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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
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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

  • Leeann: The Sammy Kershaw tribute to George Jones is pretty good on first listen. Of course, Sammy's no George, but their …
  • Jeremy Dylan: I did a podcast on Joni Mitchell's BLUE album recently and was wondering if there was a good bio of …
  • Leeann Ward: Well, that was a mighty unnecessarily flippant comment I just made there and the better angels of my nature make …
  • Leeann Ward: As for me, I'd realize I'd written a crappy song if Luke Bryan ended up being the one who wanted …
  • luckyoldsun: You say Marx is very gracious--again implying that he should feel aggrieved. Well, apparently, he DOESN'T feel aggrieved--He feels gratitude …
  • Leeann Ward: I know that Marx seems to be very gracious about it and I also know that that's how the business …
  • luckyoldsun: Leann, You put an unwarranted negative spin on Richard Marx's anecdote about Kenny Rogers and him. As Marx tells it, he was …
  • luckyoldsun: "There's absolutely no question that Lauderdale and Marty Stuart—the other heir to the throne—have done more than any other musicians..." Hey, …
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  • Dave D.: If you add an Amazon link to Michael Jarrett’s book to the upcoming "This week’s album releases", you can count …

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