Country

1. Still Standin’ Band
Official Website
Official MySpace
Buy It on MySpace!!

#1 Pick HotIndieMusic.com Country

#1 Pick HotIndieMusic.com Country

This group has a great sound and some really good lyrics. You don’t have to be a fan of country to appreciate Still Standin Band’s sound.

Our Favorite Track
Megaphone

Room For Improvement
Nada, well done
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2. Jernie Talles
Official MySpace
(Listen to “High Performance Woman”)

#2 Pick HotIndieMusic.com Country

#2 Pick HotIndieMusic.com Country

Gretchen Wilson look out because Jernie is only in high school. Jernie has already overstepped Gretchen Wilson’s Redneck Woman and replaced it with her hit performance of “High Performance Woman”, the third track on Jernie’s album and our favorite. Ms. Talles is on fire with great energy. She does have a lot to learn, but she obviously learns quickly. She sings with genuine passion and emotion. It does not matter if she’s doing a cover song or one written by her producers, once Jernie sings it she owns it!

Our Favorite Track
High Performance Woman (LISTEN TO THIS SONG!!!)

Room For Improvement
Jernie is only a teenager so she must continue to develop her voice, but we don’t think anybody can stop her. This girl is for real!!
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3. Ray Stephenson
Official Website

Official MySpace
Buy It on CDBABY!!

#1 Pick HotIndieMusic.com Country

#3 Pick HotIndieMusic.com Country

Ray has made us fall in love with country music and that was no easy task. His ballad ‘Forget My Name’ is sooooo real. He paints a tail of heart break Keyshia Cole has yet to draw. He even cracks his voice in the beginning of the song to…. well listen for yourself. Don’t worry his album won’t leave you completely in tears. Ray can make you laugh with hilarious tracks like ‘Farmboy’. This is a solid well rounded album. Well done Ray, and we cannot wait to hear more!!

Our Favorite Track
‘Forget My Name’ (he intentionally cracks his voice in the beginning, it gets good once the chorus comes in)

Room For Improvement
Mr. Stephenson is a great songwriter with a unique style of delivery. We feel he needs to strengthen his vocal performance a little.
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4. Laurelyn Carter
Official Website
Official MySpace
Buy It on MySpace!!

#6 Pick HotIndieMusic.com

#4 Pick HotIndieMusic.com Country

This young teenager is a great songwriter and not too shabby a vocalist =). Seriously the young Ms. Carter is extremely talented. Laurelyn paints you a very vivid picture of what’s going on with her carefully chosen words. We enjoyed listening to her and we think you will too.

Our Favorite Track
Moments

Room For Improvement
Laurelyn needs a little more vocal work, breath control in particular, but this is normal she’s still a teen and we know she’s a winner.

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5. Clay Underwood
Official MySpace
Buy It on CDBABY!!

#4 Pick HotIndieMusic.com Country

#5 Pick HotIndieMusic.com Country

Clay can make anybody fall in love with country music. The lyrics, his voice and delivery are all tremendous especially on his slow songs. Clay we loved listening to your work and hope to hear more.

Our Favorite Track
Kentucky Line

Room For Improvement
We think Clay sounds great on all his slow and mid tempo songs, but on the fast songs not so much.

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6. Tim La Roche
Official Website
Official MySpace
Buy It on TimLaRoche.com

#5 Pick HotIndieMusic.com Country

#6 Pick HotIndieMusic.com Country

You may remember this young man from Nashville Star, the country version of American Idol on the USA network. We love Tim’s authentic acoustic style. Whether he’s singing solo with just his guitar or with the band, Tim is all good.

Our Favorite Track
You Can Come Cryin To Me

Room For Improvement
We’d like to see Tim push himself a little more vocally making him a little more aggressive. We love Tim’s warmth though.
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7. Casey Jamerson
Offical Website

Official MySpace
Buy It Here!!

#2 Pick HotIndieMusic.com Country Music

#7 Pick HotIndieMusic.com Country

Casey has a great voice and some catchy lyrics. In fact one of her songs has been requested on Indiana’s radio waves so much that it is in regular rotation. The production on this album is wonderful, the audio engineer deserves his or her props. Casey’s got a bright future and clean sound. That is a winning combo.

Our Favorite Track

I Don’t Want to Be Right Now

Room For Improvement
We’d like to see Casey find her niche sound. Right now she sounds a little generic, but we’re confident she’ll grow into her own.

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2 responses

18 10 2008
Mike T

Megaphone is a great record from a fine group of guys. I’m glad to spin it every weekend in the clubs and @ private functions…

DJ Mike T.
Santa Fe, Texas
http://www.scott-todaro.com

18 01 2009
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