Country Music Critics’ Poll Results

 

The results of the Nashville Scene’s annual Country Music Critics’ Poll have have hit. Take a bow, Lil Nas X, Tanya Tucker, Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, and Bear Family. Hats off to Geoffrey Himes and team for all the hard work of tabulation. Here’s my ballot below.
TOP TEN COUNTRY ALBUMS
 1. Tyler Childers – Country Squire 
2. Hayes Carll –  What It Is  
3. Runaway June – Blue Roses 
4. Maren Morris – GIRL
5. Jon Pardi – Heartache Medication
6. Miranda Lambert – Wildcard 
7. Midland –  Let It Roll 
8. George Strait – Honky Tonk Time Machine
9. Maddie & Tae – One Heart to Another 
10. Trisha Yearwood – Every Girl

TOP TEN COUNTRY SINGLES
1. Hardy – Rednecker 
2. Tenille Townes – Somebody’s Daughter 
3. Runaway June – Buy My Own Drinks 
4. Little Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus –  Old Town Road 
5. Lori McKenna – Stealing Kisses 
6. Maren Morris – All My Favorite People Do 
7. Trisha Yearwood – Every Girl in This Town 
8. Tenille Townes – I Kept the Roses 
9.  Ashley McBryde – One Night Standards
10. Midland – Playboys  

 

COUNTRY MUSIC’S THREE BEST SONGWRITERS
 1.  Ashley McBride
2.  Tyler Childers 
3.  Lori McKenna 
 

 

TOP FIVE COUNTRY REISSUES
3. Various Artists – Strut My Stuff: Obscure Country and Hillbilly Boppers   (Sundazed)
4. Neil Young & the Stray Gators – Tuscaloosa   (Reprise)

 

 

COUNTRY MUSIC’S THREE BEST NEW ACTS
1. HARDY 
2. Kelsey Waldon 
3. Riley Green 

 

 

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