September 16, 2021
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Review: Country artist breaks genre stereotypes

By | Apr 29, 2021

Despite the title, “Heart” — Eric Church’s first release from his triple album, “Heart & Soul” — is not an album of stereotypical country love songs.


Review: The Chicks push for protest in new album

By | Aug 4, 2020

The band now known as The Chicks may have dropped “Dixie” from their name, but they have not changed their politics or sacrificed their sound.


Review: Country album reflects on current politics

By | Jun 7, 2020

The Indigo Girls’ latest album tackles the current political scene and growing up as an LGBT youth in the American south.


Review: Ballerini subverts country music norms

By | Apr 26, 2020

“kelsea” features empowering pop songs and old-school country with a feature from pop artistHalsey.


Review: Lady Gaga sparkles in ‘A Star is Born’

By | Oct 10, 2018

“A Star is Born” is a beautifully tragic film about love, heartbreak, addiction and fame that coincides with the thrilling world of music.


Review: ‘Blaze’ captures melancholy of country musician

By | Oct 8, 2018

Though “Blaze” is a dramatization of the ’70s musician Blaze Foley’s life, Hawke doesn’t adhere to typical biopic conventions.


Review: Cookie-cutter country romance lacks character

By | Jan 30, 2018

“Forever My Girl” feels like a Hallmark Channel movie that mistakenly got a wide release.


Review: Chesney surpasses expectations on ‘Cosmic Hallelujah’

By | Nov 13, 2016

The 11 tracks on “Cosmic Hallelujah,” released Oct. 28, are a mixture of mature and sassy songs that deal with a variety of sounds and messages.


Music industry explored in new Ithaca College group

By | Apr 8, 2015

New club brings country music appreciation to campus.


Rimes’ country throwback album falls short of expectations

By | Oct 12, 2011

In her much anticipated return after a four-year break from the stage and a publicized tumultuous restructuring of her personal life, LeAnn Rimes’ new album, “Lady and Gentlemen,” is a throwback to Rimes’ earlier discography but with only a mediocre outcome.