I am not a music critic. I don’t listen to nearly enough music, and I don’t know enough about music. I mostly approach it as another form of storytelling, and the songs I pick for Mondays here are mostly to complement what I am talking about on Wednesdays. So you won’t get a “Best Albums from the First Half of 2019” post from me.
But there are three albums released so far this year have really caught my attention, and I want to highlight them. Surprisingly, none of the three are Texas country. Unsurprisingly, one of the artists is from Kentucky and another from East Kentucky (otherwise known as West Virginia). It augurs well for the future of indie country that all three are debut full-length albums. The three are Too Mean To Die by Karly Driftwood, Between The Country by Ian Noe, and Seneca by Charles Wesley Godwin.