The Musical Divide’s Top Albums Of 2018

We’ve arrived to the final list at The Musical Divide for 2018. Of course, nobody needs another one of these lists to read, but I’d like to think my list is more than just a “list.” In a way, I’ve got the benefit of running a blog rather than a professional outlet. I’m free to… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s Top Albums Of 2018

The Musical Divide’s Top 20 Singles Of 2018

It’s that time of the year again. The list-pocalypse will soon arrive to haunt us all. While I plan on waiting to release my songs and albums lists until Jan. 2019, singles are a bit of a different animal. To be eligible for my “best singles” list, the single had to be released anywhere from… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s Top 20 Singles Of 2018

Album Review: Johnny Cash and Various Artists – ‘Forever Words’

This is a re-uploaded post from Swamp Opera.  While many would not label Out Among The Stars as Johnny Cash’s all-time best work, I consider it a landmark moment in my life. You see, I never got to be “excited” for a new Cash album, and I’m guessing a few of you out there know the same… Continue reading Album Review: Johnny Cash and Various Artists – ‘Forever Words’

Why Were The Dixie Chicks Banned From Country Radio?

“Because of the Bush comments.” Well, yeah, but then how come country artists were allowed to have differing opinions during the Vietnam War? How come Merle Haggard could release “America First” with little reception? If anything, the banning of Dixie Chicks from the country music establishment had more to do with an unfortunate sign of… Continue reading Why Were The Dixie Chicks Banned From Country Radio?