With the title-track and “Drunk Americans” already at radio, there are few surprises on Toby Keith’s 35 MPH Town album. This isn’t a bad thing. Keith’s mix of stinging heartbreak songs and rowdy bar-rockers is as reliable as high tide.
George Strait’s Cold Beer Conversation album presents a drastic dichotomy, often on back-to-back songs. Much of the King’s new album is laid back or amped up for a party, while a few songs are best considered over red wine instead of whiskey.
Thomas Rhett makes no apologies for Tangled Up, a collection of 13, very modern, very funky country cuts infectious enough to cause an epidemic. The first five songs are a shot from a cannon. Most will make it to No. 6 (the very middle-of-the-road “Like It’s the Last Time”), but…
Brett Eldredge’s Illinois album is a dynamic collection of styles and sounds centered around a smaller collection of themes. “Lose My Mind” is representative of the remaining 11 songs. There’s a lot of loss, and a lot of love on the singer’s sophomore effort.
On Start Here, the colorful, dynamic debut album from country duo Maddie & Tae, the two best friends are at their best when they’re stirring up trouble. Fans who fell in love with “Girl In a Country Song” will find plenty more to adore between imaginative ballads of love and…
Kip Moore’s Wild Ones is a commanding album. Its light on hooks and many songs aim for a higher common denominator. Listening to his second studio album is an investment, but it’s one that will pay off for most.
Pat Green's new album Home begins with a strong statement. It's not quite an apology, but the title track is definitely meant for the longtime fans who've been waiting years for this Texan to release new, original music.
2015 is the year for new music from Luke Bryan. The singer released Kill the Lights on Friday, Aug. 7, and has finally announced the track list and songwriters for his fifth studio album. Taste of Country went digging to find everything there is to find out about the project.