The Melting Pot: Favorite Debut Albums (w/ Critically Country)

Excellent first steps from some of the genre’s best, including Gary Stewart, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Caitlyn Smith and more!

Quick Draw Single Reviews Vol. 8

Quick Draw Single Reviews is a recurring feature where I cover multiple new country airplay singles and standalone songs in a gauntlet style format, in order from best to worst. Jessi Alexander – “Mama Drank” (written by Jessi Alexander and Jon Randall) Considering the track record left behind from acts like Lori McKenna, Caitlyn Smith,… Continue reading Quick Draw Single Reviews Vol. 8

The Musical Divide’s Top Albums Of 2018

We’ve arrived to the final list at The Musical Divide for 2018. Of course, nobody needs another one of these lists to read, but I’d like to think my list is more than just a “list.” In a way, I’ve got the benefit of running a blog rather than a professional outlet. I’m free to… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s Top Albums Of 2018

The Musical Divide’s Top 50 Songs Of 2018 (Part One)

The Musical Divide’s third list of five launches today. While crafting an artistic statement in the form of an album is important, crafting an excellent song is arguably harder. Albums give artists an average of half an hour to an hour (typically) to win you over. Meanwhile, songs have to do the same job within… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s Top 50 Songs Of 2018 (Part One)