Blake Boldt’s Year-End Lists

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Singles:

1.  “In Color,” Jamey Johnson
2.  “Waitin’ on a Woman,” Brad Paisley
3.  “This Is Me You’re Talking To,” Trisha Yearwood
4.  “She Left Me for Jesus,” Hayes Carll
5.  “What I Cannot Change,” Leann Rimes
6.  “Last Call,” Lee Ann Womack
7.  “Anything Goes,” Randy Houser
8.  “Dig Two Graves,” Randy Travis
9.  “Please Read the Letter,” Alison Krauss & Robert Plant
10.  “Fine Line,” Little Big Town
11.  “Mockingbird,” Allison Moorer
12.  “Crazy Arms,” Patty Loveless
13.  “This Town Needs a Bar,” Jeremy McComb
14.   “Just Got Started Loving You,” James Otto
15.  “Takin’ off This Pain,” Ashton Shepherd
16.  “Gold,” Emmylou Harris
17.  “Every Other Weekend,” Reba McEntire & Skip Ewing
18.  “You Look Good In My Shirt,” Keith Urban
19.  “More Like Her,” Miranda Lambert
20.  “Love Don’t Live Here,” Lady Antebellum

Albums:

1.  That Lonesome Song, Jamey Johnson
2.  Sleepless Nights, Patty Loveless
3.  Rattlin’ Bones, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
4.  A Place to Land, Little Big Town
5.  Call Me Crazy, Lee Ann Womack
6.  Trouble in Mind, Hayes Carll
7.  Dailey & Vincent, Dailey & Vincent
8.  Around the Bend, Randy Travis
9.  Coal, Kathy Mattea
10. Mockingbird, Allison Moorer

Videos:

1.  “She Left Me for Jesus,” Hayes Carll
2.  “Waitin’ on a Woman,” Brad Paisley
3.  “Last Call,” Lee Ann Womack
4.  “Anything Goes,” Randy Houser
5.  “Just a Dream,” Carrie Underwood
6.  “Crazy Arms,” Patty Loveless
7.  “In Color,” Jamey Johnson
8. “More Like Her,” Miranda Lambert
9.  “Lookin’ for a Good Time,” Lady Antebellum
10a. ”Every Other Weekend,” Reba McEntire
10b.  “This Is Me You’re Talking To,” Trisha Yearwood

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5 Responses to Blake Boldt’s Year-End Lists

  1. Amanda SNo Gravatar

    Glad to see you included Dailey & Vincent in your list :)

  2. Very nice lists Blake! I feel like I need to look at Jamey Johnson’s album, I love “In Color”, but I need to hear more of it to decide whether or not to get it.

  3. Excellent list. I expected nothing less, though …

    And I didn’t even think to include videos on my own list. Oh, well, there’s always next year.

  4. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar

    I like a lot of your choices Blake, I think in a lot of ways we have similar taste as well. It’s especially gratifying that both you and Leeann put Patty’s Sleepless Nights so high in your top five.

    I finally heard the Jamey Johnson album, (My brother gave it to me for Christmas) and now I see what all the fuss is about. You folks were so right about this great record. He reminds me a lot of Kris Kristofferson, and Merle and Johnny Cash as well. A worthy heir to be sure. JJ’s album is both refreshingly fresh and richly reminiscent at the same time. No fiddle though, I guess that’s a stylistic choice, but some amazing steel work on this album. And I think his twang works just fine. Some great lyrics and memorable lines…Yeah, this album is like a movie.

    Now I have three of the five Grammy nominated albums. While I still strongly support Patty’s Sleepless Nights to win, if JJ’s “That Lonesome Song” or Trisha’s HH&TPOL win instead, I will certainly not consider it an outrage. But Go PL and SN!

    And I believe it was based on your recommendation that I asked for Coal for Christmas, and I got my wish! Same league as Mountain Soul, and almost as good. I love this album. I had some doubts about Kathy’s folk-sounding voice (as beautiful as it is) applied to Mountain music, but her WV roots really shine through. She more than pulls it off! And Kathy does a great job on “Harlan” as well, though I like Patty’s version better and feel it’s a lot more convincing. I think my favorites from “Coal” are Blue Diamond Mines and Coal Tattoo. I love Marty Stuart’s influence on this project…what a great and talented team!

    Thank you Blake, for all the great leads, and for your thoughtful and thought provoking lists and write-ups!

  5. hey,

    I see that we did have similar lists. I just never got into the Kathy Mattea record.