In some circles it's a beloved term that is welcomed with unequivocal praise, and one that is used only in an endearing light. In others it's a tired label that refers to a style of music that has long since worn out its welcome. Regardless of your opinion of the genre, there's no better way to describe the music of Dallas's Old 97's than to simply call it alt-country. Throughout its 16-year history the band has outlived many of its contemporaries (Whiskeytown, Uncle Tupelo) only to continue by growing in popularity and exposure with each subsequent release. While singer Rhett Miller's solo work is much acclaimed in its own right (his eponymous 2009 release received four out... More >>>