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The Best New Christmas Albums of 2018

Year after year, the tradition of Christmas music releases continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. This crop of artists make the tried and true seasonal standards remain relevant and fresh with their unique interpretations while also creating new holiday classics of their own with original songs. Here’s a preview of 10 newly-released […]

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Monthly ‘Idol’ Roundup: May 2018

Between American Idol‘s latest season wrapping up, summer tours and music festivals, and new music, there’s plenty happening in the lives of your favorite contestants from the Idol universe. There’s so much going on that it’s hard to keep up, but lucky for you we’ve compiled all the news from May and every upcoming event into one […]

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Album Review: Trent Harmon Bares His Soul With ‘You Got ‘Em All’

Perhaps we should have known all along that Trent Harmon would be a different kind of American Idol winner. When the Mississippi native was crowned the show’s “last” champion during its final season on FOX, his swan song was not the inspirational ballads of years’ prior, but instead a sultry number — entitled “Falling” — penned by […]

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Carrie Underwood Marks Empowering Return With New Single ‘Cry Pretty’

Touted one of the most anticipated releases of 2018, Carrie Underwood returns with “Cry Pretty,” her first solo single since 2016’s “Dirty Laundry.”

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Album Review: Kacey Musgraves Glows on ‘Golden Hour’

Kacey Musgraves, country music’s golden girl from Golden, Texas, has entered 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 […]

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5 Standout Moments From Night 2 of ABC’s ‘American Idol’

American Idol debuted with solid ratings after it’s Sunday night debut, but it was Monday’s night show where Idol had a real return to form with a strong showing of young talent and the kind of emotional moments that really separate the singing show from its competition. Katy, Luke, and Lionel responded immediately to the new crop […]

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Album Review: ‘Paranoia’ Signifies a New Era for ‘Idol’ Winner Lee DeWyze

As American Idol gears up to premiere its 16th season on ABC beginning March 11, it’s hard to believe that Season 9, the season where the grouchy but honest Simon Cowell left the juggernaut show, was almost eight years ago. That season was the same season where Lee DeWyze, the underdog painter from Mount Prospect, Illinois, […]

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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 this March, Cook is prepped and ready to head in a few new and unexplored musical territories himself, including a new album and stage to usher […]

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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. The singer-songwriter-guitarist, who rose to fame as the winner of the eleventh season of American Idol, is a fighter. From battling through health issues during his Idol run to holding 19 Entertainment […]

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Our Top Picks for the Best Albums of 2017

A lot went down in the past 12 months, that it’s kind of hard to remember what life sounded like before it. But this year presented a discography from a number of artists that was full of emotion, fury and resistance. In what might be a major sigh of relief around the world, 2017 is […]

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The Best New Christmas Albums of 2017

Now that the turkey has been gobbled down and the Black Friday shopping frenzy has calmed down, the countdown to the days leading up to Christmas officially begins! As you start to get into the holiday spirit by decorating your home, trimming the tree, and wrapping presents for your loved ones, you’re gonna need a […]

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Concert Review: Al Stewart Brings His ‘Year of the Cat’ Tour to Edmonds

It’s rare to be able to hear one of your favorite albums played live all the way through, but I was lucky enough to experience this when British folk musician Al Stewart brought his Year of the Cat tour to the Edmonds Center for the Arts in Edmonds, Washington on Friday night. Joined by Chicago area […]

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Concert Review: Gavin DeGraw Strips Down for the Raw Tour

On October 14th, Gavin DeGraw brought his Raw Tour to the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, Canada.

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Lorde, Alessia Cara and Liam Payne Bring the Party to iHeartRadio Beach Ball Vancouver

On Sept. 3, headliners Lorde, Alessia Cara and Liam Payne had fun in the sun for the iHeartRadio Beach Ball at the PNE Amphitheatre during The Fair at the PNE. Presented by Virgin Radio, the first night of the inaugural two-day summer music festival in Vancouver featured a line-up of artists making waves in the […]

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Concert Review: David Cook Rocks the Pacific Northwest

David Cook is currently on tour in support of a forthcoming EP and his new single “Gimme Heartbreak.” Over nine years removed from his American Idol win, Cook plays shows steadily throughout the year, though this is the first time he’s been back to the Pacific Northwest since 2015. Playing a show in Seattle on August […]

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