Best Album of 2020: Chris Stapleton – Starting Over If you’d have told me a year ago that I’d be selecting Chris Stapleton as my choice for album of the year, I’d have told you that you were crazy. Past efforts had been a tad too countrified for my taste, but somehow Starting Over hit […]
You picked Chris Stapleton – Starting Over as your favorite new release for the week of November 13, 2020. New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Summer & Fall 2020 Peter Himmelman – Press On […]
The Mavericks – Mono More than their previous albums I felt like Mono showcased the band more than the individuals in it. They”re not breaking any new ground here, but that”s like dinging someone for being the best in the world at something. This stayed in the disc changer in my car for about 6 […]
Stumbled across this great acoustic performance by Chris Stapleton, playing one of the stand-out tracks from his long overdue debut release. The show took place at Musician’s Corner in Nashville, a special venue in a public park that offers free shows by an impressive roster of artists each year.
Another year is winding down, leading us to the moment where we look back at all our favorite releases from 2015. Without further ado, here are my choices for the best albums of the year. #10. (tie) ANDERSON EAST, Delilah The Nashville by way of Alabama singer-songwriter is a welcome new talent whose songs are […]
Hard Work, Christopher Paul Stelling (from the Anti Records release Labor Against Waste) Count Labor Against Waste among the most powerful albums that you’ll hear this year. Wandering troubadour Stelling uses his songs to offer taut social commentary, peering into human intentions and sharing pointed perspectives on life’s opportunities and challenges. The mesmerizing ballad “Scarecrow” […]