Author Archives: Eileen Paton

Review: Kid Rock “Rebel Soul”

Eileen’s Blog   Kid Rock released his ninth album in January. By self-producing this album, it seem that it allowed Mr. Rock to be himself.  Back in control rather than giving up the reins to someone else as it appeared with “Born Free”. His songs, of course, span several different genres but on this album… Continue Reading

Kickin’ it with Country Christmas Albums

Blake Shelton’s Cheers, Its’ Christmas was released in October of this year. He has some help singing these wonderful songs such as Michael Buble, Reba, his wife Miranda Lambert, his mom Dorothy Shackelford, and Xenia from the hit show The Voice.   There is the usual Blue Christmas featuring Pistol Annies, Jingle Bell Rock featuring… Continue Reading

Review: Dwight Yoakam return with “3 Pears”

Three pears is Dwight Yoakam’s first new release in seven years. This collaborative effort is a true work of art. But as much as this music is collaborative with other artists and genres it still retains that signature bluesy, honky tonk sound that is pure Yoakam including his signature higher pitched “whoop” at the ends… Continue Reading

Review: Gloriana’s A Thousand Miles Left Behind

Gloriana was formed back in 2008 and was then comprised of brothers Tom and Mike Gossin, Rachel Reinert and Cheyenne Kimball. In 2011 Kimball left the group and Gloriana became a threesome. Since Kimball’s departure, this is the now trio’s first album. A Thousand Miles Left Behind features 11 tracks and was a wonderful listen. With the… Continue Reading

Review: Kenny Chesney’s “Welcome to the Fishbowl”

Kenny Chesney’s Welcome to the Fishbowl is an album of love, loss, regret, resignation and loneliness. It’s a far cry from the “no shoes, no shirt, no problems”, beach lifestyle songs we are oh so familiar with (and sometimes love so much). This CD of 12 songs – his 15th studio album – has Chesney’s same… Continue Reading

Country Albums plunge in for Summer

Recently Released and upcoming new country music: Available now is Blown Away by Carrie Underwood, Heroes by Willie Nelson, and Ronnie Dunn Special Edition available through the Cracker Barrel Old Country store music program. Looking forward to the rest of 2012 there are quite a few upcoming country releases. Alan Jackson‘s wonderful Thirty Miles West… Continue Reading