Most Anticipated Country Albums of 2010
By Linda Ryan
In the frenzy of year-end features, where albums naturally get put under the microscope, one thing became perfectly clear: although there were plenty of great singles on country radio in 2009, many of those songs were from albums released in 2008.
With music, things tend to go in cycles. If last year was a "zig" for the country format, this year is already shaping up to be a "zag," with many A-list artists -- and some interesting newcomers -- due to release new albums. Here are a few of the ones we're looking forward to the most.
And, of course, you can listen to these as soon as they come out with your Rhapsody subscription.
Alan Jackson Freight Train (March 30)
There are few things in this world more sublime than Alan Jackson singing a slow-burning love song. With his deep, buttery voice, Jackson sounds exceptional when extolling the virtues of love; his new single, "It's Just That Way," is a three-and-a-half-minute slice of romantic bliss. A new Jackson release is always good news for country music lovers, and if the songs on his upcoming album are half as good as this one, the singer will have hit another home run.
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