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Ronnie Dunn
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Album Spotlight: Ronnie Dunn, ‘Peace Love and Country Music’ – ToC Critic’s Pick

Ronnie Dunn's first independent album, 'Peace Love and Country Music,' isn't a wild departure from his previous solo album. It's aggressive, but not angry as some may have expected. Perhaps these aren't the adjectives he's looking for, bu

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Charlie Daniels
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Album Spotlight: Charlie Daniels Band, ‘Off the Grid – Doin’ It Dylan’

Charlie Daniels shows a nuanced appreciation for Bob Dylan's catalog with the 10 songs on his recently released 'Off the Grid -- Doin' It Dylan' album. There are a few of the expected hits, but most are deep-cut surprises that the country singer is a better fit performing.

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Dan Shay
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Album Spotlight: Dan + Shay, ‘Where It All Began’

Sweet hooks, melodies more contagious than cooties and innocent young love … the debut album from ACM nominated duo Dan + Shay is what you expected. ’19 You + Me’ is an honest representative of the 12 t

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Josh Thompson
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Album Spotlight: Josh Thompson ‘Turn It Up’ – ToC Critic’s Pick

Almost every song on Josh Thompson’s ‘Turn It Up’ album has single potential, and those that don’t will be highlights of the ‘Cold Beer With Your Name On It’ singer’s live show.

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Jerrod Niemann
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Album Spotlight: Jerrod Niemann, ‘High Noon’

Fans will get to know Jerrod Niemann well by listening to his ‘High Noon’ album. While the project is covered in good time, groovy, party tracks, there are a few speckled in between that cast the 34-year-old as a romantic.

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Jo Dee Messina
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Album Spotlight: Jo Dee Messina ‘Me’

Country fans who like their women weak and their music vanilla will not care for what Jo Dee Messina offers on the 12 songs that make up ‘Me.’ The album — funded by a Kickstarter campaign — is full of attitude.

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Sara Evans
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Album Spotlight: Sara Evans, ‘Slow Me Down’ – ToC Critic’s Pick

A much more confident Sara Evans emerges on the 11 songs that make up ‘Slow Me Down,’ her new studio album. From top to bottom this project is a blast of energy. Even the ballads pop with new life an exuberance.

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Luke Bryan
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Album Spotlight: Luke Bryan, ‘Spring Break 6 … Like We Ain’t Ever’

Luke Bryan’s sixth spring break EP isn’t so much a party album as it is a project for short-term lovers. Bryan explores the romantic side of spring break during ‘Like We Ain’t Ever.’ In many ways it’s an extension of the songs on ‘Crash My Party.’

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Eli Young Band
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Album Spotlight: Eli Young Band, ’10,000 Towns’

The Eli Young Band set out to make their best album ever, and many fans will agree they succeeded. ’10,000 Towns’ is a very even project, with no letdowns or skip-ahead tracks and the best moments spread throughout.

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David Nail
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Album Spotlight: David Nail, ‘I’m a Fire’ – ToC Critic’s Pick

David Nail does heavy heartbreak as well as anyone except maybe Gary Allan, so fans may have had reason to cringe when he said 'I'm a Fire' would be a more upbeat collection of songs. Upbeat? Definitely. Fluffy? No way. 

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