Artist: Joe Nichols

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Album:Man with a Memory

Man with a Memory

Joe Nichols

It’s not just that this Arkansas native’s leathery, edgy voice conjures up Haggard, Jackson, and Travis. Too many recent case histories demonstrate that such traditionalism won’t necessarily survive Music Row or radio’s dictatorial requirements. Joe Nichols provides a heartening exception to that depressing rule. The songs may cover predictable ground, yet their spicy ingenuity and Nichols’s hardy voice prove consistently satisfying. He tackles the philosophical tune “The Impossible” with understated finesse. The same applies to his spins on loneliness (“You…

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