If nothing else, this quarantine time has give us all the chance to reflect on some things, and hopefully develop a newfound appreciation for all the stuff that we probably used to take for granted.
Little things like going outside, hanging out with friends and family, going to concerts, etc… but this time also gives us a chance to dive back into the things we forgot about. We’re watching old movies again, doing shit we’d never normally do like puzzles, and we’re streaming our favorite shows from back in the day. Shows that take us back to a time when life was a lot less chaotic.
And me? I’m taking this time to dive back into some old albums. Not too old, but within the past 20 years or so.
And I’m not talking about a few of my favorite songs either, I’m talking about sitting down, grabbing a cold beverage (or three) that’s alcoholic in nature, and letting that sucker run all the way through.
I’m not saying these ever fell out of the rotation completely, but I recently I gave ’em another good hard listen. And I think you should too. I still have a few on my to-do list, Whiskey Myers and Lee Ann Womack come to mind, but here’s where I’m at so far.
In no particular order…
Ashley Monroe – Like A Rose
Charlie Worsham – Beginning Of Things
Dierks Bentley – Dierks Bentley
Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material
Brandy Clark – 12 Stories
Cody Jinks – Adobe Sessions
Aaron Watson – The Underdog
Pistol Annies – Hell On Heels
Miranda Lambert – The Weight Of These Wings
Turnpike Troubadours – Diamonds & Gasoline
Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music