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Album Spotlight: Granger Smith ‘4X4’ EP

Granger Smith’s first project with well-known producer Frank Rogers results in four tracks reminiscent of one of Rogers' most well-known clients. It’s not fair to say Smith sounds like Brad Paisley on 4X4, but he brings many of the same qualities.

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Tyler Farr
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Album Spotlight: Tyler Farr, ‘Suffer in Peace’

Tyler Farr is as at his best when his heart is broken. Four songs on Suffer in Peace cover heartbreak like Ken Burns covers baseball. "A Guy Walks Into a Bar" is just an appetizer for the type of sorrow found on the singer's second studio album.

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Album Spotlight: Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde

After listening to Zac Brown Band's Jekyll + Hyde it's fair to wonder if the singer and his band are country artists, or artists who make country songs. There's a difference, one that's underlined with several, very non-country songs on their fourth studio album.

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Reba McEntire
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Reba McEntire, ‘Love Somebody’: Everything You Need to Know

Reba McEntire is returning with a brand new studio album in 2015, and fans have been eagerly scouring for details about the project.

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Darius Rucker
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Darius Rucker, ‘Southern Style’: Everything You Need to Know

Darius Rucker's fourth country solo album drops on March 31. Southern Style is the follow-up to the gold-certified True Believers album, and includes "Homegrown Honey," his fast-climbing lead single that was released in August. Here's everything you need to know about Rucker's Southern Style.

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Album Spotlight: Striking Matches, ‘Nothing But the Silence’ – ToC Critic’s Pick

On the debut album from Striking Matches, one is forced to reconcile the guitar-slinging skills of Justin Davis and Sarah Zimmerman with the duo's softer, coffee-shop tendencies. Nothing But the Silence swings wildly between highs and lows. It’s an album with no patience for pedestrian.

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Album Spotlight: Luke Bryan, ‘Spring Break … Checkin’ Out’

Luke Bryan’s final Spring Break album Spring Break … Checkin’ Out isn’t as much of a party album as it is a nostalgic look back at past beach parties.

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Album Spotlight: RaeLynn, ‘Me’ EP

The wonderful thing about RaeLynn’s debut EP ‘Me’ is that she makes no apologies for who she is. The five-song release is diverse, original and absolutely sure to further upset haters that were quick to take aim at her after ‘The Voice.’

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Carrie Underwood, ‘Greatest Hits: Decade #1′ – Everything You Need to Know

Carrie Underwood is preparing to release her first-ever hits collection, and her longtime fans are clamoring for every tidbit they can get about the upcoming project.

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Garth Brooks, ‘Man Against Machine’: Everything You Need to Know

Details of Garth Brooks' new studio album had been coming in nibbles until the singer shared all 14 songs with media on Halloween. 'Man Against Machine' is out November 11, and fans shouldn't have trouble getting their hands on it. It's be available at places good music is found, and at GhostTunes.

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