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 Best Hit Country 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 Country Songs Of 1982

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