Best Betts 8/14/2007

Posted by amyclark on 08/11/2008

8/14/2007 Stephen L. Betts Mainstream country fans have two solid new releases out today to choose from, as newcomers Luke Bryan (I’ll Stay Me, Capitol) and Halfway to Hazard (Halfway to Hazard, Universal) both release their debut discs. And while both have plenty to recommend them, the one you won’t want to pass up is the joyful bluegrass offering Lovin’ Pretty Women by Steep Canyon Rangers, also out today on Rebel Records. A dozen tracks rendered with passion and punch. Great stuff! On the Download: For an authentic taste of classic country, try any of the eighteen Capitol albums by Country Music Hall of Famer Hank Thompson that have just become available at digital music services. You might want to start with 1961’s At the Golden Nugget, the first live album ever released in country music history, but don't stop there!