Laura Bell Bundy
The Best Singles of the Decade, Part Four: #25-#1
The Best Albums of the Decade, Part Three: #50-#26
A Country Music Conversation, Day 8: “For the Good Times” to “He Stopped Loving Her Today”
Sunday Selections: March 13, 2016
tl;dr: This week is heavy on new singles and music videos for those who, y’know, don’t like to read.
Sunday Selections: February 7, 2016
We just kind of can’t with this year’s ACM nominees.
Year-End Rodeo 2015: Individual Ballots
Daily Top Five: Texas Songs
Country Universe’s Best Singles of 2013, Part One: #40-#21
For the second year in a row, our seven writers – Kevin Coyne, Leeann Ward, Dan Milliken, Tara Seetharam, Ben Foster, Jonathan Keefe, and Sam Gazdziak – individually listed our twenty favorite albums and singles of the year. It’s a diverse crop of singles, some of which dominated country radio, while others were primarily heard in the Americana, bluegrass, and alternative country worlds. Today, we present the first half of our singles list, with the conclusion to follow tomorrow. Share your favorites in the comments!
“Someone Somewhere Tonight”
Individual rankings: #16 – Ben; #19 – Tara
A sweeping power ballad anchored by an intimate chorus and Pickler’s pleading sincerity. – Tara Seetharam
Single Review: Laura Bell Bundy, “Two Step”
Laura Bell Bundy made a distinctly memorable impression when she blew into Nashville fresh off Broadway four years ago. Of all the major label country albums released in 2009, few were more polarizing than Bundy’s genre-bending Mercury Nashville release Achin’ and Shakin’. Maybe you thought it was brilliant. Maybe you thought it was atrocious. But there was one thing that it definitely wasn’t – boring.