Expanding on Blake’s discussion last night, let’s end 2008 with a look back on our favorite country music happenings in 2008. My personal favorite was this year’s stunning Country Music Hall of Fame inductee list.
Anybody looking forward to particular releases next year? Country Music Central is my go-to place for upcoming releases, and it looks like things are typically slow for the first quarter. I’m looking forward to the
Gone are the days where this would just be called the Country Universe’s Top Singles of 2008. The collective tastes of our writers makes for more distinguished lists, but thankfully, there’s still a place for
#10 The SteelDrivers, The SteelDrivers Chris Stapleton’s voice just blows me away. As Lee Ann Womack has recently observed, he sings like a real man. He takes Travis Tritt’s soulfulness to a whole new level.
Jamey Johnson’s “In Color” is the greatest country song of 2008. There’s no quantifiable evidence to support the argument, and in terms of artistic validity, beauty’s in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it? But “In