25 Best Albums of 2013

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Country music absolutely thrived this year, and that doesn't include what the mainstream regurgitated out to the masses. No, there will be no Bro-Country records in this "Best Of" piece. In fact, what many of this list's artists are doing is what the mainstream should be doing. When it comes to remarkable storytellers and vocalists, you have to look a lot further than corporate-held radio to get a firm grip on compelling stories of love, loss, heartache and even happiness.

While I enjoy plenty of what the mainstream has to offer, I find myself peering deeper within the genre's roots to fulfill my musical appetite. You probably won't recognize most of the names on this list, but I assure you, this collection has truly moved me (sometimes, to tears) over the past 12 months. I strongly urge you to take a listen, if you haven't already.

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Holly Williams- The Highway (a review)

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  I became a Holly Williams fan while listening to her latest album, The Highway. I had never heard her music until the album came out. I had heard a lot of great things about this album, so I decided to give it a listen. All I had to do was listen to the first song on the album, Drinkin', and I immediately became a Holly Williams fan. I listened to the album all the way through. It is by far one of the Best albums to come out in years!

    I later did some research and found out that Holly Williams comes from Country Music Royalty. Her grandfather is the Legendary Hank Williams Sr. and her father is Hank Williams Jr. Holly has proven that the next generation of Williams' are most certainly qualified to carry the Country Music torch. Holly's music reminds me of her grandfather's, Hank Sr. She's got that same aching in her voice as Hank Sr. did. Holly sings with such emotion and has a beautiful voice, raw voice. She has definitely inherited the Williams' songwriting talent as well. She is a very gifted songwriter, anyone can hear (or see) that!

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