Court Yard Hounds "Court Yard Hounds," Columbia/Sony

Court Yard Hounds seems like a grungy name for the two of the country divas that once belonged to the
Dixie Chicks. However, sisters Emily Robinson and Martie Maguire have come back hard with more
melding of real-life tales and beautiful voices smooth as milk, of truths sweet and difficult.

This debut crosses the boundary of rock and country; it could pass for either one. Touches of banjo keeps
the album rootsy. It is gentler that the Dixie Chicks, as Natalie Maines, absent from the Court Yard
Hounds, brought a healthy dose of edginess to that group. However, these two work beautifully together,
and adding in Jakob Dylan for a song makes for a happy surprise.

*****Shelton's Single of the Week: "SEE YOU IN THE SPRING"*********

EDITOR'S NOTE: THESE ARE TWO-THIRDS OF THE DIXIE CHICKS, BECAUSE
NATALIE MAINES CURSED OUT GEORGE BUSH, HIS TEXAS LIFE AND HIS
POLITICALLY REACTIONARY VIEWS. MANY FANS IN THE RIGHT-WING WORLD
HATE THE DIXIE CHICKS BECAUSE OF NATALIE'S COMMENTS. THAT WAS FINE
WITH ME. MARTIE AND EMILY AGREE THAT PRESIDENT BUSH STINKS, BUT
WERE NEVER AS LOUD ABOUT IT AS NATALIE. IN ANY CASE, THE COURT
YARD HOUNDS ARE EXTRAORDINARY MUSICIANS, SINGERS AND WRITERS.
BESIDES ALL THAT, THEY ARE EXTRAORDINARILY GORGEOUS.

Brutha "Destination: Short Stay," DJ Finesse/Goodfellas/Best of Both Offices

Brutha is the name of R&B brothers the Harrells. The five of them work to harmonize and vocalize their
way into the hearts of the ladies - and they succeed. With great talent and sexy swagger to boot, the
Harrells, with the help of producer DJ Finesse, will have you sitting in their laps, batting your eyes, in no
time.

If Brutha uses Auto-Tune to correct their vocals on this album, the results are subtle enough not to
interfere with the music except where they intend it. The sound created by their voices would be at its
peak during a live concert. But they are also perfectly suited to the ticking of high-hat and funky bass lines
that back them up on "Destination: Short Stay." Juicy good, save this one for when things start to get hot
and heavy.

*****Shelton's Single of the Week: "ORLANDO," BY MIRIAM MAKEBA*********

EDITOR'S NOTE: EDITOR'S NOTE: LET ME MAKE IT VERY CLEAR: PUTUMAYO IS MY FAVOITE LABEL IN
THE WORLD.

Jack Johnson "To the Sea," Brushfire/Universal

On "To the Sea," Jack Johnson's voice comes through clear as ever, with laid-back, feel-good sentiments
flying around like butterflies on a sunny day. It's his usual chill beach rock, sung in an affected reggae-like
accent. However, more songs on this album have backup music by a band, rather than just by his
acoustic guitar, making for a varied sound throughout the length of "To the Sea."

People generally either adore this singer-songwriter's emotive lyrics and comforting sound or spurn him
for seeming glossy and cutesy. At times, he seems relegated to the realm of high school and college
students. However, the sweet guy that Hawaiian-born Johnson really is comes through in his music. "To
the Sea" may just be charming enough to make an easy-rocker of you, too.

******BEST ALBUM OF THE WEEK*********

Shelton's Single of the Week: "RED WINE, MISTAKES AND MYTHOLOGY"

EDITOR'S NOTE: BLESSED WITH A KNACK FOR INCREDIBLE RHYMES, A BIG
VOICE AND A GRAPHIC ARTIST'S WIDE SCREEN SENSIBILITY, LUDACRIS IS
ONE OF THE GREAT ARTISTS OF THE LAST DECADE IN HIP-HOP.

Jose James and Jef Neve "For All We Know," Impulse!/Verve/Universal

These two dapper musicians-Jose James crooning and Jef Neve on the ivoriesÑcreate a beautiful
vocal jazz sound that's anything but trite. They deal in half-steps and longing, leaving time for you to
dream, eyes closed, about your lost muse in the quietude between melodic piano trailings.

James has only been on the scene for a couple of years, and his effort on "For All We Know" with Neve
shows his growing maturity and makes us wonder if the two will continue making music together in the
future. The two make an incredible pair, doing the traditional jazz thing but with a self-consciousness that
allows you to identify with the music. They fearlessly venture into the world of minor keys to express in
music what can never be fully said in words.

Shelton's Single of the Week: "EVENING TRAIN"

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sweet's hits lead the raunchy glam pack during the
Seventies. These coifed pretty boys were just obnoxious enough to offend
your mother but safe enough to cultivate a mass success.

You Me at Six "Hold Me Down," Virgin/EMI

"Hold Me Down" is the usual pop-punk fare, though You Me at Six comes from the UK instead of from the
US, where pop-punk was born. There's nothing too special going on in this thickly guitared, love-wrangled
album, except for a nice trilling quality in the lead vocals. Nonetheless, the band's members are relatively
young, and they are managing to woo the still-enthusiastic pop-punk hordes the world over, so they have
a chance to redeem themselves by doing something quirky in the future.

Whether they are following orders to conform to formulaic songwriting or simply being timid, You Me at
Six fell short on this, their second album. However, they have the ability to hold young people's attention
in a market awash with playful, hipster-looking rockers. Rightfully placed in the "Artist to Watch" category,
You Me at Six still has a chance to step in the right direction, using their fame to sell recordings imbued
with a bit more art and creativity than this one.

******ARTIST TO WATCH!!!*******************

Shelton's Single of the Week: "WOUNDED KNEE, WARRIOR VERSION"

Various Artists "My Name Is Khan: Soundtrack," Dharma/Fox/Sony

The soundtrack of the film "My Name Is Khan" was created to accompany the main character in the film,
Razvan Khan, on his journey across the U.S. shortly after the events of September 11, 2001. The plot is
complicated by the fact that Khan is a Muslim from India and has Asburger's syndrome, a disease that
makes it difficult to understand subtleties of human communication.

The album is laid back, with the soft tapping of tabla drums and clear vocals from a number of Indian and
Pakistani musicians. From the music of the mystical Muslim Sufis to Indian-infused rock to orchestral
tracks, the soundtrack to "My Name Is Khan" will take you on an adventure of your own. But unlike Khan,
you'll be exploring the cultures of India and Pakistan rather than the back roads of the US.

Shelton's Single of the Week: "SAJDAA"

EDITOR'S NOTE: MINDY MCCREADY IS A REMARKABLE SINGER WHO
CREATES POWERHOUSE PERFORMANCES THAT ALWAYS ELEVATE HER TO
THE FRONT RANKS OF FEMALE COUNTRY SINGERS. IF I HAD A MILLION
DOLLARS AND OWNED A RECORD LABEL, SHE'D BE THE FIRST ARTIST THAT
I'D SIGN.

The Doors "When You're Strange: A Film about the Doors, Soundtrack and DVD,"
Rhino/Thirteen/American Masters/PBS

The Doors need no introduction, and this recording doesn't bother with introductions. Featuring poetry,
rare musical cuts and interviews, the DVD and soundtrack of the recent Doors documentary called "When
You're Strange" is not just another retrospective.

Johnny Depp reads poems penned by Jim Morrison, giving us glimpses into the enigmatic mind of one of
the most brilliant and tragic characters of the 1960s. The musical tracks that we hear are telling, too;
many of them are live and let us hear different kind of expression than you can hear on studio recordings.
For the most part the soundtrack lays off a narrative approach, demonstrating who the Doors were with
primary evidence instead. You won't encounter a more sincere Jim Morrison than on "When You're
Strange." This is no dramatized reenactment. Doors lovers, get ready for something new.

************LATE BUT GREAT***********

*******Shelton's Single of the Week: "LA WOMAN"**********

EDITOR'S NOTE: FOR THE DOORS, CALIFORNIA WAS A CONSTRUCT OF THE DARKEST
PSYCHE; IT WAS LA CRASH PADS AND NEEDLE FEVER, HOLLYWOOD BUNGALOWS AND FILM-
NOIR THREAT. THE DOORS WERE ULTIMATELY JIM MORRISON, EVEN THOUGH ROBBIE
KREEGER AND JOHN DENSMORE AND RAY MANZERIC ROUNDED OUT THE BAND. MORRISON
WAS DANGEROUS, RAW, BEAUTIFUL, MANLY IN HIS SKIN-TIGHT LEATHER PANTS, AND
FAITHFULLY SELF-DESTRUCTIVE.

Flogging Molly "Live at the Greek Theatre, 2 CDs and DVD," 26F/Side One Dummy

Despite the somewhat startling name of the band, Flogging Molly presents a fun,
danceable punk rock experience, all as heard through a green filter of traditional Irish
instrumentation. Lyrics are also based on Irish themes or modeled after traditional Irish
songsÑtopics range from love to politics to partying.

Flogging Molly has been around for a while now, since 1997. It is undoubtedly the best-
loved Irish-punk group in the US, and it demonstrates how well the two music forms
combine, both in music and philosophy. This live CD and DVD set provides a great
opportunity to hear this band in playing in Los Angeles, the town in which it first came
together. You get the full experience, include the talking between the songs and overall
a very passionate performance.

*******Shelton's Single of the Week: "LA WOMAN"**********

EDITOR'S NOTE: FOR THE DOORS, CALIFORNIA WAS A CONSTRUCT OF THE DARKEST
PSYCHE; IT WAS LA CRASH PADS AND NEEDLE FEVER, HOLLYWOOD BUNGALOWS AND FILM-
NOIR THREAT. THE DOORS WERE ULTIMATELY JIM MORRISON, EVEN THOUGH ROBBIE
KREEGER AND JOHN DENSMORE AND RAY MANZERIC ROUNDED OUT THE BAND. MORRISON
WAS DANGEROUS, RAW, BEAUTIFUL, MANLY IN HIS SKIN-TIGHT LEATHER PANTS, AND
FAITHFULLY SELF-DESTRUCTIVE.

Styles P "The Ghost Dub-Dime," E1

This is a true hip-hop record, not simply a club or radio joint. The songs are not at all
formulaic; rather, they demonstrate hard work on the parts of native New Yorker Styles
P as well as all the producers on the album.

A couple of musically lighter tracks lay nestled between heavy, sample-based beats. All
are overlain with the vocal talent of Styles P. On "The Ghost Dub-Dime Mixtape," the
theme is life on the streets. Though Styles P has some important insights to share,
these are often drowned out by his insistently aggressive and violent words. Though it
may be harsh for sheltered ears, Styles P raps about where he came from, and doesn't
make light of it. His style is grimy, and with some superb beats backing him up, the
effective is intense.

**************MIGHTY MIGHTY**********************

*******Shelton's Single of the Week: "THE GOOD DIE YOUNG"**********

EDITOR'S NOTE: FOR A LONG TIME, THE SCORPIONS WERE VERY POPULAR IN
EUROPE AND UNKNOWN IN THE USA BECAUSE THEIR LABEL WOULD FORK
OVER THE BUCKS FOR A SERIOUS TOUR. WHEN THAT CHANGED, THEY
ROARED FORTH WITH A FULLY FINISHED SOUND, HONED AND POLISHED BY
THE BAND AND ITS LONG TIME PRODUCER. THEIR SOUND WAS SLICK, MIXING
CRUNCH AND MELODY IN A RECIPE FOR THE RAGING ROCKERS THAT THEY
STILL ARE.

Jim Lauderdale "Patchwork River," Thirty Tigers

Jim Lauderdale is a country singer-songwriter who draws inspiration from his indigenous roots as well as
from classic Nashville country. On this album, he plays songs written by himself and his friend Robert
Hunter (of Grateful Dead fame). "Patchwork River" refers to the smooth flow of these two friends' work
when seamed together, to the flow of voice and guitar and to the flow of the album's varied themes one
after the other.

Lauderdale sings some songs on love, but that is by no means his sole interest. He sings about
environmental issues in "Alligator Alley": "Alligator Alley / Everglades burning / Once it's gone, there's no
returning," and of forming alliances in the title track: "Patchwork River / Me and Farmer Joe walk down
together / Talk about hopes, talk about schemes / Talk about salvaging some of our dreams." The
production quality on the album is fantastic and the song choices excellent. If you like country that hasn't
had all the reality and passion washed away, check out Jim Lauderdale.

*******Shelton's Single of the Week: "ALLIGATOR ALLEY"**********

EDITOR'S NOTE: SINGER-SONGWRITER JIM LAUDERDALE HELPED LAY OUT THE BLUEPRINT
FOR THE AMERICANA MOVEMENT EARNING HIGH CRITICAL MARKS FOR ECLECTIC SERIES OF
ALBUMS THAT SPANNED HARD COUNTRY, SLICK POP, ROOTSY ROCK AND ROLL, BLUES,
FOLK, R&B AND BLUEGRASS. HE WAS ALSO RECORDED BY SUPERSTARS LIKE GEORGE
STRAIT, VINCE GILL AND GEORGE JONES AMONG MANY OTHERS. COMMERCIALLY, THE MAN
HAS TOO MUCH INTEGRITY FOR HIS OWN GOOD, BUT CRITICALLY, LAUDERDALE IS AS
INTERESTING AND HEARTFELT AS IT GETS.

The Chieftains featuring Ry Cooder "San Patricio," Blackrock/Concordr

This is an exhilarating Chieftains album that crumples your old expectations into a ball, tosses them in the
trash, and opens up a new door into a world of vibrant shamrocks and trŽboles, the world of San Patricio.
Teaming up with dozens of Mexican musical artists and groups as well as American guitarist Ry Cooper,
the famous Irish band has made a mind-bending and foot-stomping recording that breaks down "world
music" genre barriers.

Listen for traditional Irish instruments, including the fiddle and the flute, entwined with strummed guitars
and Mexican vocals. The albums tells the story of the San Patricio Battalion. Expect a lot from this album,
both musically and conceptually. It's a must-have for those who draw inspiration from some of the
thousands of musical traditions around the globe.

***********LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL*****************

*******Shelton's Single of the Week: "A LA ORILLA DE UN PALMAR"**********

EDITOR'S NOTE: THE KEY TO THE BAND'S INCREDIBLE SUCCESS HAS BEEN MAIN MAN MICK JONES. A BATTLE-
SCARRED, HIT-SAVVY VETERAN, WHO PLAYED WITH THE ARTFUL ORGAN-ROCK OUTFIT
SPOOKY TOOTH BEFORE FOUNDING PLATINUM-SELLING FOREIGNER. JONES IS NOT ONLY A
MASTER OF THE HOOK, BUT ALSO A GUITARIST OF UNERRING EFFICIENCY.

The New Pornographers "Together," Matador

Still on independent label Matador and still making rock and roll that is both super-weird and super-fun to
listen to, The New Pornographers created "Together" by bringing a couple of handfuls of fantastic
musicians into their fold, including Neko Case and other superb vocalists. The result is a rhythmic classic
rock sound with harmonic singing and a variety of instruments not so common in rock, such as banjo,
violin, vibraphone and even some brass.

Their philosophical outlook is evident not just in the lyrics of their songs but in their decision to make
music that seems more targeted toward a thoughtful audience rather than toward any old person flipping
on the radio. In other words, the New Pornographers have created a quality, refreshing, interesting listen.
Though not the goal, necessarily, the album ought to become popular anywayÑrhythmic music, weird
sounds and Neko Case are all hot this year.

*******Shelton's Single of the Week: "THAT'S HOW IT FEELS"**********

EDITOR'S NOTE: WELCH'S SONGS SPRAWL OUT LIKE GREAT, OPEN FLATLANDS,
MAKING ELEMENTS OF FOLK, COUNTRY AND ROCK IN A CAPTIVATING WAY. WELCH HIMSELF-
-HALF SINGING, HALF SPEAKING SONGS--COMES OFF AS A CROSS BETWEEN A RENEGADE
STORY TELLER AND A HEARTLAND ROMANTIC.

Ani DiFranco "Little Plastic Castle," Righteous Babe

The queen of folk and the inspiration of a generation of singer-songwriters, Ani DiFranco, like the best of
us, isn't perfect. But her music is. Self-conscious and political, a great song writer and a quirky singer, Ani
DiFranco poured her soul into this classic recording, stringing us from story to story, love to love, rage to
joy.

The album came out in the late 1990s, and in 2010 creates a more powerful and personal nostalgia for
those olden days than even your high-school punk band's cassette tape. Hearing it will remind you of
road trips gone by and angst that still brews, forgotten, in the back of your heart. This is a fun album
strung with powerfully imagery and colorful instrumentation. Use this album as a signpost of one of
DiFranco's musically strongest moments.

************POLITICAL ALBUM OF THE WEEK*******************

******Shelton's Single of the Week: "GOVERNOR O.K. ALLEN (AKA ANGOLA BLUES)"*************

EDITOR'S NOTE: ANI DIFRANCO LEARNED EARLY HOW TO LIVE BY HER WITS. AS A
TEENAGER, SHE WORKED HER WAY AROUND BUFFALO, NY, FOLK CLUBS, AND RELOCATED
TO NEW YORK CITY BEFORE SHE TURNED 20. PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND CHECK
OUT HER HISTORY. SHE HAS BEEN OFFERED CONTRACTS WITH ALL THE MAJOR LABELS.
SHE HAS NEVER, EVER SIGNED WITH THEM. SHE HAS NEVER, EVER BEEN A SELL-OUT. SHE IS
A COMPLETE, IRREDUCABLE ORIGINAL.

The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker "Burn it Down," Outta Sight

To all of you who think that truly tight and funky dance jams end with James Brown: you are wrong. The
Dynamites, with the help of vocalist Charles Walker, blow it up with this all original, brand new collection
of deep funk and soul tracks. Political and as brilliant as the band that created them, the songs are
relevant to today's issues, and hand them over coated in pure, danceable breakdowns and grooves.

Dance the revolution, and celebrate that these musicians are coming together to try to tear down walls of
oppression with the love of music. Walker has been singing soul since he opened for the likes of James
Brown and Wilson Pickett, and he sounds as vibrant and fresh today as ever. The rest of the band is
careful to keep that restrained, together sound that makes funk such a pleasurable listen. Whether you
wish to shake your booty, ignite a rebellion or simply enjoy these vintage sounds, check out the
Dynamites. Now.

******Shelton's Single of the Week: "You Belong To Me"*************

EDITOR'S NOTE: WIDESPREAD PANIC IS ONE OF THE FINEST LIVE JAM BANDS AROUND.
SINCE ITS RAW BEGINNINGS DURING THE EARLY 1980S, THE GROUP HAS TOURED
INCESSANTLY GATHERING ONE OF THE MOST DEVOTED FAN BASES OF ANY BAND
AROUND.

Petree "Weakness Makes You Beautiful," Dream/UMG

Stephen Petree creates soft rock infused with electronica, interesting samples, otherworldly singing and
distorted guitars. One of the instruments used is the telekeyster, a keyboard-guitar fusion that is the only
one of its kind. That said, his music is easy to listen to; it has even been featured in television shows and
commercials.

Petree is the name of Stephen Petree's new band. Still, members of his former band, Shiny Toy Gun, join
him here and there, as does, in one song, Ronkat Spearman of P-Funk. Petree doesn't shy away from the
dance floor in this album, nor does it shy away from the radio. "Weakness Makes You Beautiful" is at a
vortex of many styles, and will be a boon to the rock-radio-listener who wants to hear something a little
more exciting.

**************** NEW ALBUM OF THE WEEK**********

******Shelton's Single of the Week: "WHISPERS"*************

EDITOR'S NOTE: GREAT BLUES MUSIC, SOUTHERN BOOGIE, SWEET SOUL AND SPACE ROCK
REFLECT THE INHERENT ADAPTABILITY OF CALE'S GREAT SONGS. YOU MUST BUY THIS
ALBUM.

Lorraine Klassen "Africa Calling," Justin Time

Lorraine Klassen and her troupe of backup vocalists sing in traditional South African style on "Africa
Calling." Multi-lingual Klassen was exiled from South Africa in 1976 for singing political songs, even
though what she was doing with her band was simply theatrical music. However, from Canada, she has
had a chance to explore music from her country for the sake of her heritage and for the love of the music
itself.

"Africa Calling" contains a variety of themes, from traditional celebrations to fusions of South African and
Caribbean music. Distinctive South African call and response, tone-bending and complex rhythms grace
the album's tracks, and make this perfect for play either in the background or in a close, concentrated and
pleasurable listen.

EDITOR'S NOTE: One of my true heroes. Her singing is so unique it's like speaking. She's completely naked within a song.

Passion Pit "Manners," French Kiss/Columbia/Sony

A sloshing, rainbow-colored bucket of electronic moonbeams is the debut album from Passion Pit.
"Manners" gives us musical goodies in the form of imperfect, falsetto vocals that strain high to the point of
shattering, laser beam hooks and thumping rhythms. Unlike in much electronica, lyrics are neither
forgotten, nor simply repeated phrases. Rather, they are meaningful ruminations and poetics, with
choruses you can sing along to. Highlights of the album are highly danceable tracks like "The Reeling"
and nostalgic bonus track "Dreams" - yes, the Cranberries cover.

Passion Pit has been selling out shows across the country. Will they be the ones that cross over enough
to make odd electronica beloved by pop audiences and underground audiences alike?

******Shelton's Single of the Week: "Dreamless Sleep"*************

Wynonna "Love Heals," Cracker Barrel Old Country Store/Curb

Wynonna Judd's strong, earthy voice sings country blues and touching ballads on "Love Heals," a release
whose proceeds will go partly to the Wounded Warrior Project, which aids mentally or physically wounded
war veterans. Most of the songs on this recording are past hits, but three have never been released
before.

Wynonna has been through a lot in her life. Her biography reveals a rollercoaster ride that echoes the ups
and downs faced by so many of us. But the challengesÑand the successesÑof life are what give us the
will to work on projects like the one Wynonna has created here. Country music is her passion, and after
listening to "Love Heals," you will know that it is music that heals Wynonna.

"SO NICE GOTTA DO IT UP TWICE" (created by the original NYC D.J., Jocko, 1955)

******Shelton's Single of the Week: "SHE IS HIS ONLY NEED"*************

EDITOR'S NOTE: AS THE REAL HALF OF THE JUDDS, WYNONNA IS ONE OF THE MOST
POPULAR AND SOULFUL FEMALE COUNTRY ARTISTS EVER. JUDD HAS DEMONSTRATED AN
ECLECTICISM THAT INCREASINGLY CONFOUNDS HARDCORE COUNTRY FANS AND RADIO
PROGRAMMERS, BUT ALSO IT HELPS HER RETAIN A CORE OF ADMIRING FOLLOWERS. I'M
DEFINITELY PART OF THAT CORE.

Mac McAnally "Down by the River," Show Dog Nashville/Universal

Songs on "Down by the River" are an upbeat mix of New Orleans jazz, country and folk.
There is even Jamaican influence on a track or two. Acoustic guitar, piano, organ and
brass are overlaid with the voice of Mac McAnally as he bounces between country
twang and soulful expression.

McAnally would have done well to gently blend other genres into his sound rather than
isolate one track in a particular genre. However, his lyrics express specific themes from
his life and he generally sounds like he's having a swell time strumming and singing,
which makes up for any awkwardness. Fun songs and down-to-earth production make
this a nice, unpretentious find for the country-folk crowd.

******Shelton's Single of the Week: "BLAME IT ON NEW ORLEANS"*************

EDITOR'S NOTE: EDITOR'S NOTE: THE MAN HAS ALWAYS REVEALED UNCOMMON WISDOM AND
SPIRITUAL REFLECTION. ADD THAT EXCEPTIONAL COMPASSION INTO MUSIC
THAT ALWAYS HAS WELL-CRAFTED LYRICS, FASTIDIOUS ARRANGEMENTS
AND MANY HITS, OFTEN SUNG BY OTHERS.

Ricky Skaggs "Ricky Scaggs Solo: Songs My Dad Loved," Skaggs Family Records

Ricky Skaggs's dedication to his father is lush with American roots tunes played and sung entirely by
Skaggs alone. Many of the songs are traditional, and some of them are covers by other folk and country
artists, with one original instrumental composition by Skaggs, but all of the tracks are imbued with
Skaggs's talent and thoughtfulness.

Skaggs has been playing music since he was three, when his father first gave him a mandolin. He still
loves the mandolin, but by the sound of his playing on this recording, apparently also loves the
mandocello, banjo, fiddle, piano, bass, and a variety of guitars, just as much. The songs are generally
played at a laid-back pace, but that doesn't keep them from being intricate and rhythmic. The pace simply
fits the themes of the album: heaven and apocalypse, hard travel and getting by. Skaggs's character is
strongly marked on "Songs My Dad Loved." And on it, he proves that he can stand as well alone as he
does with band mates.

******Shelton's Single of the Week: ""FOGGY RIVER"*************

EDITOR'S NOTE: BY THE TIME HE WAS IN HIS MID-THIRTIES, KENTUKIAN
RICKY SKAGGS HAD ALREADY PRODUCED A LIFETIME'S WORTH OF GREAT
MUSIC. HE'S DONE IT AGAIN.

Celine Dion "Celine: Through the Eyes of the World/Taking Chances
World Tour: The Concert, CD and
DVD,"
Columbia/Sony

This Canadian isn't afraid of masses of fans, she isn't afraid to get funky and she certainly isn't afraid of
showing off her amazingly agile set of pipes. On this CD/DVD live concert set, Dion's well-chosen cover
songs and the guest performers that join her only serve to set off her incredible abilities even more.

The musical set captured on this recording will show you an upbeat, life-loving side of Dion, leaving you
feeling energized rather than lovelorn. It's a fun chance to hear how a great singer sounds outside of the
studio if, because of cost or location, you were never able to see her Dion live.

***************If You Like Music You're Gonna Love This******************

******Shelton's Single of the Week: "WORKING MAN'S CAFE"*************

EDITOR'S NOTE: BIGGER IS BETTER, TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH AND THE
RIPER THE EMOTION, THE MORE TRUE FOR THIS MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR
LADY.