Nashville Scene - 21st Annual Country Music Critics’ Poll: A Playlist


Despite coping with a pandemic, country artists released a shedload of music that bears discussion. Not all of it made the Billboard charts, as Himes points out in his annual Data Mining piece — and, hell, not everyone listens to country music regularly. In that spirit, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist with 50 or so tunes from the poll. It includes all of the singles from this year’s poll results, some tracks from the albums and a couple representing box sets. Dive in below to hear work from Mickey Guyton, Ashley McBryde, Jaime Wyatt, Chris Stapleton, The Chicks, Tyler Childers, John Prine, Bobbie Gentry, Willie Nelson and many more.

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