Miranda Lambert, Sturgill Simpson Dominate Nashville Scene Critics Poll

Nashville Scene Country Music Critics' PollThe results are in:

Nashville Scene’s 15th Annual Country Music Critics Poll

Miranda Lambert and Sturgill Simpson dominated this year’s results, with Maddie & Tae topping the Singles list for their progressive and timely hit, “Girl in a Country Song.”

Be sure to check out the Critic’s Comments, which feature some choice quotes from our very own Sam Gazdziak!


  1. While I generally enjoy checking out these polls and critic’s comments, I rarely find much that i like. This time is no exception. Still don’t care for ML and Simpson’s music does nothing for me.

    For some reason as I was listening to SS, it made me think of Danny O’Keefe’s 1973 album “Breezy Stories” which included “Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues”. It was great listening to that album again.

  2. Sturgill recently signed with Atlantic Records which is a huge boon for his career and quite possibly for real country music fans. I hope that he is able to catapult country music back from the doldrums it has been in since 2000. Maybe, just maybe, Sturgill Simpson is the modern-day savior ala Randy Travis back in the 1980’s. We’re all counting on you Mr. Simpson!

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