Sing Out!’s Best of 2015

Best of 2015

As we close out 2015, we gather up our thoughts to compile a list of the albums that we, as a staff of writers and editors, feel ought to be commended for their excellence. We recognize that this list is not all-encompassing, which should not be expected, given the enormous … → read more

GRETCHEN PETERS: Blackbirds

Gretchen Peters Blackbirds

          Gretchen Peters Blackbirds Scarlet Letter 10 www.gretchenpeters.com   Gretchen Peters first moved to Nashville in the 1980s. She has written a long string of some of the best songs from there, often dealing with thorny human issues. “Independence Day” about spousal abuse and a monster … → read more

Independence Day

Martina McBride Prologue – “Hell is for Children” Pat Benatar gave my sister and me a pass, so to speak, on the normal rules of appropriate language for children–at least the rules in our house, or more specifically, our car. Singing along with the radio in the car was a … → read more