I’m in recovery mode after a long weekend of travel… which was apparently a weekend of calling me out on my scathing(!?) review of the new Chris Young album here in the topsy-turvy internet world… so bear with me as I get back up to speed. Since there was no Quotable this past Sunday/Monday, we’ll double up on it next week. (The material is collected, but I’d rather get rolling with this week than get bogged down in processing old news. Snarking takes a lot out of you.)
The volume of new music released this year has been a bit overwhelming – to me, at least – so here’s an attempt to cut through some of the chaff: Let’s make a killer 2009 playlist. If you want to pitch in and let your voice be heard, just recommend one excellent track from an album released this year. Feel free to comment on other people’s choices, too, but try to make your pick something from an album that hasn’t already been used, so we’ll end up with a nice, well-rounded list of top-shelf material.
I’ll start with “Taste of the Truth,” the delightful Rebecca Lynn Howard penned title track of Gene Watson’s new album (reviewed by Occasional Hope at My Kind of Country week before last). Watson hasn’t lost a step over the years, and Howard’s weeper sounds like exactly the sort of material he was made to sing. It’s just one of many fine performances on the disc, but it’s my favorite at the moment, so that’s my pick.
Okay, your turn. What’s a great song from 2009 so far? Choose carefully, as you can only name one.