Mississippi in July
Label: Warner Records
If the name looks familiar, then perhaps you've seen it among the openers for artists like Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert. Or maybe your local country station gave a few spins to his "Could It Be," a giddy morning-after talk about moving from friends to lovers. Either way, Worsham's is a name worth knowing: Rubberband is an exciting, accomplished debut in a year full of them. Best ode to youth that even olds can get down with: "Young to See." Best chance to hear a pair of olds get down with a kid half their age: the Marty Stuart and Vince Gill-featuring "Tools of the Trade."