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Phyllis’ seven ducklings include two of Cpl. McGeath’s younger brothers, Lance Cpl. Kenneth McGeath and Pfc. Allen McGeath, who are also Marines. But the Arlington, Texas, mother also feels a great sense of responsibility for an eighth — her eldest son’s wife, Sarah. … [Read more...] about The Unknown Soldiers: Cpl. Philip McGeath
Plus, Norwegian DJ Kygo joins said dance revolution by cohesively channeling his plinking electro-pop production all while letting the vocalists soar on their own, from Zac Brown on the country-tinged "Someday" track to the late Whitney Houston on the piano-driven "Higher Love" dance melody to Zara Larsson and Tyga on the summery "Like It Is" smash. … [Read more...] about From Lady Gaga’s Album to Rosalía and Travis Scott’s ‘TKN’ & More, What’s Your Favorite New Music Release?
Plus, Illenium and Tiesto start on Top Dance/Electronic Albums. Kygo and OneRepublic launch at No. 7 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated May 30) with "Lose Somebody." The collab marks Kygo's 17th top 10 (and OneRepublic's first), the third-most of all acts since the chart's January 2013 inaugural. (The Chainsmokers lead with 19 top 10s, followed by Calvin Harris, with 18). … [Read more...] about Kygo, OneRepublic, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande Debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart
If you're in need of some folksy fiddle-and-banjo bluegrass over the weekend, look no further than Jake Blount's brand new album Spider Tales. Created as a tribute to the "long history of expressions of pain in the African-American tradition," as Blount says, the new album sways back and forth between instrumental jam sessions and soulful songs about loss and pain, all while flaunting Blount's inherent artistry. … [Read more...] about First Out: New Music From Orville Peck, Keiynan Lonsdale, Blimes and Gab & More