Sunday Selections: November 22, 2015

November 22, 2015 Jonathan Keefe 9

Earlier this week, writer and friend-of-Country Universe C.M. Wilcox announced that he was shuttering his blog, Country California. The crew here have long been admirers of the sharp, insightful writing and wry humor that Country California brought to the country music blogosphere, and we all wish Chris the best in his new ventures.

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Daily Top Five: Sophomore Successes

July 9, 2015 Leeann Ward 10

We’ve all heard of the Sophomore Slump. It’s the phenomenon where an artist’s second album isn’t as good as their first album. This presumably happens because they’ve had more time to choose or write songs

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Daily Top Five: Drinking Songs

June 24, 2015 Kevin John Coyne 24

Drinking is among the biggest themes in country music.   What are your five favorite drinking songs? Here’s my list: John Anderson, “Straight Tequila Night” Merle Haggard, “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” Brad

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Daily Top Five: Back to Work

June 19, 2015 Kevin John Coyne 19

So with the site up and running again, we’re back to work.   What better way to kick things off than with a Daily Top Five of your favorite songs about work? Here’s my list: Sawyer

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Say What? – Keith Hill

May 28, 2015 Kevin John Coyne 54

UPDATE: Check out the impeccably researched work of Deb B, also known as Windmills, over at MJ’s Big Blog: Country Radio & The Anti-Female Female Myth: A Data-Based Look ORIGINAL POST: Via Terri Clark’s Twitter,

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Daily Top Five: Pre-Fame Releases

May 24, 2015 Kevin John Coyne 11

From longtime reader Six String Richie. What are your favorite pre-fame releases?  You can pick singles and/or albums.  Whatever works for you. Here’s my Top Five: Patty Loveless, “I Did” Shania Twain, “Dance With the

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