Best albums of 2012 lists are everywhere. The only problem is they are nationwide, so I decided to ask around and find out what the most loved Country albums of 2012 are right here in the Southern Tier. I also threw in my two cents. Feel free to offer your two. Here are the top 5.

  • 5

    Lionel Richie - Tuskegee

    Taking everyone by surprise, Lionel Richie paired up with some of Country's coolest artists to deliver this masterpiece Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts and even his buddy Kenny Rogers lended their talents to make this reworking of Richie's hits hotter than hot.
  • 4

    Jason Aldean - Night Train

    Jason Aldean had an interesting year. Coming off his 2011 ending CMA award for the album "My Kinda Party", Jason wowed crowds in concert, sold out his first stadium show and had a little personal life hiccup. Then came the 2012 ending "Night Train". He teased us with it's contents by releasing Take A Little Ride, then showed his loyalty to friends by teaming up with buddies Eric church and Luke Bryan on the hot The Only Way I Know. There are a bunch of surprises waiting for you to hear on this collection. Including the Joe Diffie tribute "1994." With this album, Jason leaves no doubt he has arrived!
  • 3

    Miranda Lambert - Four The Record

    released in 2011, this album remained a favorite through 2012. Miranda caught our attention with the first single, Baggage Claim, made us cry with the song she co-wrote with hubby Blake Shelton, Over You, and wrapped it up with Fastest Girl In Town. Her cheeky attitude and honest emotion throughout the project makes this a best loved collection.
  • 2

    Kenny Chesney - Welcome To The Fishbowl

    Kenny Chesney came back with a vengeance in 2012, after taking a little break. The result was a collection of songs that spanned the gamut of emotions. from his party song with buddy Tim McGraw, Feel Like A Rock Star, to the soulful You and Tequila with new friend Grace Potter and El Cerrito Place, Kenny has shown he can grow and produce whatever kind of music he wants. It's a welcome return!
  • 1

    Little Big Town - Tornado

    Little Big Town has the most infectious song, by far, for 2012. I dare anyone not to sing "Pontoon"! Go ahead, try. Pontoon launched their latest and best album to date. The mix of songs is surely a tornado! They ended the year by giving us the title track and it is a hot one too. All you need to do is listen to their harmony and you'll figure out why this is the Top Country Album in Binghamton for 2012!