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Daily Top Five: Second Singles

So now it’s the second day of the month.  What are your favorite second singles from albums or compilations? I’ll pick different artists this time around: Patty Loveless, “Here I am” John Anderson, “Straight Tequila Night” Carlene Carter, “Come on … Continue reading ?

Single Review: Billy Currington, “Drinkin’ Town with a Football Problem”

“Drinkin’ Town with a Football Problem” Billy Currington Written by Elizabeth Elkins, Aaron Henningsen, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, and Vanessa Olivarez  What a disappointing letdown from a totally intriguing title. I was hoping for some incisive social commentary a la … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Favorite First Singles

On the first day of the new month, we’re asking you to share your favorite first singles from an album or compilation. Here’s my list: Trisha Yearwood, “Wrong Side of Memphis” Pam Tillis, “Deep Down” Tim McGraw, “Please Remember Me” … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Gender Swap

Some of the most interesting country covers are ones where the artist doing the cover is of a different gender than the artist that recorded the original. What are your five favorite “gender swap” covers? Here’s my list: Merle Haggard … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Alan Jackson

Since he’s back with a new single today, let’s make today’s top five all about Alan Jackson. What are your favorite albums and tracks from this guy who should already be in the Country Music Hall of Fame? Here are my picks: Albums Like...Show More Summary

Single Review: Alan Jackson, “Jim and Jack and Hank”

“Jim and Jack and Hank” Alan Jackson Written by Alan Jackson It’s country. It’s clever. It’s funny. It’s classic Alan Jackson, with his signature attention to details and refusal to do cutesy rhymes at the end of each line. If he had sent this to radio in 1994, it would spend five weeks at #1. Show More Summary

Single Review: Cam, “Burning House”

“Burning House” Cam Written by Jeff Bhasker, Cam, and Tyler Johnson Don’t let the stripped down production fool you. “Burning House” sounds refreshing at first because its not taking its cues from eighties hair metal or nineties light rock. Show More Summary

Daily Top Five: Cover Songs You Like Better Than the Original

Some cover songs pale in comparison to previous incarnations. Other attempts may come across as competent but disposable. But every now and then, a cover song comes along that just might rival or even replace the original in my listening … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Drinking Songs

Drinking is among the biggest themes in country music.   What are your five favorite drinking songs? Here’s my list: John Anderson, “Straight Tequila Night” Merle Haggard, “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss, “Whiskey … Continue reading ?

Single Review: Kenny Chesney, “Save it For a Rainy Day”

“Save it For a Rainy Day” Kenny Chesney Written by Andrew Dorff, Matt Ramsey, and Brad Tursi Okay, now I’m confused. Are you telling me that sometimes people go out and drink because they want to get away from a … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Most Wanted, 2015

As we near the end of the first half of 2015, what are the albums coming later in the year that you’re looking forward to the most? Here’s my list: Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free Alan Jackson, Angels and … Continue reading ?

Single Review: Keith Urban, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16?

“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16? Keith Urban Written by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne A Keith Urban record has a natural floor.  Things can only go south so much. He’s got a great voice, he’s an incredible … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Murder Monday

Not only is the alliteration kind of fun, Murder Monday seems appropriate, because who doesn’t want to murder Monday? What are some of your favorite  murder songs? The murder came as a delicious surprise in  the song that I’ve chosen … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Father’s Day

Regular posts, including single reviews, will begin again tomorrow. In the meantime, today’s Daily Top Five is perfect for the day in question. What are your five favorite country songs about being a dad? It can be the experience of … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Back to Work

So with the site up and running again, we’re back to work.   What better way to kick things off than with a Daily Top Five of your favorite songs about work? Here’s my list: Sawyer Brown, “Cafe on the Corner” … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Not Better With Time

Just as songs can grow on us over time, songs can lose their shine just as easily. These are the songs that I once enjoyed and even loved in some cases, but have lost their appeal either due to over … Continue reading ?

Single Review: Jake Owen, “Real Life”

“Real Life” Jake Owen Written by Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne Everclear is one of the few pop bands that I liked in the late 90s/early 2000s. While a lot of their music sounded similar, their … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Better With Time

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Single Review: Miranda Lambert, “Roots and Wings”

“Roots and Wings” Miranda Lambert Written by Miranda Lambert That’s right. Miranda’s so much on her game right now that a song written for a truck commercial outclasses most of the competition. This isn’t entirely unprecedented in country music.  Dottie … Continue reading ?

Daily Top Five: Vince Gill Albums, Songs, and Harmony Tracks

Following up on today’s Say What?, we’re going full Gill for today’s Daily Top Five. What are your favorite Vince Gill albums, songs, and harmony tracks? Here are my lists: Albums These Days High Lonesome Sound I Still Believe in … Continue reading ?

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