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Top Twelve Songs about America

July 4, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 2

We’ve been a bit overwhelmed in country music with patriotic songs since 9/11, and many of them have the stench of expolitation, poor taste, or just plain bad songwriting. In my opinion, the best songs

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Top 12 Songs of Faith

May 1, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 6

When CMT announced it would be counting down country music’s “Greatest Songs of Faith”, I was intrigued. Few genres are as rich in such songs as country music, and I was hoping for a list

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Top 12 Career-Slowing Albums

April 24, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 3

When an artist is riding high, it only takes one bad move for it to all come crumbling down. Often, one album is blamed for slowing down a strong career, if not stopping it completely.

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Best Albums of 2004

December 30, 2004 Kevin John Coyne 2

Best Country Albums of 2004 1. Tim McGraw, Live Like You Were Dying A stunning mainstream country album that manages to challenge the listener while still pleasing radio. There are too many high points to

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The Best Singles of 2004

December 26, 2004 Kevin John Coyne 1

2004 produced some of the best country singles in years; many of them were actually hits. Topping the list is the stunning preview to Lee Ann Womack’s upcoming masterpiece There’s More Where That Came From.

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