Nashville Scene’s Country Music Critics Poll 2014

Here’s my ballot below. Here’s the results. Not sure about Sturgill as a singer, but I’ll take Angeleena as the New Act, sure.

TOP TEN COUNTRY ALBUMS OF 2014
1. Miranda Lambert – Platinum
2. Angeleena Presley – American Middle Class
3. Hurray For the Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes
4. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
5. Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time
6. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
7. Eric Church – The Outsiders
8. Lori McKenna – Numbered Doors
9. Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else
10. Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans


TOP TEN COUNTRY SINGLES OF 2014
1.Eric Church – Talladega
2.Lee Ann Womack – Chances Are
3.Willie Nelson – Sad Songs and Waltzes
4.Sunny Sweeny – You Don’t Know Your Husband
5.Maddie & Tae – Girl In a Country Song
6.First Aid Kit – Master Pretender
7.Nikki Lane – Man Up
8.Brantley Gilbert – Bottoms Up
9.Sturgill Simpson – Turtles All The Way Down
10. John Fullbright – Write A Song

TOP FIVE COUNTRY REISSUES OF 2014
1.Bob Dylan & The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete (Legacy)
2.Various Artists – Country Funk II 1967-1974 (Light In The Attic)
3.Lucinda Williams – Lucinda Williams (LW Music)
4.Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner Just Between You & Me: The Complete Recordings 1967-1976 (Bear Family)

 


COUNTRY MUSIC’S THREE BEST MALE VOCALISTS
1. Eric Church
2. Jason Aldean
3. Sturgill Simpson

 


COUNTRY MUSIC’S THREE BEST FEMALE VOCALISTS
1. Lori McKenna
2. Miranda Lambert
3. Lydia Loveless

 

COUNTRY MUSIC’S THREE BEST SONGWRITERS
1. Willie Nelson
2. Sturgill Simpson
3. Lori McKenna

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