Oermann: 2013’s Coolest Country Singles

tim-mcgraw_highway-dont-care111Let’s face it: We’re back to being a singles business. All year long, MusicRow’s “DisClaimer” column praises and pans Nashville single releases. The vast majority of these are country-music records. So what were my true favorite country tracks of 2013? Here’s the countdown of greatness, at least according to me as of today.

1. TIM McGRAW, TAYLOR SWIFT & KEITH URBAN
“Highway Don’t Care”
(Brad Warren/Brett Warren/Mark Irwin/Josh Kear)

2. KACEY MUSGRAVES
“Follow Your Arrow”
(Kacey Musgraves/Brandy Clark/Shane McAnally)

3. MIRANDA LAMBERT
“All Kinds of Kinds”
(Phillip Coleman/Don Henry)

4. LITTLE BIG TOWN
“Sober”
(Lori McKenna/Hillary Lindsey/Liz Rose)

5. TAYLOR SWIFT
“Begin Again”
(Taylor Swift)

6. GEORGE STRAIT
“I Got a Car”
(Keith Gattis/Tom Douglas)

7. ZAC BROWN BAND
“Sweet Annie”
(Zac Brown/Wyatt Durrette/Coy Bowles/Sonia Leigh/John Pierce)

Charlie Worsham

Charlie Worsham

8. CHARLIE WORSHAM
“Could It Be”
(Marty Dodson/Ryan Tynsdell/Charlie Worsham)

9. LADY ANTEBELLUM
“Goodbye Town”
(Dave Haywood/Charles Kelley/Hillary Scott/Josh Kear)

10.TRACE ADKINS & COLBIE CAILLAT
“Watch the World End”
(Brett Eldredge/Jeremy Spillman)

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Robert K. Oermann is a longtime contributor to MusicRow. He is a respected music critic, author and historian.

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