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.

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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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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Music, it’s more than product!

By John Lindsay – Nov 4, 2015, a date which will live in infamy.  The date Nashville remembered music is so much more than a unit for sale or a product for consumption. In the week after, do you still feel it?  That honest, real emotion that couldn’t keep you in your seat?  I know I do. I tried listening ...

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Colt Ford, Not Your Mama’s Country… Or So I thought…

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By John Lindsay – I was brought up listening to my mom’s classic country records.  Our house was filled with the sounds of George, Tammy, Conway, Loretta, Jeanne C., Marty Robbins, and as we got a little older Kenny, Dolly, and her boys, Alabama.  One of my mom’s greatest gifts to me is the early appreciation of the sound and ...

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Michael Ray… Country’s “Next” Big Star?

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  By John Lindsay – If I were in my lab trying to create the “Next” big thing in country music, it just might come out looking and sounding like Michael Ray.  As I sit here typing, he owns the #1 single in the country and is ready for the release of his debut album tomorrow.  Rock star good looks, ...

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Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller”

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By John Lindsay — Before “Traveller”, Chris Stapleton would have been most known by those outside Nashville as the guy who wrote and sings backup on Luke Bryan’s mega hit “Drink A Beer.” This new CD should change that with a quickness.  The voice dubbed “the Soul of Nashville” has put together a collection that harkens back to country’s very ...

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Old Southern Moonshine Revival

Old Southern Moonshine Revival

By John Lindsay – In this world of cross genre, or genre unspecific country music, few bands separate themselves from the pack.  Old Southern Moonshine Revival is however one of those bands.  On their latest EP “Can You Feel It” this quartet excels at mixing country harmonies, passion, and heart with edge of southern rock.  Songs like “I Love This ...

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