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Aug
16
Heartache And Bailey Zimmerman

Heartache And Bailey Zimmerman

TikTok star turned country newcomer Bailey Zimmerman has THE summer bummer anthem, and it could soon become a crossover hit.
5 min read
Jul
29
Chase Matthew Is Born For This

Chase Matthew Is Born For This

Much like Dante Hicks in Kevin Smith’s classic film Clerks, Chase Matthew isn’t supposed to be here. The
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Jul
17
Country Boys Don't Die Alone

Country Boys Don't Die Alone

There is a restlessness in my soul that I have known since birth. My mother would tell you that I
4 min read
Jul
11
The Cole Swindell Situation

The Cole Swindell Situation

The song of the summer is little more than a boring interpolation of Jo Dee Messina's breakout hit, and country
5 min read
Jun
02
Bear Bailey's Ambitions As A TikTok Sensation

Bear Bailey's Ambitions As A TikTok Sensation

I promised you the year of yee-haw, and I plan to deliver. While I continue developing a series of essays
8 min read
May
05
9 Thoughts after seeing George Strait and Willie Nelson in concert

9 Thoughts after seeing George Strait and Willie Nelson in concert

Last weekend, Laura and I took a red-eye to Austin on a mission to see George Strait and Willie Nelson
6 min read
May
03
Going 'All In' On Chris Janson and "Bye Mom"

Going 'All In' On Chris Janson and "Bye Mom"

The must-hear song of Mother's Day 2022 contains a weaponized melody bound to make adults of all ages weep like
6 min read
Apr
28
Should've Been A Cowboy: My Yee-Haw Year

Should've Been A Cowboy: My Yee-Haw Year

As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a cowboy. When I was 14 years old,
7 min read
Apr
27
Let This Destroy Me

Let This Destroy Me

I've got another confession to make. In late October 2021, while standing alone in the crowded main room of The
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Mar
08
Foxy Shazam And The Last Of The Real Ones

Foxy Shazam And The Last Of The Real Ones

Wipe That Sad, Sad Feeling Away The music industry is ruthlessly cutthroat. Ask anyone in music about the woulda, coulda,
9 min read