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Best Country Albums of 2012

2012 was really a year for the guys, as far as country music is concerned. While the females seem to have dominated the spotlight in recent years, male acts have dominated the country charts this year—and for good reason. On my list of best country albums for 2012, you’ll find quite a few of them, especially the up-and-coming younger guys, who I believe are set to shape the future of […]


Little Big Town Arrives Like a “Tornado”

Capitol Nashville (2012)

World, meet Little Big Town. With their fifth studio release Tornado, this four-part, previously underrated country vocal act is finally hitting their stride with a record that is certain to take them all the way to the top. Apparently, the fifth time’s a charm. We’ve seen promise from this band for years. Despite having a clear lead vocalist to help drive the public image, Little Big Town’s harmony-driven sound has […]


Little Big Town Makes Waves with “Pontoon”

In my humble opinion, Little Big Town is one of the more underrated acts in country music today. Although this quartet of vocalists has been around since 1998, and although they’ve have had platinum-selling records and several Top 10 hits, they’ve still wound up dwelling in the huge shadows cast by acts like Sugarland and Rascal Flatts, spending more time as concert openers than as headliners. So when the band […]