Top 5 Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Songs of 2017 (So Far)
Americana, alt-country, bluegrass, and folk are the hard-to-categorise cousins of country music. The best songs of the year in these genres (so far) tackle common country topics – heartbreak, nostalgia, love and politics – but they do it from a slightly different angle and with a slightly different sound. .
The results, whether stripped down and gloomy, or loud and rocky, are always something special. Below, The Boot counts down the best Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk songs of 2017…at least, so far.