It’s been about half a year since our last roundup of likable country radio singles, which seems to be just enough time for playlists to turn over and a new batch of songs worth mentioning to come along. If you’re listening more than once every six months, you’re hearing a lot of the same stuff over and over… and it’s not necessarily the best stuff, either.
If you’re still somewhat interested in what’s happening on FM radio, this’ll catch you up quickly without the corny DJs and hip-hop beats. If you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that country radio just isn’t for you anymore, consider this your litmus test: If none of these songs do anything for you, you are indeed past the point of no return.
(Fear not, though: We’ve still got curated music selections for you. Prime Cuts seldom include anything that has been on the radio, and the January edition is coming right up.)
Although I’m no great fan of the lyric video trend, I’ve included a number of them below because they were the best available full-length versions.
Ashley Monroe – “Like a Rose”
The Band Perry – “Better Dig Two”
Big & Rich – “Cheat on You”
Chris Young – “I Can Take It From There”
Darius Rucker – “Wagon Wheel”
Kelly Clarkson w/ Vince Gill – “Don’t Rush”
Kip Moore – “Hey Pretty Girl”
Lee Brice – “I Drive Your Truck”
Miranda Lambert – “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Shane Yellowbird – “Pickup Truck”
How do you feel about the current state of commercial country music?