Quarantined at home, Raul Malo released videos of some of his favorite songs, playing solo and inviting guests to form the Malo Family Band for Quarantunes.
On Together and Alone, Bad Keys of the Mountain pack plenty of hooks and a wide range of influences into their country/rock sound.
The Pink Stones recall the hazy, beer-soaked sound of 1970s Tulsa with a fresh coat of pain and a wicked sense of humor on “Love Me Hardly”.
Topaz’s expansive production gets the listener lost in the sound while Israel Nash takes one on a conceptual trip inside his mind. It’s a journey worth taking.
In 2020, Americana artists empathetically dealt with the things that bind us together and keep us apart. The albums on this list encourage hope for the future based on a belief in the human spirit.
Starting Over doesn't do so much of what its title suggests as it builds on Chris Stapleton's solid foundation across rootsy music for another decisive step forward.
On Trouble and Strife, Joan Osborne goes Americana and interviews immigrants and tells a story of persevering in these extraordinary and difficult times. Osborne chronicles what she sees and challenges listeners to take action.
Wildflowers is a masterpiece because Tom Petty was a good enough songwriter by that point to communicate exactly what was on his mind in the most devastating way possible.