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.

Songs I’m Diggin’ 4: South Florida to Nashville

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By John Lindsay — Go ahead, call me a homer now.  I want to introduce you to a couple of folks with direct links to South Florida and myself.  The most truly satisfying thing over the years has been to watch these artists grow, mature, and see the success they are achieving.  So here is some new stuff from Nashville ...

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Songs I’m Diggin’ 3: Spring Forward

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By John Lindsay- Here we are spring and time for a fresh crop of new singles. So here we go songs I think you should check out. Sometimes by Ciara Rae Ciara sings a great song about being in a relationship and still remembering “that one”. Everyone has that “one” who got away, for whatever reason. “I hate myself sometimes…” ...

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Colt Ford, “Love, Hope, Faith”

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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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Mark Chesnutt – “Tradition Lives”

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By John Lindsay –   One of my favorite voices of the 90s and early 2000s has released an album primed for those who have had it with the Bro Country mentality of today’s radio.  Beaumont, Texas native Mark Chesnutt is back with an album very aptly entitled “Tradition Lives.”  Mark Chesnutt has always had an unapologetic sound grounded in ...

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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”

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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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Introducing Radio Romance: A Modern Country Throwback!

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By John Lindsay – I recently caught up with the guys in Radio Romance to talk about their start and their new album called “The B Sides.”  Actually, we were in a group chat talking about football and the new record, so I thought I would ask a few questions and let you hear their story from them. I first ...

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