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Justin Townes Earle puts out '09's best CD

Monday, December 14, 2009 – Justin Townes Earle put out the best album of 2009, "Midnight at the Movies," according to a panel of Americana, country and other like-minded bloggers.

The list includes 20 discs, ranging from Dave Rawlings Machine to Charlie Robison to Steve Earle to Miranda Lambert.

The top 20 as voted by the panel was:

1 Justin Townes Earle - Midnight at the Movies

2 Lucero - 1372 Overton Park

3 Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses - Roadhouse Sun

4 Buddy and Julie Miller - Written in Chalk

5 Dave Rawlings Machine - A Friend of a Friend

6 Slaid Cleaves - Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away

7 Todd Snider - The Excitement Plan

8 Avett Brothers - I and Love and You

9 Band of Heathens - One Foot In the Ether

9 Jason Isbell & 400 Unit - Self Titled

10 Tom Russell - Blood & Candlesmoke

11 Jason Isbell & 400 Unit - Self Titled

12 Corb Lund - Losin' Lately Gambler

13 Charlie Robison - Beautiful Day

14 Drive-By Truckers - The Fine Print

15 Steve Earle - Townes

16 Deer Tick - Born on Flag Day

17 Wrinkle Neck Mules - Let The Lead Fly

18 Magnolia Electric Co. - Josephine

19 Guy Clark - Somedays The Songs Write You

20 Those Darlins - Those Darlins

20 Miranda Lambert - Revolution

Voters included representatives of Country California, Americana Roots, Twangville, Sounds Country and Too Much Country.

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The Saint of Lost Causes CD review - The Saint of Lost Causes
When your Dad's Steve Earle and your namesake is Townes Van Zandt, you probably aren't destined to be a shoemaker. A native of Music City, Justin Townes Earle ate well from the horn of plenty that is the Nashville scene. He kicked around in some bands, but also generally raised a lot of hell. Around 2007, he started releasing albums regularly - "Saint of Lost Causes" is his eighth release and the first since 2017's critically well-received "Kids In the Street. »»»
Kids in the Street CD review - Kids in the Street
With "Kids In The Street," Justin Townes Earle moves comfortably between country, blues, folk and rock. The strongest country tunes are the traditional sounding weeper "What's She Crying For," featuring slick pedal steel guitar work from Paul Niehaus, and the catchy ballad "Faded Valentine," a sweetly melancholic tale of lost love that highlights producer Mike Mogis on mandolin. The nostalgic title track finds Earle reminiscing about his unspectacular childhood »»»
Absent Fathers CD review - Absent Fathers
Fans of the early Justin Townes Earle might be disappointed in the work that fills "Absent Fathers," his 2015 album that shows the once reckless outlaw-wannabe has grown up past the anger and found a home in therapeutic songwriting. For the rest of listeners, however, it's a cathartic and thought-provoking journey through his atonement, not with his muddy past, but instead with his own pain. Earle's voice hints of the same grittiness found in Black Keys front man Dan »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: For Brooks and fans, a most unusual change of pace – To say that this was a change of pace for Garth Brooks - not to mention his fans - would be an understatement of the highest degree. Brooks all but begged during the show to be playing next door at Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play. But, alas, Brooks exuded joy and excitement at the chance to play before about 500 people at a club,... »»»
Concert Review: LBT proves more than capable – If you have seen Little Big Town in the last decade, it could have been anywhere from a B stage at a Rib Fest to a 20,000-seat amphitheater as the opener for some of country's top acts. Their current "Nightfall" tour rightfully proves they are more than capable and well deserved being billed as a top headlining act.... »»»
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