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?
- Keith Samuels: I can't wait to listen to the entire recording. What a treasure.
- numberonecountryfan: She did say the version of “How Do I Live” is the “country” version which was previously released to radio …
- bll: I'm happy for any new music from Trisha. I hope MCA doesn't decide to repackage her old stuff and release …
- Barry Mazor: I know for a fact that most of the album was recorded fresh and new with Garth Fundis some months …
- luckyoldsun: Michael, From the way it's being promoted, with Yearwood announcing a new label and a new album and with The Tennessean …
- Linda Salmons: Whoaa!!!! Makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. Beautiful tone and nuance - unmistakably Auldridge.
- Michael A.: Billboard also posted a pretty good piece on the new Trisha Yearwood album yesterday. Unfortunately, it sounds like only …
- Kathy Gaddis: Very very nice!
- bob: Good day with news of PrizeFighter Trisha and Drunken Martina.
- John Fuller: Oh yeah!! Crispy sweet!