Featuring songs from Pistol Annies, John Michael Montgomery, and Sarah Shook, among others.
A story of perseverance for all involved.
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.)
Reviews for new singles from Gary Allan, Ward Davis, Justin Moore and Meghan Patrick
Featuring hits from Trisha Yearwood, Dwight Yoakam, Pam Tillis and more!
A grand finale for a banner year
A yearly tradition of counting down 50 songs from the year that resonated with me
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
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
The short version: Thirty-five years ago, Reba McEntire firmly grounded her artistic identity on ‘My Kind Of Country.’ Now, in 2019, she does the very same thing again on ‘Stronger Than The Truth.’ Favorite tracks: “The Clown,” “Cactus In A Coffee Can,” “The Bar’s Getting Lower,” “In His Mind,” “Stronger Than The Truth” Least favorite… Continue reading Album Review: Reba McEntire – ‘Stronger Than The Truth’