Little Big Town – The Breaker (2017)

🌟🌟🌟   I really like Little Big Town but unfortunately only about half of the songs on The Breaker captured my interest. What I do appreciate is the more grown-up sound that seems to be fast disappearing from country/pop acts that seem to be competing with each other to capture the party vibe.Β  The closest […]

Kelsea Ballerini – The First Time (2015)

🌟🌟🌟🌟½ I wish I’d blogged about this album when I first listened to it in January of this year so I couldn’t be accused of seeing it through rose-tinted “I just saw her in concert” glasses.Β  I love every song on it and did so back on first discovery but it would be foolish not […]

Lady Antebellum @ The O2, London (10 October 2017)

Concert promoters take note – how you make concert goers happy and give them value for money is provide them with not one but two opening acts who have each put out successful debut albums and could probably, as Lady A said themselves, headline concerts in their own right. An hour after the doors opened, […]

Eli Young Band – Fingerprints (2017)

🌟🌟🌟½   I love Eli Young Band’s past two albums.Β  Looking through my iTunes I can see that I liked every single track on Life At Best and the majority of 10,000 Towns.Β  It’s a little bit of a shock to me that their discography goes back further than those two hit albums so I’ll […]

Brett Young – Brett Young (2017)

🌟🌟 I decided to check out Brett Young as soon as I saw he was going to be a support act for Lady Antebellum’s tour.Β  Whether I would have tried him out otherwise, I’m not sure. I am certainly not going to rave about how his debut album is a must-hear or the best thing […]

Dustin Lynch – Current Mood (2017)

🌟🌟   I loved Dustin Lynch’s 2014 album Where It’s At.Β  It followed the very friendly mix of country, rock and radio-friendly sound that Luke Bryan has perfected and I played it a lot more than his debut album, which I kind of think I liked but was hardly memorable. Current Mood starts off strongly […]

Rascal Flatts – Back To Us (2017)

🌟🌟🌟   Rascal Flatts are one of those bands that I listen to every time they release a new record but hardly any of them stick in my mind.Β  There are songs I like, maybe even really like, but none that I obsess over and play repeatedly. At the risk of sounding like a music […]

Spotlight: Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum are probably my favourite country band. They came onto my radar when I was first “discovering” country music and they only had one album out and I stumbled on I Run To You and then came the obsession with the Need You Now album.Β  They sort of faded away for me for awhile […]

Clare Bowen – Love Steps In (3/52)

In July I was lucky enough to see the Nashville Cast in concert in London and hear many of the cast perform their original songs as well as songs from the TV show. Without a doubt the one song that captured my interest more than any other was Clare Bowen’s ‘Love Steps In’, a song […]

Soundtrack to my 2016

{33 Albums} All albums must be released in 2016 to make the list 1. Jack Savoretti – Sleep No More The doctor gave me something Just let me show you how I know you’re tired of running From the here and now Start living in the moment I am in love with my lovely signed […]