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Saddle Of Southern Darkness create evil country born from metal influences

For starters, Saddle Of Southern Darkness is easily one of the most bad-ass band names I’ve come across in some time. It immediately evokes a sense of ominous intent, something nefarious no doubt. Although the band’s music may not provide the heaviness one might suspect, given the name, it’s certainly inspired by it, and the […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Emily Hearn Discusses ‘Hourglass’

Singer-songwriter Emily Hearn hails from Athens, Georgia, otherwise known as a town with high expectations for its musical inhabitants. After years of performing at local venues while doubling as a student at the University of Georgia, Hearn is positioned to take her country-tinged pop music to the masses as her songs continue to find success online, […]

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UTG TV: The Cadillac Three Chat About Writing For Keith Urban, Eric Church & Rascal Flatts

Under The Gun Review headed to Nashville, Tennessee for country music’s biggest week in the south, CMA Fest. We had the chance to dig deep into the musical backgrounds of Nashville natives The Cadillac Three. We bet you didn’t know that they’re the reason behind some of your favorite songs falling into the hands of […]

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UTG TV: Jessie James Decker Knows How To Handle A Busy Schedule

Jessie James Decker might be married to every female’s Man Crush Monday, but she’s not letting that stop her from making a name for herself. She makes being pregnant and balancing a career look like a walk in the park and absolutely deserves the coveted hashtag #MomGoals. You might remember Jessie from her pop days, […]

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UTG TV: Parmalee At CMA Music Festival 2015

We caught up with Parmalee right after they took the stage at CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee last month. These guys have been around each other for some time now and know how to have a good time, even with their busy lives. The band had just come back from a performance the night before […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: Luke Bryan – “Kick The Dust Up”

Artist: Luke Bryan Song: “Kick The Dust Up” Album: Kill The Lights Two years after crashing the bro country party with an album chock full of future hit singles, Luke Bryan has kicked off the promotion for his latest release with an incredibly underwhelming ode to farm town parties. “Kick The Dust Up” is the […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: The Damnwells Discuss First New Record With Original Lineup Since 2006

For the first time in about eight years, Brooklyn-based indie rock outfit The Damnwells are once again comprised of the original members that it consisted of during its inception in 2001. The four-piece’s brand new self-titled record, which is due out next week, epitomizes the high points of all the efforts poured into this much-anticipated reunion. UTG was […]

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REVIEW: Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors – ‘Medicine’

Artist: Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors Album: Medicine Genre: Folk/Americana With winter maintaining its stranglehold on the majority of North America it can be hard to picture sunnier days, let alone recall the joy that comes with better weather. Thankfully, this year music fans can find some semblance of comfort during the coldest months thanks […]

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Florida Georgia Line Release “Sun Daze” Music Video

I woke up this morning to discover the horrible chill of fall creeping through my cracked bedroom window and under my blankets. Sad and just a bit frustrated, I rolled over to check my phone and found a picture from a friend in Michigan featuring snow covered roads that he drove on in order to […]

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REVIEW: Florida Georgia Line – ‘Anything Goes’

Artist: Florida Georgia Line Album: Anything Goes Genre: Country/Pop Filled from front to back with anthems for a generation of music fans that grew up with a cornfield in their backyard and the internet in their pocket, Anything Goes solidifies Florida Georgia Line as an unstoppable force in the world of music. If Here’s To […]

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City And Colour and P!nk Announce Collaborative Album, Share Lead Single

City And Colour announce collaborative album with P!nk (Pink).

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REVIEW: Ryan Adams – ‘Ryan Adams’

Artist: Ryan Adams Title: Ryan Adams Label: PaxAmericana Genre: Country Rock Fourteen records, a successful recording studio, four (as far as we know) bands, and countless co-productions later, Ryan Adams finally found a relatively small place in my heart. I’ve always loved his type of music. Like a lot of people, I still find myself […]