The Boom-or-Bust Jukebox – Week 2 (2021): (The Wilder Blue, Old Dominion, etc.)

The Boom-or-Bust Jukebox is a weekly series where I cover new entries to the top 40 of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, standalone oddities, and a throwback tune. So, as I said at the beginning of this year, this is an experiment in progress, and, given that this feature offers a mix of standalone singles and… Read More The Boom-or-Bust Jukebox – Week 2 (2021): (The Wilder Blue, Old Dominion, etc.)

A Bushel O’ Belated Single Reviews (Jessi Alexander, Priscilla Block, Lee Brice, Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery, Aaron Watson, Chris Young & Kane Brown)

The last single review roundup of 2020 … and we’re not ending with a bang, sadly.… Read More A Bushel O’ Belated Single Reviews (Jessi Alexander, Priscilla Block, Lee Brice, Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery, Aaron Watson, Chris Young & Kane Brown)

Song Review: Chris Young – “Raised On Country”

The short version: “Raised On Country” is the latest addition to a long line of singles addressing authenticity concerns. Chris Young may make the track go down smoother than similar artists due to his stellar voice, but “Raised On Country” is more of a name-drop contest than a fitting tribute to musical heroes. Writers: Chris… Read More Song Review: Chris Young – “Raised On Country”

The Musical Divide’s Worst 20 Singles Of 2018

While not my personal favorite list to make, the worst of mainstream country music in a calendar year always makes for an interesting discussion. This year though, the problems were more directed at the industry itself rather than the songs. There were a lot of boring, generic, mediocre singles released this year, but the list… Read More The Musical Divide’s Worst 20 Singles Of 2018