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Quarantine Country

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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!

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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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Radio Romance with special Guest Cody Lee, what a difference a year makes…

Radio Romance

by John Lindsay – It was a little over a year ago I had the opportunity to put one of my favorite up and coming bands Radio Romance, together with a brand new artist Cody Lee on a show here at the ol’ Round Up. Well a lot has happened in a year so let’s catch up with them, since ...

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SMO 2.0 – This One’s For You

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By Felix Casado – I’m back with another interview! This time with the one and only SMO, who’s new album This One’s For You shows why he’s still on top of the Country Rap game! SMO shows the diversity when it comes to his music and fans. SMO takes it all the way with This One’s For You.  He calls it ...

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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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Cypress Spring Demin XXL

Cypress Spring Demin XXL

By Felix (Nacho)  Casado –   I’m back with another Nacho-Review!!  Ok now I’ve heard a lot of new country music, but…. What did I just hear? Was that something thumbing in my trunk? Did some girl just jump out and started to Twerk? OH YES!! That just happen and that can only happen if you get the New album ...

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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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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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Behind The Scenes With Colt Ford

Country Thunder USA In Florence, Arizona - Day 4

By Sal Verini — Thursday, November 12th, 2015, was a great day for me. Why, you ask? I had the opportunity to not only meet, but spend time on the tour bus with one of my favorite country music artists, Colt Ford. It was such an incredible experience for me for a variety of reasons. Mainly because, hey it’s Colt ...

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