Music: heavy load of new country delivers

little big town

little big townThis week offers an embarrassment of country music riches, as two new CDs  debut. New from Little Big Town delivers Pain Killer and Gavin DeGraw drops of Finest Hour, a greatest hits collection.

Pain Killer is Little Big Town’s the sixth studio album. Eight of its 13 cuts were co-written by the members of the band, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet. Country Weekly called it, “… velvety, lush harmonies, well-thought-out lyrics, thumping up-tempo rockers and tug-at-your-heartstrings ballads.” $9.99

degrawFinest Hour is an 11-cut offering that includes a new version of DeGraw’s hit Finest Hour. Also on this hits collection is Not Over You, We Belong Together and I Don’t Wanna Be. Finest Hour — the CD — is a follow-up to DeGraw’s well-received fourth studio album, Make A Move. $9.99