The Country Perspective Show, Episode 5: Ranking The C-Level Mainstream Country Artists

In episode five of The Country Perspective Show podcast, I spend the entire episode discussing what I consider the C-level mainstream country artists. It’s a continuation of my series of ranking all the mainstream country artists, as I ranked the A and B artists the last two weeks. The reason I have to spend an entire episode on the C artists because there’s a lot of mediocrity in mainstream country music. And what better place to put them than at the C level?

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The Country Perspective Show, Episode 4: Sturgill Simpson & Old Crow Medicine Show Live Plus Ranking the B-Level Mainstream Country Artists

In episode four of The Country Perspective Show podcast, I lead off the show discussing my experience of seeing Sturgill Simpson and Old Crow Medicine Show live. And after seeing Simpson live I now fully grasp the hype of SturgillMania. In the main portion of the show I continue the series of ranking the mainstream country artists, covering what I consider the B-level artists.

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The Country Perspective Show, Episode 3: Ranking The A Category Mainstream Country Artists

In the third episode of The Country Perspective Show, I give my thoughts on the Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert divorce and I discuss Kacey Musgraves going for Americana airplay and what this might mean going forward for some country artists. In the main portion of the show I begin to rank the mainstream country artists, starting with artists I consider at the very top in the A category. And this time I use + and – in my rankings. Be sure to weigh in with your thoughts in the comments below!

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The Country Perspective Show Episode 2: Update on Bryan Comments & Talking With Sara Syms

In the second episode of The Country Perspective Show, I followup on my thoughts about Luke Bryan’s comments on outlaw country and briefly discuss writing negative reviews briefly. In the main portion of the show I’m joined by rising Americana artist Sara Syms. She talks about her career all began, how she went from a children’s choir to a couple of bands to karaoke to finally going out on her own. Plus she discusses her debut album Fade To Blue, her newest singles and her sophomore album Way Back Home coming out this fall. And more! It’s a can’t miss show!┬áSo give it a listen and be sure to weigh in on it in the comments below!

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To find out more about Sara Syms, you can visit her site by clicking here.

Review – Sara Syms’ “Way Back Home”

Check out Sara’s newest single, “Running Away From Me”:

 

The Country Perspective Show Episode 1: Introduction, Album Sales, Luke Bryan Comments & More

Remember how I’ve been hinting about a new feature? Well it’s finally here! The first episode of Country Perspective’s podcast, The Country Perspective Show, is right below for your listening pleasure. I’ve been wanting to do a podcast for a while on the site and I finally got around to doing it. As I explain on the podcast, I have a lot of ideas for it. In the debut episode I discuss country album sales and the recent comments made by Luke Bryan and Jake Owen. Warning: I swear a little bit, as Bryan and Owen have made me do several times in the past. Their recent comments get me a little animated. I also discuss future ideas on the podcast briefly. So give it a listen and be sure to weigh in on it in the comments below!

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Luke Bryan interview

Jake Owen interview

Billboard Country Album & Digital Songs Sales Numbers