CMT.com Columnist Chet Flippo says it's time to "praise those musical artists who are advancing -- as opposed to obstructing -- the music's development." He reflects on new releases from Dierks Bentley and Chris Young.
Calvin Gilbert, also from CMT.com wrote an article about Dierks closing his Up On The Ridge tour at the Ryman Auditorium, a first for Dierks to headline a solo concert at the historic landmark. "As for Bentley, he's likely to gain a whole new level of respect from country fans, the media and the music industry when he releases Up on the Ridge. It's been many years since a mainstream country act still in their hit-making prime has made such a departure for an entire album."
Check out both articles on cmt.com.