While several of our selections are established classics, recorded decades ago, there are a few surprises here.
Great songwriting teamed with powerful, emotional vocals make this an unforgettable debut album.
Here's the essential outlaw country music album, made by the man who truly upset the apple cart in Nashville. Things would never be the same, and never be quite as good as Waylon Jennings on 'Lonesome, On'ry and Mean'.
He was the most famous bad example of his time, having rocketed both to fame and flameout, a victim of drink, drugs, missed concert dates, multiple alimony demands, and a notorious unreliability.
Sturgill Simpson's new release is a strong candidate for record of the year. It's an ass-kicker and a mind-bender all at the same time.