Album Review: Eli Young Band Charges Ahead On 10,000 Towns

Eli Young Band’s sound has always landed a little left of center, melding together their Texas red dirt roots with a more mass-appealing texture. On their latest 10,000 Towns disc, however, the group amps up the arena-sized portions. While gripping to more nuanced notions, they hit the mainstream with a healthy dose of southern rock … Read more

Dan + Shay’s Debut Album ‘Where It All Began’ Is Perfectly Sunbaked Pop-Country

Breakout duo Dan + Shay are making country music fans crazy about them, especially as their debut single “19 You + Me” is rising on the radio charts. If that single is any indication, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney are poised to become the next superstars of Nashville. What they’ve managed to do on their … Read more

Eric Church’s ‘The Outsiders’ Tests The Limits Of Country

When it comes to creative freedom, Eric Church isn’t afraid to test the boundaries in fresh, electric new ways. Up until this point, he’s stayed within the confines of tradition, with only a slight dusting of southern rock. On Sinners Like Me(2006), Carolina (2009) and Chief (2011), the modern-day outlaw only hinted at his ambition, … Read more