Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour

Album Review: Kacey Musgraves Glows on “Golden Hour”

Kacey Musgraves, country music’s golden girl from Golden, Texas, has entered into her golden hour.

The ‘golden hour’ refers to that brief period of time after sunrise or before sunset during which the daylight is at the height of its vividness and warmth. It’s a phenomenon that provides the perfect metaphor for the transformative personal experiences and deepened state of mind that influenced the making of Musgraves’ latest album, Golden Hour.

In the follow-up to her game-changing albums Same Trailer, Different Park and Pageant Material, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter, who both co-produced Golden Hour and co-wrote all 13 songs on the record, reveals new sides to her artistry that are equal parts familiar and fresh. Musgraves, who made a name for herself with her bitingly frank and progressively-minded commentary, critiquing the country music industry, small town life, and the conventional lifestyle, expands on her ‘cosmic country hippie’ brand with this dreamy and introspective offering. Golden Hour explores those moments in one’s timeline when things feel like they’re finally coming into fruition, including the finding love and happiness, living life in the present, and learning to witness and appreciate the beauty of the universe around you.

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David Cook by Bobby Quillard, 2017

David Cook Enters Brave New Stages in 2018

What is David Cook’s recipe for success? For the pop-rock musician and American Idol Season 7 winner, it’s all about delivering constant surprises. Just as Idol prepares for its revival, Cook is prepped and ready to head in a few new and unexplored musical territories himself, including a new album and a new stage to usher in an exciting creative era for the artist.

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Allison Iraheta & Halo Circus by Michael Becker

Artist Spotlight: RIVVRS, Veronica Bianqui & Halo Circus

Looking for new artists to add to your Spotify playlists? We’ve got you covered! In this Artist Spotlight roundup, we feature a few up-and-coming independent musicians in Americana, bluesy pop-rock, and electropop that you’ll be hearing more from this year and beyond. Meet RIVVRS, Veronica Bianqui, and Halo Circus.

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Highlights from the 2018 Grammy Awards

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards was hosted in New York City for the first time in fifteen years. Here are some of the top moments from the music industry’s top movers and shakers of 2018 at the famed Madison Square Garden in the heart of the concrete jungle of the Big Apple.

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phillip phillips 2018 collateral

Album Review: Phillip Phillips Gives His All With “Collateral”

What a name, what a talent! Phillip Phillips, the artist with the unforgettable name and undeniable talent, is back and better than ever.

His third album release, Collateral, the follow-up to 2014’s Behind the Light, is an artistic evolution for the singer-songwriter-guitarist. Going above and beyond his signature blend of raspy folk-pop rock, Phillips explores new territories through incorporating new sounds and styles into his music. On this 12-track album, Phillips channels the good times, the challenging times, the lessons, and the love he’s experienced over the past three years into songs his fans will certainly connect with and enjoy.

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