Top Ten Country Albums: Aria Charts

This week there is a little bit of movement in the top ten Aria Country Chart. Taylor Swift has two albums back in the top ten, most likely thanks to her amazing almost-clean sweep at the Billboard Music Awards a couple of days ago.

Golden Lady Antebellum
Life Is A Highway Jason Owen
Red Taylor Swift
Mother Natalie Maines
The Story So Far Keith Urban
So Country 2013 Various
Based on a True Story… Blake Shelton
Annie Up Pistol Annies
Two Lanes Of Freedom Tim McGraw
Fearless Taylor Swift

 

Artist of The Month: Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin born in 1964 is the quintessential singer-songwriter in the American country music tradition. She has been covered by everyone from Emmylou Harris to the Dixie Chicks and is the last word in respected country singers.

Patty Griffin has just released her seventh album American Kid, her first album of original material since 2007’s Children Running Through. We absolutely love the album here at the Western Boot Barn, it is without a doubt one of our top albums for the year – and we are only in May!

There is a quality to Griffin’s voice that is unmistakable. It is worth noting that the album was written as a tribute to Patty’s father, on her own website it quotes:

[the album] was written to honor my father”

Her website goes on to say:

“ …it features a group of remarkably powerful, personal and unpredictable songs arranged and performed in a style that doesn’t entirely repeat anything she’s done on her previous albums while drawing on all of them.”

You can watch the video for the first single ‘Ohio’ a duet with Robert Plant right here.

You can order the album from Amazon here or visit www.pattygriffin.com for more information.

Top 10 Australian Country Albums

It is really great to see some new artists and some movement in the top ten this week. We are especially excited to see Jason Owen in the top spot. He is a boy from the country & X Factor star! His new album is out now and available to buy on iTunes and you can get a sneak preview by watching his X Factor audition here:

Life Is A Highway Jason Owen
Golden Lady Antebellum
Red Taylor Swift
Life On A Rock Kenny Chesney
So Country 2013 Various
Based on a True Story… Blake Shelton
The Story So Far Keith Urban
Uncaged Zac Brown Band
Two Lanes Of Freedom Tim McGraw
Need You Now Lady Antebellum

Winter Boot Ideas

Winter is pretty much here in Australia – although the recent spell of good weather might make you think otherwise!

The Western Boot Barn provides a fantastic range of boots for all weather. Often boots for winter fall into one of two catagories: gum boots which can be tough and un-stylish OR leaky-drafty boots. Here at the Boot Barn we provide amazing looking boots that will keep your feet warm, dry and supported all winter!

Here are our top 3 best selling waterproof boots:

Dan Post Albuquerque $219.00

 

Men's Rocky Waterproof Work Western $239.00

 

Ariat Duraterrain H2O $179.00

Free shipping within Australia. Enjoy!