Tag: Country album reviews

INTERVIEW: Griffen Palmer Discusses His Debut Album, Unlearn

Big Loud’s rising star Griffen Palmer is giving fans a first taste of his music with his debut album, Unlearn. 

For those unfamiliar with Palmer, he’s a songwriter first, with cuts with Jade Eagleson, Keith Urban and MacKenzie Porter. Since signing with Big Loud, he’s released numerous singles, accompanied Lily Rose on her US nationwide tour and performed at the 2023 CMA Fest.

Last April, the singer-songwriter released Unlearn, a record that is best described as encompassing what it means to be young and in your ’20s. Consisting of 10 pop-infused tracks, the record explores relatable themes & experiences such as falling in love with the one, personal growth and more—all while maintaining fresh perspectives.

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INTERVIEW: PEI’s “Saltwater Cowboy” Ben Chase Discusses His Growth as an Artist since Relocating to Nashville and His Debut Album, That Was Then, This Is Now

Hailing from the small Canadian province of PEI is the country music industry’s very own “Saltwater Cowboy,” Ben Chase.​

For those unfamiliar with Ben and his music, he has already earned more than 2 million global streams, with his single “Call Me Drunk” recently surpassing 1 million streams on Apple Music. The high-energy entertainer has also previously opened for notable country acts such as Zach Bryan, Brett Kissel and Dan + Shay at highly regarded Canadian country music festivals.

In November of last year, Ben released his debut album, That Was Then, This Is Now. The project consists of 20 tracks, including 12 previously released singles and 8 brand-new songs. As a whole, the record explores relatable themes such as dating & relationships, young love, heartbreak and coping with change– all of which draw inspiration from his lived experiences. In many ways, the album is an introduction to Ben himself.

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REVIEW: Lauren Watkins’ EP, Introducing: The Heartbreak

The Big Loud x Songs & Daughters singer-songwriter made a splash last spring with her debut EP, Introducing: Lauren Watkins. Now, the rising star is back with her follow-up EP, Introducing: The Heartbreak. ⁠In many ways, the vulnerable 6-track project will continue to share Watkins’ story with the world– This time, by chronicling her experiences of falling in love and navigating heartbreak.

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