Country Rock

Nashville Expands

Story by Nick Krewen | March 21, 2014 For SOCAN Words And Music.   Name any gigantic country hit of the last two decades or so and there’s a better-than-average chance that it was generated from Nashville, Tennessee. Sure, Texas factors into the mix, and maybe there’s a touch of Bakersfield in there, too. But for the most part it’s a 30-block-or-so chunk Southwest of downtown Nashville, nicknamed Music Row,…


Kenny Chesney delivers the good life at Molson Amphitheatre: review

The audience lapped it up, as the “tropical” country star paraded his sun-kissed playlist. And talented opener Kacey Musgraves is going places. By: Nick Krewen Music, SPECIAL TO THE STAR, Published on Fri Aug 16 2013 Kenny Chesney At the Molson Amphitheatre, Aug. 15 3.5 stars Since there’s no official category for “tropical” country music, Kenny Chesney should perhaps file the papers and register his entitlement to the genre. It’s…


The Band Perry brings ‘spitfire attitude’ to Boots and Hearts festival

Siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry headline country music fest on Aug. 3 with Rascal Flatts By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Fri Aug 02 2013 Heartbreak and attitude. While those two qualities don’t spell out the entire musical proclivity of The Band Perry, the sibling trio from Mobile, Alabama, that has been taking the country music world by storm, this is a group that enjoys flaunting its ornery side….


Tim McGraw review: superstar not resting on his laurels

McGraw’s Molson Amphitheatre concert full of favourites but gave appreciative crowd new stuff too SBy: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Fri Jul 26 2013 Tim McGraw 3 stars July 25 at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre It seems you can never have too many guitars at a Tim McGraw concert. With an eight-piece band backing him up during a two-hour love-in with a full house at the Molson Amphitheatre on Thursday night,…


The Eagles’ pop immortality still intact: Review

The Eagles ensured through a convincing Toronto performance on Thursday that their pop immortality will remain intact. By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Fri Jul 12 2013 The Eagles At the Air Canada Centre, July 11 3 stars Bernie’s back. Bernie Leadon, the former Flying Burrito Brother and the multi-stringed-instrument specialist who was the first person to fly The Eagles’ nest as the popular Southern Californian band soared to the…