Thursday, June 12, 2008

Favorite Country Artist Results, Nos. 20-16

There’s only one strictly “country” artist in today's batch, but I like to give the genre a broad definition (and I like all five of these artists), so no complaining...

16. The Carter Family
17. Steve Earle
18. Lucinda Williams
19. Dwight Yoakam
20. Gillian Welch

First up is The Carter Family off of the American Anthology of Folk Music:

The Carter Family – Blackjack David (buy album)

Next we have a live cut from Steve Earle with Emmylou in the background:

Steve Earle – Copperhead Road (Live Acoustic) (buy album)

Here's a fairly obscure track from Lucinda that shows she can do country. The other singer is Jim Lauderdale:

Lucinda Williams – Dark Side Of Life (buy album)

You know Dwight is cool for getting Buck to sing on his record:

Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens – Streets Of Bakersfield (buy album)

Finally, here's one from a gal who could have fit right into the Carter Family:

Gillian Welch – Revelator (buy album)

Stay tuned for 11-15 tomorrow. Leave a comment if you have an opinion on the poll or any of the songs.


Matt said...

Nice pick for the Yoakam song, my friend.
And thanks for that version of "Copperhead Road" - I hadn't heard that one before.