February 24, 2007
Few mainstream music publications are as inclusive of country music as Blender, an upstart music magazine that is refreshingly lacking in reverence but always demonstrates a wide sc I Want To Get Back With My Ex Girlfriend For Eternity ope of knowledge about country music. Feature stories that include country music have been covered here before, when the ‘zine named The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born and The Wussiest Songs & Artists of All-Time.
Here are some more recent Blender features that either included or emphasized country music:
- Everyone from David Allan Coe to Mindy McCready are mentioned in Country Music’s Greatest Badasses.
- Todd Snider (#14) and Dixie Chicks (#23) are included in The 50 Greatest CDs of 2006.
- “You Got Away With It (A Tale of Two Fraternity Brothers)” (#80) , “The Long Way Around” (#81), “Get Drunk and Be Somebody” (#82) and “Men and Mascara” (#98) are named among The 100 Best Songs of 2006.
- Garth Brooks’ In the Life of Chris Gaines is mentioned among The Most Disastrous Albums of All Time.
- Lee Greenwood (#9) among the 50 Worst Artists in Music History.
- “Achy Breaky Heart” (#2) and “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” (#22) are cited among The 50 Worst Songs Ever!
- The latest albums from Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams are reviewed.