Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, "You Worry Me"
With Mumford & Sons no longer dominating the public eye, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats have moved in to quietly to claim the lead spot in Americana's mainstream crossover. "You Worry Me," from their new LP Tearing at the Seams, is holding strong in the Number One spot on both Billboard's Triple A airplay and Americana singles charts – a pretty serious feat for a song that rests on a pulsing R&B beat and gritty soul instead of the soaring harmonies and aggressive kick drums that usually straddle genres. Maybe it's the message: opening with Rateliff softly singing to himself, "I'm alright today," it's a reminder to stay sane in troubled times. M.M.