Courtney Marie Andrews Features In Some Big "Best Of 2018 So Far" Lists
Tuesday, 3rd July 2018
Those "Best Albums of 2018 (So Far)" lists have been coming in, with Courtney Marie Andrews' name appearing on a number of the big ones. Not only did NPR Music feature Courtney's new album, May Your Kindness Remain, in their 40 Favorite Albums of 2018 (So Far):
"The layers of singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews' May Your Kindness Remain are vast as the music is enchanting. Her sixth record is easy to fall for, with her dusky soprano rising atop an easy-going, yet sultry band. Her groove is reminiscent of Linda Ronstadt, particularly with the way she slides around the spectrum of Americana: country, folk, gospel and something else you can't quite put your finger on."But also the title track as one of NPR Music’s Favorite 35 Songs of 2018 (So Far):
"Could we be in the market for a new anthem? May I propose the title track from Courtney Marie Andrews latest album, May Your Kindness Remain? Its message speaks to what is important in life; not the money or accoutrements, but the call to our better angels. Andrews' voice soars with passion, conviction and the tenderness of true understanding."Meanwhile, The Guardian has May Your Kindness Remain in their Best albums of 2018 so far, it's number 8 in Paste Magazine's 20 Best Albums of 2018 (So Far), Saving Country Music says that it's one of the Best Country Albums of 2018 So Far and VARIETY Magazine's Chris Morris has included the album in his list of the '10 Best Albums of 2018':
"She has been recording for a decade, but Andrews finally made her mark this year with her sixth album, which showed off her remarkable gifts as a singer and author of beautifully crafted, stingingly sung roots-based originals. It’s an arrival that bespeaks even greater things to come."Rolling Stone includes it in their list of 25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2018 So Far. Not bad.