Your Take: Sum It Up
As we teeter closer and closer to the end of another year and another decade, “Best Of” lists abound.
On Friday, Brody rounded up many of the countdowns, including Time Magazine’s Top 10 Everything of 2009, Billboard’s Best of the 2000′s and Best of 2009 compilations and My Kind of Country’s year-end list.
Additionally, Country Universe and The 9513 counted down the top 100 albums of the decade.
Jim opened up our series with a retrospective on country music over the past 10 years:
Whatever Taylor Swift becomes in the future, wherever her musical journey takes her, the books are closed on at least one thing: she began her career as a country artist. That’s how history will remember her, and that, too, is how history will remember the country music of the aughts. That’s a good thing, because it means that during this frenzied period, a span in which everything—even the term “country music” itself—was up for debate, the genre’s biggest star was built from the same material as the biggest stars before her. And it means that the power of great songs is still stronger than any other driving force.
How would you describe country music in the first 10 years of the new millennium? What news stories, artists, songs and albums will future generations of country music lovers look back on as standouts?
If you had to sum up the last decade of country music in just one sentence, what would you say?
- luckyoldsun: I made it through a minute of that "Girl In a Country Song Video." Man, that sucks.
- lindsay thomas: Wife and I saw these guys last Thursday night, (7-24-14) at the Ryman in Nashville. What a show. …
- Donald: I'm guessing that is meant to read 're-release' Detroit to Wheeling, as the double album originally appeared on Pinecastle in …
- Michael A.: Has anyone else had a difficult time trying to get the free download from the Reba site?
- Dave D.: I can't believe that I never saw the Willie Nelson Monk episode - and it was a Sharona episode, as …
- nm: Taylor Swift was on CSI once. Not only was Steve Earle on The Wire, in one episode Omar quoted him about …
- Barry Mazor: It's only a slight stretch to recall when Jimmy Dean met James Bond: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbwDGtj84YY
- Arlene: I suspect you'll also be including an episode of L.A. Law....
- luckyoldsun: The Johnny Cash episode was the one Columbo case where you really felt "the b--- had it coming."
- A.B.: Janice - I saw that too and sent him a Tweet about it.