The Best Hit Songs Of 1982

In the early 1980s, country music benefited from the release of the film Urban Cowboy, enough to where one could label it a boom era for the genre. Commercially, the movement was great, but stylistically, artists may have dressed the part (almost too much), but the actual music was too syrupy and glossy to resemble anything… Continue reading The Best Hit Songs Of 1982

Album Review: The Steel Woods – ‘Old News’

The short version: The Steel Woods’ sophomore effort is somehow even better than their debut album. It’s a striking concept record filled with great stories, fantastic riffs and some of their stickiest hooks yet. In short, it’s an early contender for one of 2019’s best albums. Favorite tracks: “Rock That Says My Name,” “Without You,”… Continue reading Album Review: The Steel Woods – ‘Old News’

The Best Hit Songs Of 1973 (w/ Shore2Shore Country)

In a special turn of events, this edition of The Musical Divide’s “best hit songs” feature will feature a second opinion! This week, I’m joined by Nathan Kanuch of Shore2Shore Country to help count down what we believe are the best hit songs of 1973. As an aside, I will say that two songs on… Continue reading The Best Hit Songs Of 1973 (w/ Shore2Shore Country)

The Best Hit Songs Of 1968

It’s always interesting investigating earlier years in country music for these features. They’re easier to assemble than you may think, mostly because the best songs of the year were also the biggest hits (which is sadly an extinct concept today). Culturally, 1968 was a year that shattered American history. It was a year filled with… Continue reading The Best Hit Songs Of 1968