2017 Favorites According To The Southland Music Line

Johnny Cole’s List (For Complete List – See Below)
☆ 1. “First Cigarette” – Travis Meadows
☆ 2. “All American Made” – Margo Price
☆ 3. “Soul Fire” – Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul
☆ 4. “Bidin My Time” – Chris Hillman
☆ 5. “Ladders & Edges” – Sugarcane Jane
☆ 6. “Scarlett Roses” – Grayson Capps
☆ 7. “The Great Room” and “Somebody Else’s Dream”- Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet
☆ 8. “From A Room: Vol. 1” & “From A Room: Vol. 2” – Chris Stapleton
☆ 9. “Trinity Lane” – Lilly Hiatt
☆ 10. “Mockingbird Soul” – Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough
Click Here for his complete list of Favorite Albums

Stephen Anderson’s List (in no particular order):
☆ “Pure Comedy” – Father John Misty
☆ “All American Made” – Margo Price
☆ “Big Bad Luv” – John Moreland
☆ “Southern Gothic” – Dan Tyminski
☆ “Highway Queen” – Nikki Lane
☆ “Trinity Lane” – Lilly Hiatt
☆ “Scarlett Roses” – Grayson Capps
☆ “Sidelong” – Sarah Shook & The The Disarmers (re-released in 2017)
☆ “Tell Tell The Devil I’m Gettin’ There As Fast As I Can – Ray Wylie Hubbard
☆ “Southern Blood” – Gregg Allman
☆ “Lucky 7” – Wes Lee
☆ “Outlaw Justice” – Lightnin Malcolm
☆ “From a Room: Vol 2” – Chris Stapleton
☆ “Poor David’s Almanack” – David Rawlings

Robby Amonett’s List (In no particular order):
☆ “Scarlett Roses” – Grayson Capps
☆ “From A Room: Vol. 1 & 2” – Chris Stapleton
☆ “Trinity Lane” – Lilly Hiatt
☆ “& I’m Fine Today” – Susto
☆ “Visionland” – Banditos
☆ “Big Bad Luv” – John Moreland
☆ “All American Made” – Margo Price
☆ “Wrangled” – Angeleena Presley
☆  “TX Jelly” –  The Texas Gentleman
☆  “Lotta Sea Lice” – Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett
☆  Robby stated that his most listened to music in 2017 was the Black Sabbath with Ozzy Osbourne special reissue collection.

Favorite Shows of 2017

Johnny Cole’s List (For Complete List – See Below)
☆ 1. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band “Australia/New Zealand Tour – 14 shows”: Perth (Jan. 22, 25, 27), Adelaide (Jan. 30), Melbourne (Feb. 2, 4), Sydney (Feb. 7, 9), Hanging Rock (Feb. 12); Brisbane (Feb. 14, 16), Hunter Valley (Feb. 18), Christchurch (NZ) (Feb. 21) & Auckland (NZ)(Feb. 25) Those artists who appeared or opened some of the shows on this tour: Richie Sambora, Diesel, Jet and Marlon Williams & Yarro Benders
☆ 2. Bruce Springsteen on Broadway at Walter Kerr Theatre in New York Ciry, NY (Nov. 7-11, 14-18, 21 & 22)
☆ 3. Lady Gaga at Coachella Music & Arts Festival at Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA (Apr. 15) * See also #11 (More Lady Gaga shows) & #84 (Coachella)
☆ 4. U2 “The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour” North America Leg – SF Bay Area (wsg Mumford & Sons)(May 17), L.A. Area (May 20, 21); Houston (May 24), Dallas (May 26) (4 shows wsg The Lumineers), Tampa (June 14), Louisville (June 16)(2 shows w/OneRepublic), New Orleans (wsg Beck)(Sept. 14); South American Leg – Mexico City (Oct. 3, 4), Bogota (Oct. 7), Buenes Aires (Oct. 10, 11), Santiago (Oct. 14) (6 shows wsg Noel Gallagher & The High Flying Birds)
☆ 5. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers “40th Anniversary Tour”. Multiple shows: Oklahoma City (Apr. 20) Apr. 22 Dallas (Apr. 22), Little Rock (Apr. 25), W. Palm Beach (May 5), Tampa (May 6), Napa (May 27), Red Rocks (May 29 & 30) *Joe Walsh opened this part of tour; Arroya Seco (June 24), Chicago wsg Chris Stapleton (June 29), Philadelphia wsg Peter Wolf (July 1), Canandaigua, NY wsg Peter Wolf(July 2), Milwaukee wsg Chris Stapleton (July 5 & 6), London (July 9) * Highlight of Tour: The performance of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Stevie Nicks at British Summer Time at Hyde Park in London.
☆ 6. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honoring Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Tupac Shakur, Nile Rodgers, and Yes. Also featuring Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson of Rush, David Letterman, Jackson Browne, Alicia Keys, Dhani Harrison (George’s son), Lenny Kravitz, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell and Pat Monahan of Train at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (Apr. 7)
☆ 7. “Sing Me Home” The Music of Merle Haggard Tribute feat. Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Sheryl Crow, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lynn, Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Kacey Musgraves. Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Anderson, Bobby Bare, the Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Ronnie Dunn, Alabama, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Warren Haynes, Lucinda Williams and Connie Smith. Haggard’s guitarist son Ben Haggard was one of evening’s musical directors at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN (Apr. 6)
☆ 8. Sharleen Spiteri & Texas wsg Henry Ate (Karma) at Emmarentia Dam/Montecasino in Johannesburg, South Africa (Dec. 10)
☆ 9. Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes, Russ Broussard, Susan Cowsill, Brian Stoltz, John Fohl & Johnny Sansone at The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, AL (Dec. 3)
☆ 10. Laid Back Festival ft. Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul, Jackson Browne, Peter Wolf, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band & Bruce Springsteen at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J. (Sept. 21)
Click Here for his complete list of Favorite Shows

Stephen Anderson’s List (In no particular order):
> Parker Millsap at Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL (Jan. 16)

> Mac McAnally, Jimmy Buffett & Libby Rae Watson at The Grand Magnolia in Pascagoula, MS (Jan. 14)
> Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet “Two CD Release Show” at Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL (May 28)
> Johnny Hayes & The Loveseats at Dority’s Bar & Grill in Dauphin Island, AL (July 4)
> The Jericho Road Show at The Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, MS; Lightnin’ Malcolm at The Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, MS; Big George Brock at Red’s Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS (All on Aug. 11)
> Travis Meadows & Whiskey Jack at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Sept. 1)
> Piney Woods Picnic in Hattiesburg, MS (Sept)
>Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival 2017 ft. The North Mississippi Allstars, Anders Osborne, Samantha Fish, Victor Wainwrght, Louisiana’s Leroux, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone, Wes Lee, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Tea J. Moore, Colin Lake, Johnny Vidacovich, Danielle Nicole and more. (Sept. 29 & 30)
> Grayson Capps “CD Release” Show at Cedar Street Social Club in Mobile, AL (Dec. 1)
> Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes, Brian Stoltz, Susan Cowsill, John Fohl, Johnny Sansone & Russ Broussard at The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, AL (Dec. 3)

Robby Amonett’s List:
He stated he didn’t attend a bad show in all of 2017.



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