Fifteen acts and more for the suffering stage.
Author: Zackary Kephart
World Records, No. 8: Charlie Rich – ‘Behind Closed Doors’ (1973)
Contains two of the best pop-country songs of all time, but is the rest of the album worth it?
The Boom-or-Bust Jukebox – #2 (2023): (Ashley McBryde, Tim McGraw, etc.)
Some mostly solid selections from the mainstream.
World Records, No. 7: Tanya Tucker – ‘TNT’ (1978)
Outlaw country, am I right?
Album Review: The War and Treaty – ‘Lover’s Game’
A needed refinement makes for one hell of a proper introduction to The War and Treaty.
Favorite Hit Country Songs of 1995
Favorite hit country songs of the year – 1995.
World Records, No. 6: Emmylou Harris – ‘Pieces of the Sky’ (1975)
A soaring debut, in more ways than one.
Clusterpluck Album Reviews: Drayton Farley, Karen Jonas, and the Panhandlers
Turning back toward the independent scene, with mixed results.
Clusterpluck Album Reviews: Iris DeMent, Muscadine Bloodline, and The Shootouts
The second part of an extended album review feature, which turns out overall pretty great!
World Records, No. 5: Waylon Jennings – ‘Honky Tonk Heroes’ (1973)
The outlaw country ethos in one record, but much more than that, too.