In between the completion of the nineties No. 1 country single retrospective and the beginning of the eighties-focused series, we’re going to be running a series of album reviews to showcase some great contemporary country artists that are all, in their own ways, fulfilling the promise of the those golden eras of country music. Some of them are radio artists; others are more closely associated with folk and Americana. But all of them are making music that is as vital and essential as the best country music of days gone by.
The introduction and first review will launch tomorrow, and we’ll preview all seven artists that will have their recent albums reviewed throughout the series.
But before we do that, we want to acknowledge that the Country Universe is vast, and there is no way we could completely cover all the great music that is out there.
So we ask our readers: Who’s filling them shoes?
Share your favorite contemporary artists in the comments, and recommend some albums and tracks that we should all be listening to!