The intense lyrics and production makes this Underwoods best since "Temporary Home" and a highlight of her career.
"Til My Last Day"
One of Moore's best vocal performances to date elevates this from bland to charming, and the electric guitar brings the single to life.
Easily one of the most fun summer songs in recent memory. The well placed hand claps and solid vocal performance elevate this from good to great.
Florida Georgia Line
Best summer song in recent memory. Also the best sing along song in recent memory.
"Dancin' Away With My Heart"
A soft production and gorgeous melody elevate a potentially boring lyric to elite heights.
"(Kissed You) Good Night"
Sure, the lyrics don't scream depth, but the production, melody and vocals make this one a fantastic pop-country tune.
"The Sound Of A Million Dreams"
Beautiful arrangement, powerful lyrics along with Nail's great vocal performance makes this a winner.
"Don't Miss Your Life"
By far the best Phil Vassar single to date, as well as one of the best written songs of the year.
Not overly original from a lyrical standpoint, but Shelton's passionate performance and big title hook make "Over" a fantastic record.
Brody sings the hell out of this clever Canadian anthem, making for his best single to date.
"Beer With Jesus"
One of the best singles by a new artist this year. Production does a great job of staying out of the way.
"Merry Go 'Round"
The most frighteningly real song of the year, Musgraves gives us the most interesting debut in a while.
The Band Perry
"Postcard From Paris
Well sung, well produced and well written. Nice.
What lifts this single over the top is the non-stop energy Keith injects it with.
I would take this single with nothing but the vocal performance. Everything else is an added bonus.
Quite simply the best written song of the year.
"Better Than I Used To Be"
The arrangement here, as well as the vocals, is spectacular.
Big & Rich
"That's Why I Pray"
Best lyrics and harmony that I have ever heard from B&R.
Flawless. Would have been #1 by far if it weren't for......
"Fly Over States"
Yes, "Fly Over States" is the This Is Country Music best single of 2012. It has all the makings of a great song.
Great lyrics? Check.
Passionate vocals? Check.
Great production? Check.
So it is my honour, to name "Fly Over States" my top single of 2012.
Here's to another great year of music in 2013.