Christmas is just around the corner, and if you're anything like me, you've avoided those Black Friday lines and are hoping you get all those gifts purchases and wrapped in time.

I will tell you something... music is a timeless gift. I constantly have people approaching me asking for new music suggestions. It just so happens to be that time of year when you have every excuse to purchase any album under the sun.

There were SO many good albums released this year, and it really is hard to narrow them down. However, I would like to share the hubby and I's top 10 favorites that we were sure to snap off the shelves, and we know you'll love too. Introducing part one:

10.  Sons of Fathers - State of The Art

9. Wade Bowen - Wade Bowen

8. John Edward Baumann - High Plains Alchemy

7. Jason Eady - Daylight and Dark

6. Mike Ryan - Bad Reputation

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