Jason Scott

Jason Scott is a West Virginia-based freelance music, culture, and horror film journalist with four cats and an always-percolating coffee pot.

Avi Kaplan

INTERVIEWThe Songs That Changed My Life: Avi Kaplan

By Jason Scott, May 26, 2022

Kaplan’s five picks are a glimpse into the kind of singer-songwriter he’s always wanted to be.

Miranda Lambert - Revolution Vinyl Me Please Album Cover

COUNTRY CLASSICSMiranda Lambert - Revolution

By Jason Scott, May 23, 2022

Revolution is a masterclass in songwriting that perfectly balances tradition with modern style. Inarguably, it remains the template for what great country music should always be about.

Lauren Alaina

ESSENTIALSThe Best Lauren Alaina Songs

By Jason Scott, February 15, 2022

A definitive ranking of country superstar Lauren Alaina's best songs

Brett Eldredge

LONG READBrett Eldredge: A Self-Love Work-In-Progress

By Jason Scott, April 27, 2022

Ahead of his UK tour in May, Eldredge reflects on his journey to find self-love and two years spent in deep reflection.

Holler Country Music

STAFF PICKSZach Bryan - American Heartbreak

By Jason Scott, May 17, 2022

American Heartbreak sculpts the entire breadth of human experience, as Bryan stitches together songs of love, loss and life’s fleeting nature with brilliant command.

Lady A - What A Song Can Do / Big Machine Label Group (2021)

ALBUM REVIEWLady A - What A Song Can Do

By Jason Scott, October 20, 2021

With What a Song Can Do, Lady A's eighth career set, the band continue pushing forward with emotionally-driven songwriting while also looping back to their poppier roots.

Artist - Kelsea Ballerini 1

ESSENTIALSThe Best Kelsea Ballerini Songs

By Jason Scott, January 7, 2022

Revisiting her songbook so far, we handpick Ballerini's best songs, from hit singles to essential deep cuts.

Holler Country Music

ESSENTIALSThe Best Trisha Yearwood Songs

By Jason Scott, May 19, 2022

Holler revisits Trisha Yearwood's impressive catalog to select her defining hits.

Caroline Spence - True North

STAFF PICKSCaroline Spence - True North

By Jason Scott, April 26, 2022

In an era where we are collectively reassessing meanings of life and death, the singer-songwriter's latest will stand as a lasting memento 一 an apt discernment of time and aging.

Album - Sam Hunt - Montevallo

COUNTRY CLASSICSSam Hunt - Montevallo

By Jason Scott, October 25, 2021

It’s certainly not your momma’s taste of traditional country, yet Montevallo's honoring of storytelling roots makes it one of the great modern country classics.

Holler Country Music

ALBUM REVIEWRyan Culwell - Run Like a Bull

By Jason Scott, January 26, 2022

Culwell experiences profound personal and creative rebirth with Run Like a Bull, and his willingness to own up to his past through art is a tremendous leap forward.

Priscilla Block - Welcome To The Block Party Album Cover

ALBUM REVIEWPriscilla Block - Welcome To The Block Party

By Jason Scott, February 7, 2022

It's perfectly crafted pop-country that goes down like smooth caramel, while also ensuring you that she’ll never pretend to be anything but herself.

Holler Country Music

INTERVIEWThe Songs That Changed My Life: Caroline Spence

By Jason Scott, April 28, 2022

Tasked with celebrating special songs, Caroline Spence turns the dial back to her youth and those essential cuts that forever changed her relationship with music and set her down the songwriting path.

Holler Country Music

ALBUM REVIEWCole Swindell - Stereotpye

By Jason Scott, April 5, 2022

When Stereotype hits its stride, it’s operating on all cylinders - Cole Swindell has the songwriting chops, but a distraction with radio fodder deters from true brilliance.