Album Review: Brad Paisley Hits Big and Misses with ‘Love and War’

In the aftermath of the well-intended, but poorly-executed, “Accidental Racist,” from 2013’s Wheelhouse, Brad Paisley became accidentally gun shy. The album stands among his most musically-ambitious, lyrically-dynamic records–but the backlash of that one track sent him into a tailspin. With the follow-up, 2014’s Moonshine in the Trunk, it quickly became apparent he was afraid of … Read more

Midland’s “Drinkin’ Problem” is About to Be Your Favorite Country Song

If you have never ventured out to the west Texas town of Midland, you don’t have a problem. If you still haven’t heard of Midland, the country music trio, you could be in hot water, because they are serving up some country music gold right now. Midland sounds like Dwight Yoakam had a baby with … Read more

Album Review: Little Big Town Sparkle On ‘The Breaker’

The influence of Wanderlust is inherently subtle on the Little Big Town’s eighth studio album. The Pharrell Williams-produced pop record drew upon tropical house, psychedelia and a dash of Justin Bieber schooling of Top 40. As soon as it dropped last summer, all promotion vanished– the tragicness of such an immersive pop record falling by … Read more

6 Most Profound Lyrics from Little Big Town’s ‘The Breaker’ That Might Make You Cry

Little Big Town’s first full-length album since 2014’s Pain Killer has finally dropped and The Breaker is everything it’s supposed to be and more. Mostly, it’s profound and catchy. At times, it’ll make you stop, think and probably cry. Each of the four band members had a hand in writing a few of the tunes, … Read more

“Nashville” Season 5, Episode 8: Rayna Bargains with Her Stalker and Juliette is Becoming a Biblical Scholar

Last week, Juliette didn’t exist. Scarlett felt something for the guy. But, this week, Juliette is back and she’s not only in church, she’s in a Bible study! Maddie is getting bolder and bolder, too. “Nashville” Season 5, Episode 8: Rayna Bargains with Her Stalker and Juliette is Becoming a Biblical Scholar”: Daphne made bacon … Read more

“Nashville” Season 5, Episode 5: Will Anyone Ever Listen to Scarlett? And Where’s All the Music?

As season five of “Nashville” truly starts to take shape, the plot holes and questions are also starting to take shape. Last episode, we didn’t see Maddie or her new beau once. This episode, Avery and Juliette must be off doing physical therapy in another state because they’re totally gone. Kevin and Will were sure … Read more

Luke Bryan’s New Single “Fast” is Luke Bryan at His Best

The only thing bigger than Luke Bryan’s 2013 Crash My Party is his 2015 follow-up Kill The Lights. Both albums offer up opportunities for Bryan to shake his hips and pack out arenas, but the latter also gives him a chance to slow down and get back to his roots. Bryan’s latest single, “Fast” is … Read more

12 Albums You Should’ve Listened To In 2016

As we near the end of 2016, it’s only fitting that One Country shares a few of those classic, end of the year lists. Like you, we are kind of bored with the typical end of the year lists, so we’re putting our own spin on a few! In 2016, mainstream country music was packed … Read more

Little Big Town’s New Single “Better Man” Will Hit You Close to Home

Little Big Town is back in the country. Following June’s Pharrell-produced Wanderlust, the supergroup has released “Better Man,” which is a return to their country base. “Better Man” is the first song from LBT‘s upcoming, unannounced, untitled full album, which they’ve been recording since the release of Wanderlust and in between tour stop on Luke … Read more

Album Review: Florida Georgia Line Surprise With ‘Dig Your Roots’

In a bid to be taken more seriously and dissuade criticism, Florida Georgia Line are finally taking themselves seriously with their third studio album Dig Your Roots. Looking back now, 2014’s smash hit “Dirt” stands as a watershed moment for the hit-making duo, whose rollicking “Cruise”-like conveyor belt began to rip and tear and unleashed … Read more

7 Best Lines from Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Dig Your Roots’

After what seems like years and years of talking about it, Florida Georgia Line‘s third studio album, Dig Your Roots, is finally here. During every interview the reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year has given over the past year, they have promised a deeper, more meaningful, more spiritual album. Overall, I think Brian Kelley … Read more

Album Review: Dolly Parton Is Just ‘Pure And Simple’

In the hands of any other interpreter, an album as pure and simple as Dolly Parton’s 43rd studio album would fall flatter than a flapjack (without syrup) on the sidewalk. But the living legend’s pristine and feathery vocal delivers stunning honesty and timeless melodies as golden and raw as those in her heyday. “Can’t Be … Read more