Rolling Stone: 25 Best Country and Americana Songs of 2019

December 11, 2019

25 Best Country and Americana Songs of 2019

From defiant anthems by Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert to the mariachi-punk of Vandoliers and “Old Town Road”

By Jonathan Bernstein & Jon Freeman & Joseph Hudak & Brittney Mckenna & Marissa R. Moss & Brittany Spanos, December 11, 2019

Below is an excerpt of Rolling Stone’s recent article featuring Joshua Ray Walker:

“East Dallas solo artist Joshua Ray Walker — and lead guitarist of the badass Lone Star band Ottoman Turks — took a stark look inward in this graceful ballad. With evocative steel licks accenting Walker’s drawling vocal (listen to the way he draws out “can-eee-yun”, the song pushed the limits of personal reflection. “Are you proud of me? Are you proud of what I do? I’m trying to be a better man than the one that you knew,” Walker sang, exposing both past sins and present insecurity. As an introduction to a promising new artist, “Canyon” had serious depth. J.H.”

Read the full article HERE

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