REVIEW: Terry Klein’s “tex” Explores the Ways “the Road” Can Shape a Life

“The Road” has always played an outsized role in country music. Whether moving toward or (more frequently) running away from something, singers and songwriters have used anything from dusty trails to four-lane highways to explore their own lives, their futures and pasts, their failings and, occasionally, even their successes. Terry Klein’s second album, tex, is […]

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“I’m Gonna Be Needing This on Vinyl” and “Stopped Me Dead in My Tracks” Top 10 of 2018 Lists (with Playlist) by Andy Gulden

Andy Gulden is a Senior Writer at Americana Highways and has written multiple and various reviews this year, always adding a more than a touch of humor and warmth.  This is his 2018 year-end roundup list:  (Click on the artist names for more info; playlist is at the bottom.) The “I’m Gonna Be Needing This […]

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REVIEW: Becky Warren’s “Undesirable” Chronicles Real Lives of Homeless in Top Album of the Year

For her debut album, War Surplus, Becky Warren crafted a fantastic collection of biting, haunted songs inspired by the true-life stories of veterans and the people who fight to love them. How to follow that up? The Nashville singer-songwriter (and part-time Jeopardy contestant) has doubled down on last year’s effort with Undesirable, songs detailing conversations […]

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