Here’s a little series for you Spotify Users called Bands You Should Know: 13 Songs. The premise being, these artists/bands are the core that make up Alt. Country. The catalog, no matter how large, was crunched down to 13 songs worth checking out. We hope this encourages you to explore these bands catalogs further, but for now, here is a sampler of the finest Alt. Country has to offer. We’ll be posting another set to go along with these next week. Enjoy.
The Alt-Country Specialty Chart (ACSC) represents a collective of radio promoters, radio stations and fans who have an interest in charting more twang-based music, that has lost most of its voice on other similar radio formats. We need your help to make it happen!
Do you love alt-country music like we do? We’re talking everything from Uncle Tupelo and the Drive-By Truckers to Scott H. Biram, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, and Jesse Dayton. Alejandro Escovedo, Jason & the Scorchers, and Lucinda Williams to Tyler Childers, Jason James and Eilen Jewell. Do you remember the days when you would run to the mailbox to grab the new No Depression to find out about the latest releases? The latest releases are what we are all about
The last few years, AAA and indie rock (and even classic rock) have found their way into the Americana format, where such records used to flourish. Most of the more twang-based music has once again, found itself relegated to the lower ends of the charts.
The ACSC chart goal is to get back to our roots and start paying more attention to these incredibly important specialty shows. We feel that this will be a more accurate representation of the "twang" side of the coin. Of course, this would include the harder edge (Cowpunk/Southern Rock, Contemporary Blues) as well as the softer side (Folk/Bluegrass) and the balance between (Rockabilly/Western Swing). If you would like to continue to have a weekly source for the latest available music, we would greatly appreciate your support.
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