Prime Cuts: July 2012


The end of the year means crunch time, so we’ll skip the introductory chatter and track-by-track blurbiage (like verbiage, see?) and get straight to the music. Here are the best country album tracks July had to offer, available as a 7-minute Amazon speed-sampling round immediately below or a full 50-minute Spotify playlist further down.

Sixteen songs guaranteed worthy of your time and attention.

Derek Hoke – “Hope We Make It on Love”
from Waiting All Night

Joey + Rory – “Your Man Loves You Honey”
from His and Hers

Zoe Muth – “I’ve Been Deceived”
from Old Gold

Hank Williams, Jr. – “Old School”
from Old School, New Rules

Old Crow Medicine Show – “Levi”
from Carry Me Back

Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys – “What a Waste of Good Corn Liquor”
from Pick

The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show – “Blue, Blue Day”
from Take Me Back

Rhonda Vincent – “The Last Best Place”
from Sunday Mornin’ Singin’ Live

Balsam Range – “Any Old Road (Will Take You There)”
from Papertown

Billy Joe Shaver – “The Git Go”
from Live at Billy Bob’s Texas

Kasey Chambers w/ Ashleigh Dallas – “I Wish It Would Rain”
from Storybook

Billy Don Burns – “It Would Kill Mama”
from Nights When I’m Sober: Portrait of a Honky Tonk Singer

Paul Williams & The Victory Trio – “I’m Going to Stay in the Old Time Way”
from Going to Stay in the Old-Time Way

Zac Brown Band – “The Wind”
from Uncaged

Teea Goans w/ Jamie Dailey – “That’s Just Me Loving You”
from That’s Just Me

Rosanne Cash – “Pickin’ Time”
from The Johnny Cash Music Festival 2011


  1. KC says

    Really like the Kasey Chambers song. I’m excited about the album Ashleigh Dallas is recording that Kasey Chambers is co-producing. Seems like they could do something great together.

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