Bluegrass rock n roll.
49 Winchester – Fortune Favors The Bold
Fun, cheeky country songs paired with sadness
American Aquarium – Slappers, Bangers & Certified Twangers: Volume Two
Faithful recreations of 90s country classics
Ward Davis – Black Cats and Crows
Sad country songs. Period.
The Georgia Thunderbolts – Can We Get A Witness
Country when it needs to be, blues when it needs to be, and heavy when it needs to be
Joe Diffie – Greatest Nashville Hits
If you’re a fan of 90s country music, buy this album.
Shannon Clark & the Sugar – Marks on the Wall
Southern soulful country-folk funk blues
The Marfa Tapes
Don’t you wish you could sit around the campfire while your favorite artist plays and sings?
Blackberry Smoke – You Hear Georgia
This is store-brand Southern rock.
American Aquarium – Slappers, Bangers & Certified Twangers: Volume One
This is a beautiful homage to an amazing era of country music.
Rob Alderman and the Unfortunate Return – Indiana
90s-ish. Country-ish. Americana.
Cody Jinks – Red Rocks Live
Country music that sounds so much like stereotypical Texas barroom outlaw country music that it could have been ordered from central casting
Pony Bradshaw – Calico Jim
Songs and stories of a mature songwriter full of emotion, depth, and character.
Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions)
This is Friday-night-on-the-back-porch-smoking-and-drinking-out-in-the-country music
C.W. McCall – Black Bear Road
This is a rap album. And you’ll never convince me otherwise.
Tyler Childers – Long Violent History
It sounds like the soundtrack to a PBS special about life in the hollers of West Virginia
Margo Price – Perfectly Imperfect At The Ryman
The excitement and respect she has for playing at The Ryman is palpable.
Johnny Cash and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Every song is an event.
Rachel Brooke – The Loneliness In Me
Like the soundtrack to a classic Grand Ole Opry dream sequence
Johnny Cash – A Night To Remember
Johnny Cash in his prime
Brent Cobb – Keep ‘Em On They Toes
Your quiet friend who is quick with a joke, advice, and political brilliance
Tennessee Jet – The Country
Songs on this album make my soul hurt.
Benedicte Brænden – Can’t Feel My Heart
An Americana act from Norway on a German record label
Mike and the Moonpies – Cheap Silver and Solid Country Gold
Texas barroom music
Joshua Ray Walker – Glad You Made It
Texas Big Band
American Aquarium – Lamentations
Real country music with punk sensibilities
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Reunions
Like listening to lost works of William Faulkner set to music.
Early James – Singing For My Supper
The style of country music floats effortlessly between the 60s and the 70s
Ween – 12 Golden Country Greats
Top-notch traditional country mixed with comedy
John Moreland – LP5
Part country-funk, part sad singer-songwriter