Country Perspective’s Annual Awards List

The New Era of Country Perspective (’19-Present)

All genres of music reviewed.

2019

Top Ten Albums of the Year

  1. Carly Rae Jepsen – Dedicated 
  2. Sturgill Simpson – SOUND & FURY
  3. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata 
  4. Mike & The Moonpies – Cheap Silver and Solid Country Gold
  5. Kishi Bashi – Omoiyari
  6. Michaela Anne – Desert Dove
  7. Tyler Childers – Country Squire
  8. Dee White – Southern Gentleman
  9. Cody Jinks – The Wanting
  10. Benny the Butcher – The Plugs I Met

The First Era of Country Perspective (’14-’16)

Only country and Americana music was reviewed in this period.

2016


Album of the Year – Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Song of the Year – Karen Jonas – “The Garden”

Male Artist of the Year – Eric Church

Female Artist of the Year – Lori McKenna

Duo/Group of the Year – Blackberry Smoke


Worst Album of the Year – Chris Lane – Girl Problems

Worst Song of the Year – Thomas Rhett – “Vacation”


 

2015


Album of the Year – Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free

Song of the YearWade Bowen & Randy Rogers – “Standards”

Male Artist of the YearChris Stapleton

Female Artist of the YearWhitney Rose

Duo/Group of the YearWade Bowen & Randy Rogers


Worst Album of the YearOld Dominion – Meat & Candy 

Worst Song of the YearSam Hunt – “Break Up in a Small Town”


 

2014


Album of the YearSturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Song of the Year – Tami Neilson – “Cry Over You”

Male Artist of the Year – Sturgill Simpson

Female Artist of the Year – LeeAnn Womack & Karen Jonas

Duo/Group of the Year – First Aid Kit


Worst Album of the Year – Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes

Worst Song of the Year – Jerrod Niemann – “Donkey”