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.

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

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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

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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”

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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

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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!

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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

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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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New Country I’m Diggin’ Episode 1

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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.   Sister ...

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Vince Gill “Down To My Last Bad Habit”

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By John Lindsay – There are few voices in music that are more instantly recognizable than Vince Gill’s. For as long as I can remember, his music has been a part of my life, from my early days in radio in the 80’s and classic songs like “Oklahoma Borderline” and “Victim of Life’s Circumstances” through a string of more than ...

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Sister Hazel – “Lighter in the Dark”

Lighter in the Dark

By John Lindsay – With the popularity of the country genre over the past several years, there has been a litany of projects from artists outside the genre in an attempt to capitalize on its popularity.  Some really worked – Darius Rucker, Aaron Lewis, and a great Bluegrass Country album from Styx singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw among the highlights – while ...

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2015, Songs You Shouldn’t Have Missed!

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By John Lindsay – Here we are at the start of a new year and it’s customarily the time when you’re bombarded with the Best of 2015 countdowns. Biggest Hits, Top Sellers, Biggest Tours… you name it. Now is when the yearly countdowns look back on the last 12 months. I thought, “why shouldn’t I jump right on this bandwagon?” ...

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