Top 10 Albums of 2008: #3 Another Country by Tift Merritt

The top three albums on my list this year are all discs that I’ve written about at some point earlier this year. Because of that, these last three posts will feature a lot of linking to previous posts… and less new writing. The song links in those posts will dead… but I’ll provide a taste of the albums here in the new space.

2008 was quite a year for Tift Merritt. She released her third studio album, Another Country. She was nominated for “Song of the Year” at the Americana Music Awards. She started her own monthly interview program called The Spark for KTRS radio in Texas. She played two great shows in Knoxville… a solo set on WDVX’s Blue Plate Special in the spring, and a full band show at the Pilot Light in July. Another Country was the fifth-most played album on Americana Radio this year. Tift even got to sing the National Anthem at a campaign stop for President Elect Barack Obama in November.

Heck… this is the sixth time I’ve written about Tift in the last six months. I gave a brief album review here. I also wrote extensively on “Broken” upon it’s nomination for “Song of the Year” and again as one of my most listened to songs on iTunes. In fact, six of the top fifty songs on my iTunes “play count” list come from this album. I think that says more than any more of my words could.

Tift Merritt: Broken (Buy Album)
Tift Merritt: Something to Me (Buy Album)

One Response to “Top 10 Albums of 2008: #3 Another Country by Tift Merritt”

  1. I think this one may have made my top 10 if I hadn’t took so long to check it out (literally just a couple days ago). Reason being is I didn’t care much for her last. I like what I’ve heard of this new one though. Thanks again.

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