The Boom-or-Bust Jukebox – Week 9 (2021): (Vandoliers, Charlie Marie, Blackberry Smoke, 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. This week was absolutely loaded with new releases, enough to where I reviewed two singles for Country Universe – Brett Eldredge’s “Good Day” and the Elle King and… Continue reading The Boom-or-Bust Jukebox – Week 9 (2021): (Vandoliers, Charlie Marie, Blackberry Smoke, etc.)

The Best Songs Of 2019

A yearly tradition of counting down 50 songs from the year that resonated with me

The Musical Divide’s 2019 Midyear Report

As we approach the midway point of 2019, it’s time to reflect on what the best music of the calendar year has been thus far. At this point, The Musical Divide has reviewed over 50 albums and EPs this year, with many of them finding a spot on this list. As far as quality is… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s 2019 Midyear Report

Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Reboot’ Ranked Worst To Best

I wasn’t planning to review this in any capacity, but given that I covered new albums from George Strait and Reba McEntire recently, I might as well come full circle with the ’90s country trifecta. Because this album is mainly just a series of Brooks & Dunn re-recording their biggest hits with the new generation… Continue reading Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Reboot’ Ranked Worst To Best

Album Review: Cody Johnson – ‘Ain’t Nothin’ To It’

The short version: Cody Johnson’s Ain’t Nothin’ To It is an album made solely for his fans, and whether that’s a good or bad thing will depend on your past opinions of his work. Favorite tracks: “Monday Morning Merle,” “Dear Rodeo,” “Fenceposts,” “Noise,” “Long Haired Country Boy (w/ The Rockin’ CJB)” Least favorite track: “Doubt… Continue reading Album Review: Cody Johnson – ‘Ain’t Nothin’ To It’

Upcoming Country/Americana Music Releases For 2019

Just as it went with 2018, the beginning of next year is front loaded with (potentially) stellar projects. The following is a list for the biggest upcoming releases in the country music universe you can look forward to hearing. Follow along with the full list throughout the year here. Please keep in mind this is… Continue reading Upcoming Country/Americana Music Releases For 2019