclubs since 1983 with a specialization in country music, dance, and nightclub management.

Mark Burke – “When It Comes To You”


by John Lindsay – Let me tell you a story I’ve been waiting to tell for a long time.  Vero Beach, Florida (also home to Jake Owen) native Mark Burke provided me one of the cooler work experiences I’ve ever had.   One of the things I love to do at my job is surprise random people at shows with artist ...

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Quarantine Country


by John Lindsay – Here it is the soundtrack of the Summer you likely haven’t heard on the radio.  While the world quarantined in early 2020, the writing and recording continued. So here are a few of the noteworthy new releases flying under the radar in this Summer of 2020! Craig Morgan – The Mask It’s the hottest debate of ...

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Muddigger 11, Music to get dirty with!

Mud digger

by John Lindsay – Several years back while working at the Round Up Nightclub, I was introduced to the phenomenon known as mudding.  First, as a manager wondering why numbers were down during these “Mudfest” weekends and secondly, as an introduction to a new style of country morphed with a sense of hip hop. Here we sit today 11 Volumes ...

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Let’s talk about the “Best Years”


By John Lindsay — It is May and high school students’ thoughts turn towards graduation.  A time of infinite possibility and the turning of the page into adult life.  It seems this time lends a perfect backdrop for the latest single release from country newcomer Cody Lee.  “Best Years” written by Todd Tombetta, Tommy Dalton, and Cody Lee is based ...

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Spring Time, new beginnings, new life, & New Country!

Ciara Rae

by John Lindsay –   Jake Owen – Greetings from Jake The new album from Jake Owen is sure to be a mainstay of cookouts, parties, and summertime fun for 2019.   This feel good collection is the perfect kickoff for the summer with upbeat songs and catchy hooks galore.  You won’t find tear jerking songs of heartache and misery, this ...

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Making Memories – Eric Church

Eric Church 2008

by John Lindsay –   I was driving a couple weeks ago listening to Sirius XM’s The Highway and their Friday Night in Church concert series.  The show was near and dear to my heart as it was the Superbowl Weekend show at Boston’s TD North Garden.  Prior to Eric singing his hit “Springsteen” he told a great story of ...

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Kalico – “Lose Control”

Kalico Loose Control

by John Lindsay – This may come across as stepping a bit out of my lane, but I’m all for trying something new and a little different.  When I was first sent the single “Lose Control”, I was actually questioning the boss, wondering why I was set to write about a non-country pop song.  I mean, me listening to modern pop ...

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Walker Hayes “Boom”


By John Lindsay – Let me take you back a few years.  I was managing the Round Up and we did a run of shows that honestly blend together now, but featured performers that have grown to be the best of today’s Nashville.  Now during that run we also had a couple of opening acts added to shows that have ...

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Colt Ford, “Love, Hope, Faith”

Colt Ford Love, Hope, Faith

By John Lindsay – “Don’t take my kindness for weakness, we don’t retreat, we reload…” and with those words the new album from Colt Ford is underway.  Love, Hope, Faith is Colt’s brand of country.  It’s country, it’s hip hop, and it’s even a tinge of disco.  On any Colt Ford record you’ll find a mix of old school country ...

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Spring 2016 Single Reviews


By John Lindsay – Time for some new Ear Candy! After taking a little spring break it’s time to brag on some new singles that have crossed the email (I remember saying desk…but then again I’m old, lol) over the last month.  Here are a few new songs from artists that you may not have heard of, but are worth ...

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The Iceman Cometh!


By John Lindsay – 30 years ago, early in my radio career I got exposed to an amazing variety of music by double shifting on Sundays.  I was producing a radio show called Sonny May’s Country Jamboree: 6 hours of “the best in classic, traditional, and the pure sounds of country” (I seriously just heard Sonny say that in my ...

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New Country I’m Diggin’ – April 2016


By John Lindsay – So, in addition to my other articles and ramblings,  I thought I’d take a cue from a West Coast Swing DJ friend of mine and just let you know periodically some of my favorite new songs out.  So with full credit for the idea to Victor Loviera here are 10 new tunes I’m digging.   Broseph ...

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