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Johnny Cole’s 2022 Music Awards and Favorite Albums & Singles/Tracks of the Year

Since 1979, Johnny Cole has been compiling two annual year-end music lists: “Favorite Albums of the Year” and “Favorite Singles/Tracks of the Year” This is his 44th year! 


MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Jimmy Hall for his incredible latest album Ready Now (produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith) and the song “Jumpin’ for Joy” and its entertaining video.
MALE ARTIST(s) OF THE YEAR: Bruce Springsteen; Jimmy Hall (tie)
● FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Adele (highly based on two outstanding performances at British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park in London, UK on July 1 & 2)
DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR: Larkin Poe (based on the release of their latest album Blood Harmony and their performance at the Love Rocks NYC charity event.
MUSIC COMEBACK OF THE YEAR: Duran Duran who received a long overdue induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, their successful 2022 Tour, and the release of their film Duran Duran: A Hollywood High; and the legendary Jimmy Hall for the release of Ready Now, his first new solo album of original material since 2007 (tie).
MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR: The 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony ft. Pat Benetar & Neil Giraldo, Eurythmics, Duran Duran, Eminem, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Dr. Dre, U2’s The Edge, Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Olivia Rodrigo, Pink, Sara Bareilles, Ed Sheeran, Janet Jackson, Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, Lenny Kravitz, Zac Brown Band, and more at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 5)
CONCERT TOUR OF THE YEAR: Tears for Fears with special guest Garbage
CONCERT OF THE YEAR (not part of a festival): Tears for Fears with special guest Garbage “two shows” at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH (May 20) & Blossom Music Center in Cleveland, OH (May 21)(tie)
CONCERT OR LIVE MUSIC EVENT AT A SMALLER SIZED INDOOR VENUE: Dale Watson & His Lone Stars at The Peoples Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Mar. 6); Father John Misty’s celebration of the new album Chloë and The Next 20th Century at The Rainbow Room (Rockefeller Center) in New York City, NY (Apr. 14); and Mississippi Songwriters Alliance Presents “Songs & Stories Live Show” featuring Sugarcane Jane at The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, MS (Nov. 17)(tie)
CONCERT OR LIVE MUSIC EVENT AT A SMALLER SIZED OUTDOOR VENUE: Frog Pond Sunday Social ft. Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes, The Marlow Boys (Phil Proctor, Stan Foster, Karl Langley & Joe Langley) and Blue Mother Tupelo (Ricky & Micol Davis) at The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, AL (Oct. 30)

BENEFIT CONCERT/EVENT OF THE YEAR: “Love Rocks NYC” ft. Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, Hozier, Warren Haynes, Melissa Etheridge, Allison Russell, Larkin Poe, David Shaw (of The Revivalists), Anders Osborne, Celisse, Jimmy Vivino, Maggie Rose, Connor Kennedy (of Steely Dan), Ben Harper, Danny Clinch, Bernie Williams, with Bill Murray, Lawrence Fishburne, Steve Schirripa from The Sopranos & more. Plus, Will Lee & an all-star House Band at Beacon Theatre in New York City, NY (Mar. 10); and “16th Annual Stand Up For Heroes” Benefit (Bob Woodruff Foundation) ft. Bruce Springsteen, The Lumineers and more at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, NY (Nov. 7)(tie)
MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR: British Summer Time at Hyde Park in London, UK (began on June 24); and Glastonbury Festival at “Worthy Farm” in Pilton, Somerset (UK)(began on June 22)(tie)
MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR DEDICATED TO SONGWRITING: Mississippi Songwriters Festival in Ocean Springs/Gautier, MS (Sept. 16 -19)
LIVE PERFORMANCE(s) OF THE YEAR: Adele’s performance of “Love is a Game” BST at Hyde Park (July 1 & 2) and Wolf Alice’s performance of “The Last Man on Earth” at Glastonbury Festival “Worthy Farm” in Pilton, Somerset (UK))(June 24)(tie)
LIVE MUSIC ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR: Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes, The Marlow Boys & Blue Mother Tupelo at The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, AL (Oct. 30)
ALBUM RELEASE SHOW OF THE YEAR: Father John Misty’s release show for Chloë and the Next 20th Century at The Rainbow Room (Rockefeller Center) in New York City, NY (Apr. 14)
DIGITAL LIVE MUSIC EVENT OR SHOW: ABBA “Special Digital Experience” at the newly designed ABBA Arena in London (UK) (June 27)
AWARDS EVENT OF THE YEAR: “37th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony” at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 5)

37th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on November 5th was Johnny Cole’s favorite live music event of the year.


FAVORITE “INDOOR” MUSIC VENUE (Club, Intimate Size Establishment): Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, AL; and The Peoples Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (tie)
FAVORITE “INDOOR” MUSIC VENUE (Midsize Establishment): Ram’s Head in Annapolis, MD; The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ (tie)
FAVORITE “INDOOR” MUSIC VENUE (Theatre or Large Concert Hall): Beacon Theatre (New York City, NY), Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center (Ocean Springs, MS), and Radio City Music Hall (New York City, NY)(tie)
FAVORITE “INDOOR” MUSIC VENUE (Large Arena): Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
FAVORITE “OUTDOOR” MUSIC VENUE (Intimate Size Establishment): The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, AL
FAVORITE MUSIC “OUTDOOR” VENUE (Amphitheater or Large Outdoor Pavilion): Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls (near Cleveland) OH.
FAVORITE MUSIC “OUTDOOR” MUSIC VENUE (Stadium or Festival Location): Glastonbury Festival location at “Worthy Farm” in Pilton, Somerset (UK)); Hyde Park in London, UK (tie)


FAVORITE MUSIC-THEMED FILM/DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION: Duran Duran: A Hollywood High (Directed by Ridoyanul Hoq and Gavin Elder); Shania Twain: No Just A Girl (Directed by Joss Crowley, Netflix); Randy Rhoads: Reflections of a Guitar Icon (Directed by Andre Relis, Amazon); Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 (also known as “Clusterf**k: Woodstock ’99) (Directed by Jamie Crawford, Netflix); and Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall (Directed by Bob Smeaton, Netflix)(tie)
FAVORITE MUSIC-THEMED TELEVISION PRODUCTION OR SPECIAL: Howard Stern’s Interview with Bruce Springsteen on SirusXM and HBO-Max; and 37th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on HBO (tie)
FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO: “Jumpin for Joy” by Jimmy Hall and “Nightshift” by Bruce Springsteen (tie)
FAVORITE SIRIUS XM PROGRAM: E Street Radio with Jim Rotolo (E Street Radio); Live from E Street Nation with Dave Marsh (E Street Radio); 80’s at 8 Big 40 Countdown (80s On 8)(tie)
FAVORITE MUSIC-THEMED PODCAST: The Joe Rogan Experience (the topical podcast often delves into a variety of music topics and interviews with popular musicians.
FAVORITE YOU-TUBE MUSIC-THEMED SHOW: Professor of Rock hosted by Adam Reader
FAVORITE ORIGINAL SONG USED IN A FILM or TELEVISION PRODUCTION: “Strange Game” (from Slow Horses, ATV+ Original Series) – Mick Jagger
FAVORITE PREVIOUSLY RELEASED SONG(S) USED IN A FILM OR TELEVISION PRODUCTION: “Please Don’t Go” by K.C. & The Sunshine Band, 1979 (from Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Netflix); “From the Morning” by Nick Drake, 1972 (from Sr., a documentary by Robert Downey, Jr., Netflix); and “Gone” by The Dose, 2019 (from Sr., a documentary by Robert Downey, Jr., Netflix)(tie)

FAVORITE ORIGINAL MOVIE SOUNDTRACK: Summer of Soul (… Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Various Artists; and Top Gun: Maverick The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Various Artists (tie)
FAVORITE MUSIC EVENT ON BROADWAY OR STAGE: Almost Famous: The Musical at Bernard B Jacobs Theatre in New York City, NY; The Wanderer: Based on the Life and Music of Dion at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ (tie)


● ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Ready Now – Jimmy Hall
SINGLE/ALBUM TRACK OF THE YEAR: “Jumpin’ For Joy” – Jimmy Hall
EP OF THE YEAR: The Flow – Della Memoria; and Sonny – Stevie Ann (tie)
AMERICANA ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Tourist – John Calvin Abney; You Reap What You Sow – The Weeping Willows (tie)
BLUEGRASS ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Me/And/Dad – Billy Strings (with Terry Barber)
BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Into Your Blues – Johnny Sansone
COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Humble Quest – Maren Morris
FOLK ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You – Big Thief
HIP HOP/RAP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers – Kendrick Lamar
JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Ghost Song – Cécile McLorin Salvant
LIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Summer of Soul (… Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Various Artists *the album of live recordings from 1969’s Harlem Cultural Festival was released in January of 2022 prior to the film winning an Oscar.
METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Diamond Star Halos – Def Leppard
POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Midnights – Taylor Swift
R&B ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Various Artists
COVERS OR TRIBUTE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Only The Strong Survive – Bruce Springsteen
ANNIVERSARY REISSUED ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Chronic Town EP – R.E.M. (originally released on Aug. 24, 1982; reissued for its 40th Annivesary on Aug. 19, 2022) 
ALBUM BOX-SET COLLECTION: The Admiralty Lights: Complete Studio, Live and Rare 1964-2009 – Al Stewart; Against the Odds 1974-1982 – Blondie; The Alternate Collection – Fleetwood Mac; Life Moves Pretty Fast: The John Hughes Mixtapes – Various Artists; Live at the Fillmore 1997 – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; Revolver’ Super Deluxe Edition – The Beatles; Sail on Sailor – 1972 – The Beach Boys; and The 7″ Singles Box – Paul McCartney (tie)

FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2022 (and Honorable Mentions):

1. Ready Now – Jimmy Hall
● 2. Only The Strong Survive – Bruce Springsteen
● 3. Wet Leg – Wet Leg
● 4. You Reap What You Sow – The Weeping Willows
● 5. Blood Harmony – Larkin Poe
● 6. Right On – Banditos
● 7. Tourist – John Calvin Abney
● 8. Where The Purple Flowers Grow – Royal Horses
● 9. Enough – Eric Erdman
● 10. Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Various Artists
● 11. Chloë and the Next 20th Century – Father John Misty
● 12. The Tipping Point – Tears For Fears
● 13. Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? – Tyler Childers
● 14. Into Your Blues – Johnny Sansone
● 15. Ghost Stories – The Whitmore Sisters
● 16. Big Time – Angel Olsen
● 17. Keep Going – Dave Jordan
● 18. Strictly A One-Eyed Jack – John Mellencamp
● 19. Emerald Blue – Andrew Duhon
● 20. Denim & Diamonds – Nikki Lane
● 21. Words & Music, May 1965 – Lou Reed
● 22. Moment of Truth – The Red Clay Strays
● 23. External Combustion – Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs
24. Palomino – Miranda Lambert

● 25. My Boy – Marlon Williams
● 26. Yonder Comes The Wagon – Gypsy Spark
● 27. I Hope I Know – Seth Walker
● 28. If These Walls Could Talk – Luke Winslow-King
● 29. Palomino – First Aid Kit
● 30. Co-Starring Too – Ray Wylie Hubbard
● 31. Take It Like a Man – Amanda Shires
● 32. The Boy Named If – Elvis Costello & The Imposters
● 33. Let Me Be Strong – Stephen Sylvester
● 34. Janus – Paula Boggs Band
● 35. Hummingbird Tea – Serabee
● 36. Horizon Line – Dan Navarro
● 37. Young Blood – Marcus King
● 38. Forsythia – Caleb Caudle
● 39. Sisyphus Happy – M. Lockwood Porter
● 40. In The Canyon Haze – Brandi Carlile
● 41. The Liar – John Fullbright
● 42. Strange Time To Be Alive – Early James
● 43. And Now, Let’s Turn to Page… – Brent Cobb
● 44. Birds in the Ceiling – John Moreland
● 45. Humble Quest – Maren Morris
● 46. Midnights – Taylor Swift
● 47. 1977 – Michelle Malone
● 48. Dropout Boogie – The Black Keys
● 49. A Beautiful Time – Willie Nelson
● 50. Nightroamer – Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
● 51. One Day – The Cactus Blossoms
● 52. Life On Earth – Hurray For The Riff Raff
● 53. Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville – Ashley McBryde
● 54. Weather Alive – Beth Orton
● 55. The Invisible Light: Spells – T-Bone Burnett
● 56. Crown – Eric Gales
● 57. Cruel Country – Wilco
● 58. Love Songs for Losers – The Lone Bellow
● 59. Things Are Great – Band of Horses
● 60. I Walked With You a Ways – Plains
● 61. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You – Big Thief
● 62. The Blues Don’t Lie – Buddy Guy
● 63. Crooked Tree – Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
● 64. Just Like That… – Bonnie Raitt
● 65. Healing Time – Ruthie Foster
● 66. Good Person – Ingrid Andress
● 67. Country Coming Down – Paul Cauthen
● 68. Moving Through America – Steve Forbert
● 69. Other Worlds – The Pretty Reckless
● 70. American Heartbreak – Zach Bryan
● 71. Loose Future – Courtney Marie Andrews
● 72. Mississippi Son – Charlie Musselwhite
● 73. We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong – Sharon Van Etten
● 74. Bliss – Phil Madeira
● 75. Ways & Means – The Deslondes
● 76. Straight From The Heart – Kenny Neal
● 77. Jerry Jeff – Steve Earle
● 78. Game Changer – Jim Lauderdale
● 79. All the Kids are Super Bummed Out – Luke Haines & Peter Buck
● 80. Carry Me Home – Mavis Staples & Levon Helm
● 81. Home, Before & After – Regina Spektor
● 82. The Garden – Motel Radio
● 83. YTI⅃AƎЯ – Bill Callahan
● 84. World Record – Neil Young & Crazy Horse
● 85. Me/And/Dad – Billy Strings (with Terry Barber)
● 86. Done Come Too Far – Shemekia Copeland
● 87. Fear of the Dawn – Jack White
● 88. Entering Heaven Alive – Jack White
● 89. If I Were A Butterfly – Rayland Baxter
● 90. This Is A Photograph – Kevin Morby
● 91. Now And The Evermore – Colin Hay
● 92. Neon Blue – Joshua Hedley
● 93. Day by Day – Timothy B. Schmit
● 94. Outdated Emotion – Delbert McClinton
● 95. I Don’t Know Who Needs to Hear This – Tomberlin
● 96. Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver – Various Artists
● 97. Devil May Care – Tinsley Ellis
● 98. Ghost Song – Cécile McLorin Salvant
● 99. Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson – Various Artists
● 100. Sometimes, Forever – Soccer Mommy

Honorable Mentions:
The Alien Coast – St. Paul & The Broken Bones All The Truth That I Can Tell – Dashboard Confessional Almost Proud – The Del McCoury Band Always, All Ways – Cassandra Lewis Angels & Queens – Part I – Gabriels Autofiction – Suede Bad Days Better – Adam Hood Bad Mood Rising – Melvins Bell Bottom Country – Lainey Wilson ● Brightside – The Lumineers The Car – Arctic Monkeys Cazimi – Caitlin Rose Charlie – Charlie Puth Chicamacomico – American Aquarium Clouding Up Your City – The Damn Quails C’mon You Know – Liam Gallagher Come Morning – The Bros. Landreth Coming Home: A Collection of Songs – Drew & Ellie Holcomb Cool It Down – Yeah Yeah Yeahs Covers – Cat Power Dance Fever – Florence + The Machine Dark Enough to See the Stars – Mary Gauthier Denim & Rhinestones – Carrie Underwood Doggerel – Pixies Diamond Star Halos – Def Leppard Dig Me In: A Dig Me Out Covers Album – Sleater-Kinney ● Direction of the Heart – Simple Minds Dirt Does Dylan – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ● Earthling – Eddie Vedder 18 – Jeff Beck & Johnny Depp ● El Mirador – Calexico Exile…. – The Tisburys Fables in a Foreign Land – John Doe Fever Dreams Pts. 1-4 – Johnny Marr Fierce Bliss – Ann Wilson Flatland Lullaby – Joe Ely Flicted – Bruce Hornsby For You Who Are The Wronged – Kathryn Joseph Fossora – Björk 4 The Last Time – BoDeans Freewheelin’ Woman – Jewel FTHC – Frank Turner Fun Machine: The Sequel – Lake Street Dive Get On Board: The Songs of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee – Taj Majal and Ry Cooder Good To Be… – Keb’ Mo’ Growin’ Up – Luke Combs Harry’s House – Harry Styles Heartmind – Cass McCombs Hell on Church Street – Punch Brothers Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen – Various Artists Hello, Hi – Ty Segall How Do You Burn? – The Afghan Whigs I Am the Moon: I. Crescent; II. Ascension; III. The Fall; and IV. Farewell – Tedeschi Trucks Band In/Out/In – Sonic Youth Inside Problems – Andrew Bird Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years – Joe Strummer John Inghram – John Inghram JR Vol 3: A Tribute to Johnny Cash – Various Artists Jude – Julian Lennon Lifted – Trombone Shorty A Light for Attracting Attention – The Smile The Light At The End Of The Line – Janis Ian Lighten Up – Erin Rae Lil G.L. Presents: Jukebox Charley – Charley Crockett Lines in the Levee – Town Mountain Live At The Bon Soir – Barbra Streisand Live at the Capitol Theatre – David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band ● Live at Gilley’s: Sept. 15th, 1981 – Kris Kristofferson Live: Return of the Storyteller – Todd Snider Love Sux – Avril Lavigne Lucifer On The Sofa – Spoon The Man from Waco – Charley Crockett Manticore – Shovels & Rope Marcus Mumford (self-titled) – Marcus Mumford Meet the Moonlight – Jack Johnson Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson – She & Him Misadventures of Doomscroller – Dawes Monoflora – River Whyless ● Mr. Sun – Little Big Town Nation of Heat Revisited – Joe Pug Never Forget My Love – Joss Stone The New Faith – Jake Blount The News – Paramore ● No More Worlds to Conquer – Robin Trower Noise & Flowers – Neil Young & Promise of the Real Olly Olly – Penny and Sparrow Once Twice Melody – Beach House   Paint This Town – Old Crow Medicine Show Patient Number 9 – Ozzy Osbourne Player, Piano – Daniel Lanois Preacher’s Daughter – Ethel Cain Radio John: Songs of John Hartford – Sam Bush Radio Waves – Joan Osborne Remote Transmissions, Volume 1 – The Band of Heathens Renaissance – Beyoncé Resist – Midnight Oil Return of the Dream Canteen – Red Hot Chili Peppers Revival – Judah & the Lion Rock Believer – Scorpions ● Rolling Golden Holy – Bonny Light Horseman Run, Rose, Run – Dolly Parton Running with the Hurricane – Camp Cope Set Sail – North Mississippi Allstars Shufflemania! – Robyn Hitchcock So Happy It Hurts – Bryan Adams  Songs of the Recollection – Cowboy Junkies Songs My Friends Wrote – Corb Lund The Sorrow Songs (Folk Songs of Black British Experience) – Angeline Morrison Spellbound – Judy Collins The Spur – Joan Shelley Still Life – Carson McHone The Sun is Shining Down – John Mayall Sundays – Andrew Combs Surrender – Maggie Rogers Tape – Patty Griffin Things Happen That Way – Dr. John This Machine Still Kills Fascists – Dropkick Murphys Toast – Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tornillo – Whiskey Myers Top Gun: Maverick” The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Various Artists Toward The Fray – The Infamous Stringdusters The Trouble With Fever – Michelle Branch True North – Caroline Spence ● Turn My Radio Up – The Coffis Brothers 12th of June – Lyle Lovett Two Ribbons – Let’s Eat Grandma Welcome 2 Club XIII – Drive-By Truckers What’s It Gonna Take? – Van Morrison When I Go I Ghost – Cory Branan When the Sun and a Blue Star Collide – Wreckless Strangers Wings On My Shoes – Will Hoge Young Man – Jamestown Revival

Chaislyn Jane (now known professionally as Chaislyn) has accomplished something no other female music artist has done in the 44 years of Johnny Cole making year-end lists. Chaislyn has placed a song in his Top Ten Favorite Singles/Tracks of the Year for four consecutive years! Chaislyn’s “Carole” was tied at #1 for the year with Bruce Springsteen’s “There Goes My Miracle” in 2019; “Dreams I Forgot About” was #5 in 2020; “Shades of Pink” was #7 in 2021; and this year’s “Already Had It” is the #5 single on Johnny Cole’s “Favorite Singles/Tracks of 2022.”


1. “Jumpin’ for Joy” – Jimmy Hall
● 2. “Nightshift” – Bruce Springsteen
● 3. “Carry Me Home” – Beach Boys
● 4. “Who Is They” – Eric Erdman
● 5. “Already Had It” – Chaislyn
● 6. “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” – Bruce Springsteen
● 7. “Joe Roberts” – Wyatt Edmondson
● 8. “Dead End Town” – Wyatt Edmondson
● 9. “Say It Softly” – Della Memoria
● 10. “Strange Game (from “Slow Horses”)” – Mick Jagger
● 11. “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” – Bruce Springsteen
● 12. “Did You Say Such a Thing” – John Mellencamp ft. Bruce Springsteen
● 13. “Ready Now” – Jimmy Hall ft. Warren Haynes
● 14. “Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway” – David Lee Roth
● 15. “Wheels Won’t Roll” – The Weeping Willows
● 16. “Watch Me Go (Back in Time)” – John Calvin Abney
● 17. “I Don’t Want to Leave This Dream” – Dave Jordan
● 18. “As Good as it Gets” – Andrew Duhon
● 19. “Out of My Head” – First Aid Kit
● 20. “Break the Man” – Tears for Fears
● 21. “Don’t Play That Song” – Bruce Springsteen
● 22. “Risin’ Up” – Jimmy Hall
● 23. “Magnificent Hurt” – Elvis Costellos & The Imposters
● 24. “House of Sin” – The Weeping Willows
● 25. “Ur Mum” – Wet Leg
● 26. “Cage” – Billy Idol
● 27. “Anti-Hero” – Taylor Swift
● 28. “Part of the Band” – The 1975
● 29. “Here Tonight” – Banditos
● 30. “Shouldn’t I Be” – Scout LaRue Willis 
● 31. “Frenzy” – Iggy Pop
● 32. “Homesick” – The Lone Bellow
● 33. “Wicked Mind” – Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs
● 34. “Turn Back the Hands of Time” – Bruce Springsteen
● 35. “Circles Around This Town” – Maren Morris
● 36. “Bonfire at Tina’s” – Ashley McBryde with Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, and Pillbox Patti
● 37. “Big Time” – Angel Olsen
● 38. “Take What You Want” – Def Leppard
● 39. “Bad Spell” – Larkin Poe
● 40. “Falling Apart (Right Now) – Wilco
● 41. Angelica – Wet Leg
● 42. “Blood Harmony” – Larkin Poe
● 43. “Made Up Mind” – Bonnie Raitt
● 44. “Call Me Achilles” – John Calvin Abney
● 45. “As It Was” – Harry Styles
● 46. “Lonely at Night” – Amanda Shires
● 47. “Hold Me Closer” – Elton John & Britney Spears
● 48. “The Smoke” – The Smile
● 49. “You and Me on the Rock” – Brandi Carlile ft. Lucious
● 50. “Love Earth” – Neil Young
● 51. “Boys Back Home” – Hailey Whitters
● 52. “Where We Are” – The Lumineers
● 53. “About You” – The 1975
● 54. “Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?” – Tyler Childers
● 55. “Coyotes” – Bill Callahan
● 56. “If I Was a Cowboy” – Miranda Lambert
● 57. “Anything” – Sharen Van Etten
● 58. “Yearbook” – Ingrid Andress
● 59. “Degredation Rules” – Ozzy Osbourne
● 60. “Heart Like a Truck” – Lainey Wilson
● 61. “Shotgun” – Soccer Mommy

● 62. “Brother The Cloud” – Eddie Vedder
● 63. “Anti-Glory” – Horsegirl
● 64. “Good Person” – Ingrid Andress
● 65. “Black Crow” – The Weeping Willows
● 66. “Give Me Mercy” – The Cult
● 67. “Sonny” – Stevie Ann 
● 68. “High Plains Drifter” – Kirk Hammett
● 69. “Friday Night” – Beth Orton
● 70. “Lavender Haze” – Taylor Swift
● 71. “No Escape From Now” Ozzy Osbourne ft. Tommy Iommi
● 72. “Saga” – Hurray for the Riff Raff
● 73. “Blacktop” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
● 74. “Growing Up” – The Linda Lindas
● 75. “Greed” – Ann Wilson

CLICK HERE for The Southland Music Line 2022 – A Year in Review
CLICK HERE for 2022 Music Artist of the Year article (from Dec. 1, 2022)
CLICK HERE for Johnny Cole’s Favorite Shows, Concerts & Live Music Events of 2022, Complete List of Shows in 2022 and Complete List of Music Artists seen in 2022.

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