Jim Malec

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  • 6 years ago | Profiles

    Rodney Atkins may be a man of few words, but this quiet country singer is quickly amassing a body of hits that speaks loudly to his place as one of Nashville's emerging power players. Since his platinum 2006 album If You're Going Through Hell, Atk...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    The Kenny Chesney co-produced Moment of Forever seeks to modernize Willie Nelson's iconic sound by inserting the Red Headed Stranger's distinct vocals into a series of flush, Nashville-tinted arrangements. A decidedly bleak collection laced with d...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Brad Paisley is one of country music's greatest living guitar players. On his latest album, 5th Gear, the reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year blends his masterful chicken pickin' with just the right amount of the clever humor that has helped es...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Suzy Bogguss was poised to be country music's next big thing. After winning the CMA's Horizon Award in 1992, she sold more than two and a half million albums on the strength of six top-ten singles. But Bogguss's eclectic and ever-evolving musical ...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Preeminent country pianist Phil Vassar has scored only a pair of number-one singles as an artist: "Just Another Day in Paradise" and "In a Real Love." But the bleached-blond tunesmith — who favors T-shirts and faded jeans over traditional co...

  • 8 years ago | Music News

    A more accurate title for Carrie Underwood's latest effort would be Kiddie Coaster, because this is one boring ride. The sophomore release from country music's favorite Idol provides few thrills as it mechanically runs around in circles, all the w...