Nashville Scene​’s 21st Annual Country Music Critics’ Poll


The results are in.

In partnership with CMT, the Nashville Scene has released its 21st Annual Country Music Critics’ Poll.

The 95 voting journalists from around the world know a thing or two about covering pivotal moments writing for major newspapers such as ​The New York Times,​ Rolling Stone, Mojo, People, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times​ , and ​The Wall Street Journal​ as well as smaller dailies such as ​The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette​, ​News & Record​ in Greensboro, N.C. Writers for specialty websites such as The Bluegrass Situation, Country Queer, and Country Standard Time were also polled. 

Here are their findings. 

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