Features

Current ongoing features:

Reviews (Albums, EPs & Songs) – The Musical Divide covers albums that fall under the country, bluegrass and Americana umbrella. This comment also extends toward my policy for EP coverage, although I rarely feature EPs on this website. Other projects are covered under my discretion. For songs, I only review country airplay singles. Standalone songs such as pre-release album tracks and other oddities are not considered for review. (Note: The Musical Divide no longer accepts review submissions as of May 2019).

Pop Goes The Country (Jan. 2019 – ?) – This is an ongoing feature where I examine the cultural significance of country music’s biggest crossover hits. This feature is based on a chart featured in the book, Country: The Music and the Musicians.

Best Hit Songs – This is a recurring feature where I countdown the “best” hit songs of a particular year in country music. The criteria is that the songs had to be top 20 hits or close to it, and it’s the only feature I operate where Wikipedia is a reliable source. Readers are welcome to submit and request particular years for consideration.

Opinion Pieces – I very rarely write these, but every now and then I’ll share my thoughts on a particular event circling around country music.


Other features:

Year-End Lists – Here, I house my posts centered around counting down the best music of a particular calendar year. Unlike my “Best Hit Songs” feature, this is centered around the present day and is largely based off of what I review.