A decade after Chris Daughtry came in fourth on the fifth season of American Idol, the singer's post-Idol band DAUGHTRY has amassed enough hits to create a hits collection, hence the 2016 release of It's Not Over: The Hits So Far. This 13-track collection doesn't contain every single DAUGHTRY track issued to radio – the most conspicuous absences are "Outta My Head," "Start of Something Good," and "Battleships," all entries on the U.S. Adult Top 40 – but it has all the big active rock hits, ranging from the Top 10s "It's Not Over" and "Home" to "Over You," "What About Now," "No Surprise," and the singalong "Long Live Rock & Roll."
Following on from his most successful period to date with the critically acclaimed album Karfagen 7 and the European "Breaking Free" tour Antony Kalugin returned re-energized to his studio to finish work on what completes a defining 2016 for the musical mastermind, all the Karfagen trade marks are here and as with all the best who done it novelists where the music is going next the listener never quite knows. The king of the instrumental unleashes a monsoon of melodies whilst captivating with a constant flow of changing musical genres as Spektra takes us on another Karfagen fairytale ride.
Although 2016's Kid Sister is only their third LP, Western swing ensemble the Time Jumpers have been a Nashville institution since the late '90s. Formed by a crew of top-shelf session players seeking a casual outlet outside of the studio, they became a Music City staple when they landed a weekly residency at The Station Inn playing old swing tunes, jazz, and pop standards. With 2007's live album Jumpin' Time, they parlayed their status as Monday night's hottest band into a couple of Grammy nominations, then added Vince Gill to the band as a guitarist and occasional frontman.