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, though I rarely feature EPs on this website. Other projects are covered under my discretion. As of May 2020, I only write song reviews at Country Universe.

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.

The Melting Pot – In a nutshell, this is a way for me to offer random musings on music. This is a revived series that originally ran in April 2018.


Other features:

Year-End Lists – … It kind of explains itself!


Past features:

Pop Goes The Country (Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2019) – This was a feature where I examined the cultural significance of country music’s biggest crossover hits. This feature was based on a chart found in Country: The Music and the Musicians.

The Unbroken Circle (Jan. 2020 – July 2020) – This feature now resides at Country Universe under the “Classic Country Singles” moniker. This was, more or less, an offshoot of ‘Pop Goes The Country,’ in which I covered classic country music singles. Unlike that feature, there was no set order to what I covered here, and readers were welcome to request particular singles to be spotlighted.