MTV Hive: Five Alt-Country Albums for a Twangy Summer

Jim Allen

Let’s face it, spending the whole summer hopping up and down to dubstep like a jackrabbit raised in Skrillex’s back yard is bound to get old at some point. Right? If you’re planning to get through the season in style, you’ll want to have some earthy Americana on your side to see you through the sweaty, sticky weeks and months to come. That’s why we’ve reached into our bag of tricks for some recent and upcoming alt-country albums to add that crucial touch of twang to your June, July, and August action.

2. Chelle Rose, Ghost of Browder Holler

Raw, bluesy riffs run through the swampy Southern sounds Chelle Rose cooks up on her new album, produced by alt-Americana icon Ray Wylie Hubbard. When she really bares her fangs on killer cuts like “Alimony,” she can come off sounding like Lucinda Williams’ little sister out on parole with a well sharpened axe to grind. Out now on Lil Damsel Records.

Stream “Alimony”:

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