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I Love Texas Open-Pit Barbecue
I've never been one for sweet barbecue sauce so when I heard Dickey's was bringing their Texas style barbecue to the former location of the Log Cabin Bakery on Montana Avenue I was pretty excited. The only other time I've had authentic Texas style barbecue was at Stubb's in Austi…
Shooter Jennings, ‘The Other Life’ – Album Review
Fans of early albums from Shooter Jennings will appreciate the singer's return to center on 'The Other Life,' his sixth studio album, available for purchase as of March 12. Still far from mainstream, the collection of songs isn't quite as experimental as projects that follow…
Pistol Annies, ‘Hush Hush’ – Song Review
The themes found on 'Hush Hush' -- the new single from the Pistol Annies' anticipated sophomore album 'Annie Up' -- work within the portrait of the hard luck, rural America that the trio of women painted on 'Hell on Heels.' One recognizes a few characters, but one …
Katie Armiger, ‘Playin’ With Fire’ – Song Review
Katie Armiger continues to show off her feisty side on her new single 'Playin With Fire,' a bluesy, rebellious cut from the 'Fall Into Me' album. Her message should hit the sweet spot for teens or young 20-somethings full of angst and with little patience for the sage advice of a…
Justin Moore, ‘Point at You’ – Song Review
Justin Moore's lead single from his third studio album is a familiar combination of all of his best songs. It's the well-meaning bad boy in 'How I Got to Be This Way' meeting the soft and sensitive lover in ''Til My Last Day.' Fans familiar with Moore&apo…
Sheryl Crow, ‘Easy’ – Song Review
Sheryl Crow's new country single 'Easy' is as advertised. It's easy to be seduced by Crow's carefree warmth and laid-back style. It's easy to overlook the effective songwriting, and it's easy to fall into her story again and again.

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