The 400 Best Contemporary Country Singles Part 4: #325-#301 #325 “I Cross My Heart” George Strait 1992 Peak: #1 Strait’s first single to be co-produced with Tony Brown became his signature ballad. This tender love
The 400 Best Contemporary Country Singles Part 2: #375-#351 #375 “Take It Back” Reba McEntire 1992 Peak: #5 For a singer defined by weepy ballads, McEntire is remarkably brass on this jazz-tinged kiss-off number. She
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
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
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.