A lot of people aren’t fans of the majority of what’s played on country radio. I get it.
I hear the words “that’s not country” every second of every day and it drives me up the wall. I know the boundaries of country music are pushed more and more each day, but the truth is that many artists, in every genre continue to evolve their sound. That, and radio and labels and dollars all push trends in one direction or another. Whatever.
The point is, there are plenty of artists that are staying true to that traditional country sound that everybody seems to be missing these days.
Here are 10 of my favorites right now:*
1. William Michael Morgan
2. Ashley Monroe
3. Easton Corbin
4. Tara Thompson
5. Josh Turner
6. Brandy Clark
7. Mo Pitney
8. Margo Price
9. Craig Campbell
10. Aaron Lewis
* Texas artists not included. Save your bitching.
Whiskey Riff is the most entertaining country site…ever.