Almost forgot to close this thing out!
Aside from King Kendrick, Jason Isbell made my favorite album of 2017, the first time to these ears that he's been able to sustain over the course of an entire album the greatness of the songs he contributed to Drive-By Truckers.
A decade later, married, sober and father of a little girl, there seem to be no limits to what Isbell can achieve in the years to come.
"Hope the High Road" was the perfect illustration of 2017 - hopeful, against the background of a year that was probably the biggest shit show of my life. Sometimes you just gotta forget all that, and focus on the good stuff.
And this is the good stuff.
"Hope the High Road," Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit