Sundy Best, 'Bring Up the Sun'
We've talked up this two-dude duo from Kentucky before, naming them one of our 10 New Artists You Need to Know earlier this summer. And for good reason: their LP Bring Up the Sun. An instantly timeless album with a genuine sense of heart — there's no quickly dated computer beats or country boy posturing here — Sun radiates with sincerity. Whether singer-guitarist Nick Jamerson is brushing aside the unconscionable idea of regret in the introspective "Smoking Gun" or percussionist Kris Bentley is banging away a bar-band rhythm in the love-struck "Until I Met You," the record's 15 tracks serve as an example of what today's country music can be, if artists would just let their guard down.