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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Cody Lee’s “Bad Things” Acoustic Video released

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by John Lindsay –   Tennessee born and Georgia raised, country newcomer Cody Lee is no stranger to the southern lifestyle and country music. A relative late bloomer as an artist, he picked up a guitar at charted a course on his other passion country music.  Fast forward a couple of years and here we sit with a notebook of ...

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Mark Burke – “When It Comes To You”

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by John Lindsay –   So 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 ...

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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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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”

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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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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