Rolling Stone magazine's highly-anticipated list of the 50 best albums of 2013 was announced and three country artists made the cut. Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves, and Keith Urban all appeared on the annual list which is tabulated by music critics. Where did the singers land on the list?
Capitol Records recording artist Keith Urban makes the list at the thirty-ninth position. His September release "Fuse" features a diverse mix of music and takes listeners down a path like no other. The first single "Little Bit of Everything" dominated radio during the summer months and his lastest radio hit, "We Were Us," features CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert.
One of the most talked about artists of the year, Kacey Musgraves, had an incredible year with her major label debut, "Same Trailer Different Park." The recently-crowned Best New Artist by the Country Music Association lands on the list at number twenty-eight. 2013 has been a steller year for the Texas native and she reports that her musical horizon will be filled with lots of surprises in 2014.
Taking the highest chart position for a country musician, Ashley Monroe peaks at number eighteen on the list. Receiving rave reviews from critics, "Like A Rose," is a refreshingly genuine country album. Her traditional tendencies feature remarkable songs that give a glimpse into the Tennessee native's life. Her latest single, "Weed Instead of Roses" is at radio now.
John Fogerty's latest release, "Wrote a Song for Everyone" features guest appearnces by Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Bob Seger, Kid Rock, and others. The record claims the top ten position on the Rolling Stone list.
Vampire Weekend claims the top spot with their "Modern Vampires of the City" disc. Other artists appearing in the list include Miley Cyrus, Kayne West, Beck, Daft Punk, and Drake. View the complete list here.