Tag Archives: country rock

LISTEN: Scott Kurt’s Take on a Holiday Classic

As we get closer to the day Santa fires up the sleigh, you can expect more artists to roll out renditions of their holiday favorites (or even some originals for the season).

Today, we stay traditional, with a take on a seasonal classic from Scott Kurt.

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PHOTOS: Kendell Marvel’s Honky Tonk Experience

When Kendell Marvel took the stage at Nashville’s EXIT/IN on Tuesday night, he made a simple proclamation: “We’re going to play some country music.”

Boy, did they ever, The 20th installment of Kendell Marvel’s Honky Tonk Experience celebrated the first night of Americanafest 2019 with a brilliant lineup of some of country’s best players, and even saw Marvel inducted into rarified air: the EXIT/IN Wall of Fame.

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PROFILE: Getting to Know Ryan Weaver

On the surface, Ryan Weaver is a country artist. And, as his latest single “Time Like This” suggests, he can hold his own among the genre’s best. The hard-driving tune’s lyrics are rooted in the blue-collar values of persistence and perseverance, and its power is enhanced by a nod to Weaver’s classic rock influence, courtesy of an emotive guitar solo straight out of the Richie Sambora playbook.

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UMC20: August 20, 2019

It’s probably a good time to mention that we’re going to be on vacation next week. So, aside from this being the last new UMC20 playlist of the month, it’s the last update period until September. We’ll hit you with the best of August when we get back the day after Labor Day.

(Don’t worry, though. We’re cooking up some fun for you while we’re gone. More on that later in the week!)

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LISTEN: Stephanie Ryann Keeps the Adventure Coming with ‘Travelers’

On her previous single, “Home,” Stephanie Ryann sang of a sense of belonging, no matter where she finds herself across the globe.

That’s a good thing, because this new single — the next in the New York-based singer’s Summer Series — is taking her places.

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