As 2019 comes to a close and as the decade comes to a close, I'm back, reflecting on some of my favorite music of the year. Some incredible albums were released this year and I spent much of the year listening to music by the following ten artists, of which I've chosen my favorite song they put out this year. In no particular order, here's the Queens of Country list of the ten best songs of 2019.
Lacy Cavalier's been in Nashville for years and has always existed within the country music scene. She opened for Chase Rice and others, always putting out music that could be pretty easily classified as country music. But recently, there's been a marked shift in her musical style, building up to her first official pop release, an EP entitled 'k i'm done.'
An infectious mix of pop and soul, Heather Batchelor is one of the Nashville pop scene’s brightest new stars.
As more and more women are coming together to say ‘Times Up’ to sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, women in country music are beginning to bring the conversation into a genre so plagued with misogyny and harassment.
Despite what people may be saying these days about full-length records not making sense in the streaming world, there is still no greater art in music than an album. These ten albums were the best albums created by women in country music this year, and they're all worth a thorough listen.
First came the songs, second comes the demos. Here is my list of the best songs by women singing country music that were uploaded to SoundCloud over the last year.
The end of the year is an ideal time to reflect on the best and most important music of the last twelve months, so that's what this website will be doing until the end of the year. Here's the first one: Queens of Country's Best Songs of 2017.
I wish. But since the Grammy committee failed at recognizing a lot of the great country music that’s come out over the last year, here’s my edited list of the 2018 Country Grammy Nominations.
Sarah Darling's record Dream Country was released last December, but here's a chance to get a new look into the making and inspiration behind the record. From Darling herself, we go song by song through Dream Country.
If Kelsea Ballerini succeeds in country music with a pop album, where does traditional country belong?
Unapologetically is such a perfect name for Ballerini's second record. She released The First Time, dealt with all the 'not-country' criticism, and made it to the other side of that battlefield with three number one singles. So safe to say, she should feel unapologetic about her sound and her music, because it's working. She's found success.