The upper half of our albums list reflects the revitalization of country music in 2015, courtesy of mostly younger artists with fresh perspectives in their lyrics and arrangements. There is still a legend or two in the mix, but if this year has proven anything, it’s that the genre’s future is in good hands.
“Damn Country Music” comes damn close to being a damn good song about chasing the country music dream.
We’ve recently discussed songs about leaving home, so it only seems right to celebrate that we can always go home again, even if it’s only in our minds or hearts sometimes.
While it can be tempting to give a free pass to an artist who sounds identifiably country, the fact is a good country song does not live on steel guitar alone.