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Album OTW: Platinum from Miranda Lambert

30-year-old Texas native Miranda Lambert only finished third on the show “Nashville Star” but since then she’s proven to be a real winner, grabbing the Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year award 5 years running. Her fifth studio album is called “Platinum” and it features eight songs written by Lambert, plus collaborations […]

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Album OTW: Mariah Carey’s Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse

If you look up Mariah Carey on Wikipedia, they don’t even know her age, it’s listed as either 44 or 45. It’s kind of amazing that after selling over 200 million records worldwide, Mariah still manages to retain an air of mystery. She nods to this in the title of her fourteenth studio album, “Me. […]

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Album OTW: Phillip Phillips – Behind the Light

23-year-old Georgia native Phillip Phillips almost didn’t make it through his American Idol run as he endured a bout with kidney stones. But he persevered and went on to win the whole competition. His 2012 debut album “The World From the Side of the Moon” went platinum; now we have his sophomore release. It’s called […]

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Album OTW: Micheal Jackson’s Xscape

It’s hard to believe that the forever-young Michael Jackson would have turned 55 this year. His death in 2009 shocked the world, and audiences still hunger to hear unreleased material from Jackson’s catalog. “Xscape” is the second posthumous compilation of unheard Michael Jackson songs. It was curated by Epic chairman L.A. Reid, and the updated […]

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Album OTW: Storyline from Hunter Hayes

At the ripe old age of 22, Louisiana-born Hunter Hayes has already become a powerful voice in country music. His 2011 debut album spawned two Country Number 1s and three Grammy nominations, all the more impressive considering he played every instrument and sang every vocal track himself. Now he’s back with his second album “Storyline,” […]

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Album OTW: Ray Lamontagne’s Supernova

Singer-songwriter Ray Lamontagne looks back to classic folk artists like Stephen Stills, Nick Drake and Van Morrison for inspiration. His 2004 debut album “Trouble” has been certified gold in the US, and his most recent release, “God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise” won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album last year. His fifth […]

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