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Indie artist Tyler Childers’ album off to rollicking start

Childers' album Purgatory

Tyler Childers’ album ‘Purgatory’ is due out in August.

In June I wrote about indie music artist Tyler Childers’ new album Purgatory.

Childers’ album has just been released, and he must be smiling. Sturgill Simpson, who helped produce it, is probably smiling as well.

It’s been a long haul for this country artist who did gigs in a couple of states before seeing the kind of success most indie artists would like to have.

The fact he’s an independent makes the story even sweeter.

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Radio stations give Lewis short shrift, but looks like he doesn’t care

Aaron Lewis 'Sinner'

Aaron Lewis recently released his album ‘Sinner’.

Traditional radio stations were once the heart of country music, but now, as I’ve written before, you’re likely to hear tunes that come off as pop more than country.

Critics abound, and one of the most vocal inside the music business is Aaron Lewis.

Lewis earned his stripes playing a different kind of music, alternative rock, with the band Staind. Leaving that genre for country led some of his previous fans to criticize him on social media because he wasn’t born in the South, the region many associate with country music.

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Sturgill Simpson helped produce indie musician Childers’ new album ‘Purgatory’

Childers' album Purgatory

Tyler Childers’ album ‘Purgatory’ is due out in August.

Sturgill Simpson, the indie musician who took his brand to the level just about any musician would love to enjoy, helped produce a new album for indie musician Tyler Childers.

The album ‘Purgatory’ comprising 10 of Childers’ songs will be out in August, and the backstory is interesting.  Continue reading

Aaron Watson Vaquero

Indie artist Aaron Watson tops charts with ‘Vaquero’

Aaron Watson bio pic

Bio photo of Watson from aaronwatson.com

Aaron Watson is defying the pop culture model again as his latest album Vaquero tops country music charts within two weeks of release. Watson has been relentless in his efforts to take his music directly to his supporters, and he’s done it without the artificial persona and synthetic sounds most big studios create for their entertainers.  Continue reading