The year is winding down as we’ve reached the middle part of December. That means it is time to unveil the list of Best Singles of the year, as ranked by me of course. When I starting putting together this list, I realized that 1) there are several artists who appear twice this year and 2) that female artists have been the most creative, authentic, and truly country artists this year. This first of three parts includes the majority of the male artists that appear on the top 30 list. Continue reading
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Chris Young is probably one of the hottest male vocalists in country music right now. He’s got a string of number one singles, five to be exact, along with a couple ACM and CMA nominations under his belt. His recent album, Neon, was one of 2011’s most critically acclaimed albums (it landed on ATC’s Best Albums of the Year list) and has spawned two of those five straight number one singles. Will the album’s title track make it the singer’s sixth consecutive chart-topper?
If you were to ask most country artists today what their primary goal of being a singer is, most likely they will answer by saying they simply want to touch and move people. They want to record and release music that not only resonates with them, but that will resonate with their audience as well. However, achieving that goal is easier said than done. In fact, it’s rare to find a song where the artist’s delivery matches the powerful message behind a set of lyrics. In recent years we’ve found a couple gems that live up that incredibly high standard of quality with songs by Miranda Lambert (“The House that Built Me”) and Sugarland (“Stay”). David Nail’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams” can now be added to that list of incredible songs.