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Hayes Carll: Honest Emotion and Sardonic Wit | Hayes Carll | News

Posted: April 9th, 2008

Hayes Carll might be the perfect artist to introduce (or perhaps reintroduce) fans of pop country to genuine country music. On his third album, Trouble In Mind, Carll keeps things gritty enough to appeal to alt-country and traditional country purists w…


Another 4-Star Review for Trouble In Mind! | Hayes Carll | News

Posted: April 9th, 2008

Far too much of the country music coming out today is “successful” in achieving a very limited aim; to be enjoyable by leaning heavily on pop-rock conventions while using the lyrics to vaguely define the emotional point of the song and to provide j…


Hayes Carll has Trouble In Mind | Hayes Carll | News

Posted: April 8th, 2008

Hayes Carll is a Texas singer/songwriter, which is a categorical description that holds a lot of artistic weight. After all, this subset also includes Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt. And heck, let’s not forget Willie Nelson and Waylon Je…


Carll’s Best In Texas | Hayes Carll | News

Posted: April 8th, 2008

Willie Nelson. Shelby Lynne. Van Morrison. Hayes Carll.

In order, new international releases by those four artists were rolled out by Lost Highway Records in March and early April.

Country and pop music fans spanning several generations identify …


An “A” for Trouble In Mind | Hayes Carll | News

Posted: April 7th, 2008

“I’m gonna holler / And I’m gonna scream / I’m gonna get me some Mescaline.” Picture Steve Earle at his booziest singing that line from “Drunken Poet’s Dream” and you’re most of the way to understanding what this third album from Step…