Top Country Albums, January 2014
No, we aren't going to try to convince you that January is (or ever was) a good month for country music. The Christmas sales bump is a thing of the past, awards season is ending, and radio hits like "Sunny and 75" have more to do with fantasy than reality. That said, the past month wasn't without its highlights: Jennifer Nettles made her first solo move since joining Sugarland, and Rosanne Cash continued her remarkable independent career with her first new solo album in half a decade -- and her best in even longer. Songs from both of those releases are included in our January roundup playlist, alongside new entries on the top 20 singles chart and selections from other notable albums from the past 31 days.