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

Album Review: Randy Houser – ‘Magnolia’

The short version: ‘Magnolia’ is a fine return to form for Randy Houser. Favorite tracks: “What Leaving Looks Like,” “Evangeline,” “Running Man,” “No Stone Unturned,” “What Whiskey Does (feat. Hillary Lindsey)” Least favorite track: “Mamma Don’t Know” Rating: 7/10 The long version: It’s very rare you’ll see artists reflect on the music they made just… Continue reading Album Review: Randy Houser – ‘Magnolia’

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

Song Review: Randy Houser – “What Whiskey Does”

Country music is an interesting place right now. In some ways it feels worse than it did a few years ago, and in some ways it feels better than it did a few years ago. On the positive side, between great comebacks from David Nail, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and more, it feels like more… Continue reading Song Review: Randy Houser – “What Whiskey Does”