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Fred Phillips’ Best Country and Southern Rock of 2016: Jackson Taylor, Hank Jr., Whiskey Myers

Fred Phillips’ Best Country and Southern Rock of 2016: Jackson Taylor, Hank Jr., Whiskey Myers

A very topical album, a group of overlooked Southern rockers and the return of a country legend highlight this Best Country and Southern Rock of 2016 list.

Jackson Taylor and the Sinners – Cantina del Diablo (2015)

Jackson Taylor and the Sinners – Cantina del Diablo (2015)

Jackson Taylor’s ‘Cantina del Diablo’ reminds us that underneath the fun-loving, boozy persona we often see, there’s a damned good songwriter.

Whiskey Myers – Early Morning Shakes (2014)

Whiskey Myers boasts a classic Southern rock sound, but they also draw from modern rock, country and the Red Dirt scene.

Blackberry Smoke, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Again” (2014): One Track Mind

Blackberry Smoke, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Again” (2014): One Track Mind

With “Rock ‘n’ Roll Again,” Blackberry Smoke got my toes tapping. There’s not much more you can ask for from this type of song.

One Track Mind: Shooter Jennings, “4th of July” from Put the O Back in Country (2005)

One Track Mind: Shooter Jennings, “4th of July” from Put the O Back in Country (2005)

I still can’t figure out why this wasn’t a huge summer hit.

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (2014)

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (2014)

There might not be a more pure and genuine underground country artist.

Hellbound Glory – LV (2014)

This long-awaited EP finds Leroy Virgil seemingly growing up. Is that a good thing?

Mat D and the Profane Saints – Holyoke (2014)

Every now and then, I like to do what I call YouTube hopping. I pick a song I know I like, whatever I’m in the mood for, and then I bounce through the related videos, hoping to discover something unfamiliar.

Bob Wayne – Back to the Camper (2014)

After a two-album stint with metal label Century Media, DiY-country artist Bob Wayne heads Back to the Camper for his latest record

Gimme Five: Country Artists That Metal Fans Should Know

Gimme Five: Country Artists That Metal Fans Should Know

A couple of personal comments I’ve received over the last few days from my annual Country and Southern Rock List got me thinking a little about the best entry points for metal folks into the country world.