CD Baby artists on year-end best-of listsBefore we move too far beyond 2013, we wanted to take a moment to congratulate CD Baby artists whose music was featured on some of those best-of lists that appear at the end of the year.

We’re not psychic — and we probably missed a bunch of lists which feature CD Baby bands — so if your music made it onto a year-end list, we’d love to hear about it. Please let us know in the comments section below.

So, without further ado, here are the artists whose music got praised as some of the best from 2013:

 Well done, hurray, huzzah, and congrats to…

1. Shelby Earl — whose album Swift Arrows was featured in best-of lists from:

The Seattle Times

No Depression

KEXP 90.3


The Sports Network



The Bob Rivers Show

The Herald

Seattle Met Magazine

2. Mary Gauthier — whose album Live at Blue Rock was highlighted by:

* No Depression

* Buzz and Howl’s list of “Best Americana releases of 2013”

* Country Fried Rock’s Best of 2013

* Sloane Spencer’s Picks from 2013

3. Honduran — whose album Street Eagles was featured in:

Matt Fitton’s Top 25

4. David Brookings — whose album The Maze came in at #56 on:

Absolute Powerpop’s Top 100 list

5. Mark Mulcahy — whose album Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You showed up on best-of lists from:

* Consequence of Sound

* Yahoo

6. Wild Ones — whose album Keep it Safe was highlighted by:

* Time Magazine

* GoldFlakePaint

7. Julie Byrne — whose music was highlighted by:


8. Digital Noise Academy — whose album Synemy appeared on a year-end list from:

* Melodic Net

9. Bars of Gold — whose album Wheels was featured by:

* Paste Magazine

10. Diarrhea Planet — was highlighted as one of the 20 best new bands of 2013 by:

* Paste Magazine

11. Gregory Alan Isakov — whose The Weatherman was highlighted as one of the best singer-songwriter albums by:

* iTunes

The Troubadour’s Road

12. Wyldlife — whose album The Time Has Come To Rock & Roll got #1 spot on a list of best albums from:

Culture Brats

13. Escort — whose front woman Adeline was named one of the 10 most stylish women in music by:

* Styleite

14. The Black Lillies — whose album Runaway Freeway Blues was highlighted by:


Nashville Gab

Americana Music Association

* American Songwriter Magazine

The Alternate Root Magazine

The Music GOD

Speakers in Code


* GiantStep


15. Nicholas Payton —  whose album Sketches of Spain was featured in a best album list from:

* Chicago Tribune

Was your music featured in a year-end list? Let us know in the comments section below.

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