If you’re still looking to country radio for good music, you’re a lot more patient and forgiving than I am.
In fact, I’ve checked in on new singles periodically since the “10 Current Country Singles That Don’t Suck” post of last June, in hopes of finding 10 more recommendable songs for a second installment, and have come up a few songs short every time.
It could be that with songs staying on playlists as long as they do and big stars sending out material as underwhelming as “Banjo” and “Good Girl,” this feature will be possible only once per year. If that’s the case, soak it up and we’ll see you again in 2013.
(Apologies for the gender imbalance, but women only made up about 20% of the singles list I was working from, so this is actually a fairly representative split.)
No per-track commentary, but you should be able to hear anything you’re not familiar with using the links.
Alan Jackson – “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore”
Chris Young – “Neon”
David Nail – “The Sound of a Million Dreams”
The Dirt Drifters – “There She Goes”
Eric Church – “Springsteen”
George Strait – “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright”
Josh Thompson – “Comin’ Around”
Lee Brice – “A Woman Like You”
Sonia Leigh – “Bar”
Tim McGraw – “Better Than I Used to Be”
Any surprises or omissions?