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Shooter Jennings – ‘Shooter’ (2018)

Shooter Jennings – ‘Shooter’ (2018)

Shooter Jennings decided to title his return to country music after himself, but it could just as easily be called ‘Junior’ or ‘Bocephus.’

The Beatles, “Don’t Pass Me By” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Don’t Pass Me By” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The off-kilter charm of “Don’t Pass Me By” showcased Ringo Starr’s personality, while also serving as the first step on a path away from the Beatles.

Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, April 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, April 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

On this night, the absolutely unflappable Whisperin’ Bill Anderson gave his Wisconsin admirers a clinic on ‘How to Deal with Performance Adversity.’

The Beatles, “Act Naturally” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Act Naturally” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

“Act Naturally” came, well, naturally for Ringo Starr. He had flirted with country music long before joining the Beatles.

Alestorm, Bob Wayne, Alice Cooper, Hellbound Glory + Others: Fred Phillips’ Best Metal, Country and Hard Rock of 2017

Alestorm, Bob Wayne, Alice Cooper, Hellbound Glory + Others: Fred Phillips’ Best Metal, Country and Hard Rock of 2017

It was, honestly, a pretty lousy year for music. This list of Best Metal, Country and Hard Rock of 2017 highlights five exceptions, and some key honorable mentions.

Glen Campbell (1936-2017): An Appreciation

Glen Campbell (1936-2017): An Appreciation

I didn’t get decked, and I did ask Glen Campbell to sign my album.

Marty Stuart, April 7, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Marty Stuart, April 7, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Marty Stuart calls his backing band the Fabulous Superlatives – and, the thing is, they live up to his claim on every tune.

Jamey Johnson, Feb. 24, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Jamey Johnson, Feb. 24, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Jamey Johnson is confident and solid, offering straight-ahead country music that’s performed with conviction.

Fred Phillips’ Best Country and Southern Rock of 2016: Jackson Taylor, Hank Jr., Whiskey Myers

Fred Phillips’ Best Country and Southern Rock of 2016: Jackson Taylor, Hank Jr., Whiskey Myers

A very topical album, a group of overlooked Southern rockers and the return of a country legend highlight this Best Country and Southern Rock of 2016 list.

Billy Joe Shaver, Aug. 17, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Billy Joe Shaver, Aug. 17, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

The show was an hour and a half late. Audience members were understandably nervous. Then, in strode Billy Joe Shaver — all 77 years of him.

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