About

Kris Kristofferson once said,” If if sounds country, man, that’s what it is. It’s a country song.” Engine 145 (the name alludes to the I-IV-V chord progression found in countless classic country, folk, blues, and rock songs) provides news and reviews about country and roots music: whether it’s traditional, mainstream, bluegrass, Americana, or Red Dirt, you’ll find it covered here, along with the occasional foray into blues and roots rock.

The Staff

Juli Thanki | Editor
juli [at] engine 145.com | Twitter

Ken Morton, Jr. | Senior Writer
That Nashville Sound | Twitter

Karlie Justus | Contributing Writer
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C.M. Wilcox | Contributing Writer
Country California | Twitter

Blake Boldt | Contributing Writer
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Sam Gazdziak | Contributing Writer

Barry Mazor | Senior Columnist

Current Discussion

  • Jack: The Everly Brothers "Song Our Daddy Taught Us" and "Roots" LPs look good.
  • Juli Thanki: Indeed, Richie. Leslie Knope is my spirit animal.
  • Six String Richie: That Parks & Rec. clip was perfection! Everybody reading this blog should watch it even if they don't watch the …
  • Ben Foster: I'm coveting Dolly Parton's "Blue Smoke" 45.
  • Barry Mazor: Speculation is free!
  • Jack: Taste of Country has a pretty shallow point of view, and this little blurb is exhibit A.
  • Leeann Ward: It is admittedly fun to speculate about these things.
  • luckyoldsun: I wonder if the key to learning Gong Kwon Yu Sul is to be higher than a kite. lol
  • luckyoldsun: Barry, I didn't say or imply that I have superior knowledge about the nominating process or workings--I'm just willing to make …
  • CraigR.: After watching Easton Corbin's video I am left wondering where the man who made " I'm A Little Bit More …

Recently Reviewed Albums

  • rodneycrowelltarpapersky
  • rhondavincentonlyme
  • mandybgibson
  • paulburchfevers
  • kelliepicklerwomaniam
  • ronblockwalkingsong
  • lindiortegatinstar
  • timdarrell