Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hellbound Glory In Top 50 Country Songs of 2010

Leave it to the fellas in Hellbound Glory to buck convention and Nashville, while firmly establishing themselves as the next big country band for 2011. Their trademark Scumbag Country sound is pure Americana and hits the perfect chord of rural grit and stand alone story telling. "Be My Crutch" is going to be heard on quite a few radio stations next year nation wide and we are putting together concepts for a new video for the featured song.

Hellbound Glory - Be My Crutch by RustyKnuckles

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"As the year winds down, the staff here at The 9513 has been taking a look back at everything that country music had to offer throughout the previous 12 months. It was a daunting task, to say the least, but we’re happy to bring you our best country songs of 2010.

Inclusion on the list is restricted to original recordings released in the past year and significant covers are typically removed so we can focus on new music. That being said, there was something compelling enough about the top song this year–a Vern Gosdin cover–that it completely dominated every other song in our rankings. Funnily enough, the artist in second place covered a Vern Gosdin classic himself, but he earns his highest placement for recording an unreleased Keith Whitley tune that would have made a fitting zenith itself.

Below, you’ll find artists classified as Mainstream, Bluegrass, Traditional, Americana–or numerous other permutations under the country tent–but mostly, we hope you find good music and discover a few gems in the process. Sound off and let us know some of your favorite songs released in 2010.

50. “The Snow White Rows Of Arlington” – Sammy Kershaw
49. “Back to December” – Taylor Swift
48. “Lover, Lover” – Jerrod Niemann
47. “Pride (In The Name of Love)” – Dierks Bentley (with the Punch Brothers and featuring Del McCoury)
46. “Draggin’ the River” – Blake Shelton (with Miranda Lambert)
45. “Circles in the Yard” – Colin Gilmore
44. “Draw Me a Map” – Dierks Bentley
43. “This Must Be the Bottom” – Randy Kohrs
42. “If I Die Young” – The Band Perry
41. “The Famous Lefty Flynn’s” – The Grascals
40. “You and Tequila” – Kenny Chesney (with Grace Potter)
39. “Will I Always Be This Way” – Randy Houser
38. “The Grandpa That I Know” – Shawn Camp
37. “Waiting on the Pain” – Rodney Hayden
36. “Are You Stringing Me Along” – Brennen Leigh
35. “Be My Crutch” – Hellbound Glory
34. “Square with the World” – Mike Stinson
33. “El Camino” – Elizabeth Cook
32. “What Do You Want” – Jerrod Niemann
31. “Bad Angel” – Dierks Bentley (featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson)
30. “That’s Why I Write Songs” – Jamey Johnson
29. “The Lowest Valley” – Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice
28. “The Weary Kind” – Ryan Bingham
27. “Porter Wagoner’s Grave” – Marty Stuart
26. “Mama’s Funeral” – Elizabeth Cook
25. “Lead Me Home” – Randy Houser
24. “Cornbread and Butterbeans” – Carolina Chocolate Drops
23. “Where Rainbows Never Die” – The SteelDrivers
22. “The Box” – Brennen Leigh
21. “Hard Working Man” – Marty Stuart
20. “‘Til Death” – Joe Diffie
19. “Hey Brown Bottle” – Dale Watson
18. “Route 5 Box 109” – Joe Diffie
17. “Hello, I’m an Old Country Song” – Dale Watson
16. “Taillights Blue” – Alan Jackson
15. “No Regrets” – Gary Allan
14. “Addicted” – Randy Houser
13. “Colder Weather” – Zac Brown Band
12. “Notes to the Coroner” – Chely Wright
11. “Little White Church” – Little Big Town
10. “Can’t Cash My Checks” – Jamey Johnson
9. “In The Garden By The Fountain” – Rhonda Vincent (with Dolly Parton)
8. “Ain’t No Grave” – Johnny Cash
7. “From a Table Away” – Sunny Sweeney
6. “Even The Skies Are Blue” – Jamey Johnson
5. “As She’s Walking Away” – Zac Brown Band (with Alan Jackson)
4. “Hangman” – Marty Stuart
3. “Heroin Addict Sister” – Elizabeth Cook
2. “Lonely at the Top” – Jamey Johnson
1. “Till the End” – Alan Jackson (with Lee Ann Womack)"

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