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CD Rated: Dills (Uncommon)

Artist: The Dills Title: Uncommon Rating: 4 Stars Nutshell Analysis: This is a strong release by the Dills, an exciting up-and-coming group that consists of two brothers and their wives.

CD Rated: Eighth Day (Headin’ Home)

Artist: Eighth Day Title: Headin’ Home Rating: 4 Stars Nutshell Analysis: I found Headin’ Home up on a shelf a few days ago and realized I never had reviewed it.

CD Rated: Melody Boys Quartet (God’s Christmas)

Artist: Melody Boys Quartet Title: God’s Christmas Rating: 3 Stars Nutshell Analysis: Oh, how the mighty have fallen. When you take away the production quality this group’s recordings had when

CD Rated: Crabb Family (Letting Go)

Artist: Crabb Family Title: Letting Go Rating: 5 Stars Nutshell Analysis: For their final hurrah, the Crabb Family draws from their past and present influences. “Child Of The King” has

CD Rated: Anchormen (Glory Ahead)

Artist: Anchormen Title: Glory Ahead Rating: 3 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: Glory Ahead is the first recording by the Anchormen since the former members of the Anchormen became Driven and

CD Rated: Called Out Quartet (Can’t Make It By Myself)

Artist: Called Out Quartet Title: Can’t Make It By Myself Rating: 3 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: An upgraded version of “I Just Can’t Make It By Myself” with a pounding

CD Rated: Balsam Range (Marching Home)

Artist: Balsam Range Title: Marching Home Rating: 4 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: I wrote a blog entry a few weeks ago about Tim Surrett’s return to bluegrass. Marching Home by

CD Rated: Gaither Gospel Series (Amazing Grace)

Artist: Gaither Gospel Series Title: Amazing Grace Rating: 4 Stars Nutshell Analysis: Amazing Grace shares most of the same pros and cons as its companion product, How Great Thou Art.

CD Rated: The Milby Family (Faith Like A Mustard Seed)

Artist: The Milby Family Title: Faith Like A Mustard Seed Rating: 4 Stars Nutshell Analysis: This must be the week for family group CDs. The Milby Family consists of Robin

CD Rated: Jerry Salley (New Songs, Old Friends)

Artist: Jerry Salley Title: New Songs, Old Friends Rating: 4 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: The 22 guest vocalists and musicians who assist Jerry Salley on New Songs, Old Friends range

CD Rated: Jimmy Dooley (Things Are Looking Different)

Artist: Jimmy DooleyTitle: Things Are Looking Different RATING: 3 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: Jimmy Dooley writes all ten songs on Things Are Looking Different, sings them, and for good measure,

CD Rated: Dale & Cheryl Golden (Glory Coming Down)

Artist: Dale & Cheryl GoldenTitle: Glory Coming Down RATING: 3 Stars Nutshell Analysis: This CD consists of ten original songs written by Dale Golden. Some are predictable, but most are